[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.

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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

  https://www.niwa.co.nz/coasts-and-oceans/nz-coast/learn-about-coastal-environments/beach-types/13-beach-types/reflective-tidal-mud-flats

What about rock?

https://www.weekendnotes.com/marino-rocks-beach/

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