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A coastal image featured on a United States postal stamp.

A coast is that part of an island or continent that borders an ocean, gulf, sea, or large lake. In geology and physical geography, the coast extends inland from the shoreline. The terms coast and coastal refer to the condition of being located on or near a coast. For example, Los Angeles is a coastal city; California, Oregon, and Washington are on the West Coast.

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Coastal topics

Coastal topics provides links to Wikipedia articles on coastal features as well as features and subjects that influence the coast (for example waves, coral reefs) that technically are part of the adjacent marine or lacustrine environment.

Types of coast

Coastal landforms & features


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