Equalization Coast

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A compensation coast shows itself in a flat and straight coastline . It arises under the influence of wind and water from the original bays , islands , peninsulas and protrusions. Sand and gravel were removed ( abrasion ) and deposited in another place. Beach shift , depending on the direction and strength of the ocean current . Typical for compensation coasts is the formation of dunes , wide sandy beaches and possibly a lagoon or a spit . Where two compensatory coasts meet, a headland ( Odde ) and a sand reef protruding into the sea can form. The removed sediments can accumulate as sandbanks parallel to the compensation coast.

Examples in Europe