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The distance over which a wave travels
The movement of a wave up the beach
The movement of a wave back down the beach
A wave with a strong swash and a weaker backwash
A wave with a weak swash and a stronger backwash
The forcing of water into cracks in rocks which eventually weakens them
A sandpapering effect as waves sling sediment into rock faces
Sediment carried in the waves is banged together and worn down
Sea water dissolves soluble materials in the rocks
The transport of sediment along the coastline
The movement of the surface of the sea created by the wind dragging on the surface.
A long and narrow ridge of sand or shingle with one end attached to the land and the other extending into the sea.
The direction of wind which blows most often, in the UK it is a South Westerly.
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