back-barrier beach

   A narrow, elongate, intertidal, sloping landform that is generally parallel with the shoreline located on the lagoon or estuary side of the barrier island, or spit.
   Compare: barrier island.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • submerged mainland beach —    A permanently submerged extension of the mainland beach that generally parallels the boundary between an estuary or lagoon and the mainland.    Compare: submerged back barrier beach, barrier beach.    SSS …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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