The seashore is where the land meets the sea. Sometimes seashores are rocky and have high cliffs. Other seashores are gently sloping, sandy beaches. In some places seashores are made from lots of smooth stones.
These waves are crashing against cliffs.
This seashore is made from hard rock and has steep cliffs. When waves smash against the cliffs, they slowly wear them away or crack the rock. Sometimes the cliff breaks apart and large pieces of rock fall down into the sea. Under the water, the fallen rocks are tumbled together by the waves and break up into tiny pieces.
A sandy beach slopes down into the sea.
When land made from soft rocks meets the sea, the seashore is flat and sandy. Sand is made up of billions of tiny pieces of rock and broken shells.
Shingle beaches are covered with stones.
Shingle beaches are made up of small pebbles that have been smoothed by the waves. Shingle seashores are hard places for animals and plants to live because the sea moves the stones around. Most wildlife lives high up on the shore out of reach of the waves.