Tidal Inlet

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Entrance to Coos Bay, OR

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.