[Tagging] Definition of a Beach

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 00:04:21 UTC 2019

What is a beach?

Oxford Dictionary: A pebbly or sandy shore, especially by the sea 
between high- and low-water marks.

OSM description now: landform along a body of water which consists of 
sand, shingle or other loose material

OSM description yesterday: Unvegetated strip of sand, shingle or other loose material at the
coast or the shore of a lake

OSM text: Thenatural <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:natural>=beach  tag is used to mark a loose geological landform along the coast or
along another body of water consisting of sand, gravel, shingle, pebbles, cobblestones or sometimes shell fragments etc.


To me it does not have plants growing on it - so unvegitated.

Is mud not a beach? Merseyside?https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/rnli-rescue-dog-walker-stuck-in-mud-on-merseyside-beach/video/f52508898923c2dc9907202049229bbe


What about rock?


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