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Seas (etc.)

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Coastal Features

For bays, gulfs, etc., see Seas.

Stretch of coastline in the Province of Salerno, in Italy's Campania region; named after a 10th–11th century duchy and the town on which it was centred; listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997 Click to show or hide the answer
Britain's highest chalk cliff – near Eastbourne, East Sussex Click to show or hide the answer
Broad peninsula in North–East Scotland, between the Cromarty and Moray firths Click to show or hide the answer
Tidal island off the South Devon coast, near Bigbury–on–Sea Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula forming the south–eastern part of Massachusetts – a major tourist destination Click to show or hide the answer
Promontory on Spain's Atlantic coast, about midway between Cape Tarifa (Spain's southernmost point) and the port of Cadiz – gave its name to a famous battle of 1805! Click to show or hide the answer
Shingle bank running parallel to the Dorset coast for 18 miles from the Isle of Portland Click to show or hide the answer
Coastal feature forming the south–western extremity of the Burren, on the west coast of Ireland: one of the country's top tourist attractions Click to show or hide the answer
The south–eastern coast of India (beware – there are other places with this name) Click to show or hide the answer
Coastline of Alicante province in eastern Spain (between the Costa Brava and the Costa del Sol) – includes the resorts of Benidorm and Alicante itself Click to show or hide the answer
Coastline of Catalonia in north–eastern Spain, including Barcelona and Lloret de Mar Click to show or hide the answer
The Atlantic coast of south–western Spain, including Cadiz Click to show or hide the answer
Mediterranean coastline of Malaga province in the far south of Spain; includes Torremolinos and Marbella Click to show or hide the answer
The major peninsula that protrudes from Brittany into the English Channel: the nearest land to the Channel Islands (which are off its west coast); Cherbourg is at its northern extremity Click to show or hide the answer
The northernmost of the major peninsulas of Co. Kerry, in south-west Ireland; named after its only town, its extreme point (Dunmore Head) is the westernmost point of the Irish mainland Click to show or hide the answer
Famous sandbank in the North Sea, off the east coast of England, measuring approx. 160 miles by 60; depth reduced to approximately half that of the surrounding seas; noted for its abundant fish population Click to show or hide the answer
Promontory of East Yorkshire, between Filey and Bridlington bays Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula separated from Lancashire by Morecambe Bay Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula of European Turkey that forms the northern shoreline of the Dardanelles straits Click to show or hide the answer
Headland (National Nature Reserve) marking the entrance to The Wash, on the Lincolnshire side Click to show or hide the answer
Notorious shifting sandbanks off the East coast of Kent (at the entrance to the Straits of Dover) Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula west of Swansea – famous coastal scenery including Mumbles Head, Worms Head – Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest structure made by living organisms; can be seen from space; Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Dunk Island Click to show or hide the answer
Limestone headland at Llandudno, North Wales (echoed by a little one at the other end of the bay) Click to show or hide the answer
Headland in the Bristol Channel (Somerset), with two nuclear power stations – and a third in the pipeline Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula occupied by Spain and Portugal Click to show or hide the answer
The coastline from Orcombe Point (near Exmouth, Devon) to Old Harry Rocks (near Swanage, Dorset) – a UNESCO World Heritage Site Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula which mainland Denmark is on Click to show or hide the answer
The coastline of South–West India – term sometimes used for the entire Western coast of the subcontinent Click to show or hide the answer
Eastern (Caribbean) coast of Nicaragua Click to show or hide the answer
Headland on the Essex coast, south of Harwich Click to show or hide the answer
Row of distinctive chalk stacks off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight Click to show or hide the answer
Sandbank in the Thames Estuary, marking the mouth of the river Click to show or hide the answer
The most southerly point of Dorset Click to show or hide the answer
Dorset peninsula south of Poole Harbour; gives its name to the range of hills that extends across it from the Dorset South Downs (a break in which is guarded by Corfe Castle), and also to a local government district; Studland Point is its easternmost extremity Click to show or hide the answer
Linked to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge Click to show or hide the answer
Collective name of over 100 tidal and barrier islands on the US Atlantic coast Click to show or hide the answer
Famous chalk cliffs between Seaford and Eastbourne, East Sussex – the termination of the South Downs Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula that bifurcates the Red Sea into the gulfs of Suez and Aqaba; also said to separate the Red Sea from the Mediterranean; belongs to Egypt, but part of Asia Click to show or hide the answer
Name given to the northern part of Namibia's Atlantic coast, and the southern part of Angola's; sometimes used for the entire Namib Desert coast Click to show or hide the answer
Narrow sand strip forming the north bank of the Humber Estuary, at its mouth Click to show or hide the answer
Pillars of Hercules: ancient name for the landmarks at either side of the Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula between the Dee and Mersey estuaries (in north–west England) Click to show or hide the answer
Peninsula that separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico Click to show or hide the answer

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