Tidal Inlet (English)
Channel through a Barrier Beach, which is characterized by swift currents that can interrupt the littoral drift of sand.
Other types of inlets/outlets exist along ocean coasts in the United States and around the world. In May 2014 former Surfrider Foundation summer intern Jamie Pratt made a presentation California Inlets: A Coastal Management “No Man’s Land” at the H2O (Headwaters to Ocean) conference in San Diego, California. Here is a link to Jamie's paper on the subject.