False Bay (South Africa)

A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean or river. Where the water is a sea, the shore is also called a "coast".

Shores are influenced by the topography of the surrounding landscape, as well as by erosion caused by water, such as waves. The geological makeup of rock and soil controls the type of shore which is created. Erosion of sedimentary soils can make a sandy or pebbly shore, usually called a beach.

A shore includes the intertidal zone that is alternately exposed and covered by waves and tides.

A shore will often have a lighthouse on it to help ships in the sea.

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Other Languages
العربية: ضفة
aragonés: Ribera
Aymar aru: Qawaya
azərbaycanca: Sahil (coğrafiya)
বাংলা: তীর
Deutsch: Ufer
eesti: Rand
English: Shore
español: Ribera (orilla)
Esperanto: Bordo
فارسی: کرانه
français: Rivage
Gaeilge: Cladach
Ido: Rivo
Bahasa Indonesia: Bibir pantai
עברית: קו חוף
latviešu: Krasts
lietuvių: Krantas
Nederlands: Kustlijn
norsk nynorsk: Strandlinje
română: Mal
українська: Берег