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Depositional landforms

Deposition creates beaches, spits and tombolos. Watch this video to find out more.


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Key points

  • Deposition creates spits, tombolos and beaches.
  • Beaches are made of eroded material that has been transported and deposited by the sea.
  • A spit is a stretch of beach material that sticks out to sea, joined to the mainland at one end.
  • A tombolo is a stretch of beach material that connects an island to the mainland.

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