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A wave-deposited ridge, made of sand and reworked underlying beach material, running parallel to a shoreline, beyond the present limit of ordinary tides. Changes in beach ridge morphology and orientation reflect environmental factors such as changes in wave climate and wind regime (Bristow (2006) Sedimentol. 53, 4).

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