Beach Cusp

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One of a series of short ridges forming a scalloped beach surface, characterized by an evenly spaced series of rounded, small headlands (projections) and bays (or embayments). The alongshore spacing of cusps ranges from a few feet to hundreds of feet and their relief varies from a few inches to several feet.


Beach containing high tide beach cusps in south Western Australia (photo: A D Short)



A funny but factual look at Beach cusps