A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean, or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the Coastline paradox.
The term coastal zone is a region where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region; for example, New Zealand's West Coast, or the East and West Coasts of the United States. Edinburgh for example is a city on the coast of Scotland.
A pelagic coast refers to a coast which fronts the open ocean, as opposed to a more sheltered coast in a gulf or bay. A shore, on the other hand, can refer to parts of the land which adjoin any large body of water, including oceans (sea shore) and lakes (lake shore). Similarly, the somewhat related term "[Stream bed/bank]" refers to the land alongside or sloping down to a river (riverbank) or to a body of water smaller than a lake. "Bank" is also used in some parts of the world to refer to an artificial ridge of earth intended to retain the water of a river or pond; in other places this may be called a levee.
While many scientific experts might agree on a common definition of the term "coast", the delineation of the extents of a coast differ according to jurisdiction, with many scientific and government authorities in various countries differing for economic and social policy reasons. According to the UN atlas, 44% of people live within 150 kilometres (93 miles) of the sea.

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  1. CountryGent

    Best Clam Chowder in the Region?

    A couple references to Florence got me to thinking of this one: in your experience, who makes the best clam chowder in the region? Enjoy!
  2. L84Cabo

    Coast Guard Dude Hops A Ride On A Semi Submersible

    The Coast Guard was trailing after a semi submersible...which apparently had about 40K lbs of drugs on it. Looks like a pretty crazy ride. :) Story here... Media Advisory: Vice president to participate in $569 million cocaine offload in San Diego
  3. Geardo

    GHB/INCH bag for trip to the coast

    Packed this up for a trip the coast. In event of large earthquake, plan is to grab this and "sprint" for high ground (>100 feet) and then pray. If we survuve the tsunami it would be a long walk or wait back to civilization. Wife has a similar smaller bag with redundencies of key items...
  4. C

    North Coast Black Bears

    Hey guys, have any of you out there successfully hunted back bear around the north coast (saddle mt, trask )? I hear a few people spotting some but most say they are ghost like or never get a shot at one. I was of the belief they're not there until this weekend when i spotted one half way up a...
  5. gryghin

    Coast Guard Lt. Arrested dubbed "Domestic Terrorist"

    Has anyone else read this? This doesn't seem too much to me. Coast Guard lieutenant, dubbed 'domestic terrorist,' had hit list of media bigs and Dem lawmakers: prosecutors
  6. P

    New Oregon coast member

    Hi everyone. My name is Phil. Just joined this forum, looking forward to some good exchanges here on various firearms subjects. Also interested in some decent (and legal) places to target shoot near Lincoln City. I'll check the threads for previous posts on this, but any new information on the...
  7. TOVO

    2019 NRA Board of Directors and the lack of west coast representation

    Hey Everyone, I recently got my 2019 NRA Board of Directors ballot. Upon reviewing the 33 candidates for the board I was shocked there was only 3 candidates from the west coast. A retired Senator from Idaho, ex-special ops guy from Colorado and Congressman from Alaska. I think we need some...
  8. clearconscience

    This is what patriotism looks like

    Good to see the majority of the US still knows how to respect this country, our flag, and those responsible for what it really represents. Boy in wheelchair pulls himself to feet for national anthem at Tennessee fair
  9. MDL

    Happy 228th to U.S. Coast Guard

    I am a little late to the game, got busy running around today... Want to wish all fellow Coasties and the USCG a Happy Birthday! Thank you for your service to our wonderful country!
  10. P

    New Member From the Oregon Coast

    Good morning. I just found this place and it looks like just what I've been looking for. I've spent 25 years driving around the country and I'm finally home for good. I plan to do as much hunting and fishing in the next few years as is humanly possible. Thanks for the welcome, if you're hunting...
  11. aaroncho

    East coast transplant

    Hi all, Boston born and raised...moved out to Spokane a couple of years ago, and now located in Vancouver, WA for the last 6 months. So far so good!
  12. medicmike63

    FNG From The Oregon Coast

    Hey all, just signed up today. Born and raised in the Medford area and currently living on the coast, Worked for many years on the ambulance in Medford, have also done law enforcement, locksmithing, mechanic (aircraft and automotive) and worked last as a field engineer in the printing industry...
  13. Caveman Jim

    Storm on the N.C. Coast

    We knew it was coming so made sure we had emergency supplies. Awakened by movement in the 3 story house at 4 am. I sure hope it's over by Monday when I fly out of Raliegh... Nags Head Weather - AccuWeather Forecast for NC 27959
  14. O

    Coyote on the coast

    Hi everyone, New here. Living in Winchester Bay now since work moved me from Bend. Looking for some places to call coyotes and other predators. Thanks, Oldschool
  15. Rudedog

    First Time Coast Elk Hunter

    Three times in my life I have seen elk with tremendous racks. Not among the vast amount of Rocky Mountain elk but next to good ole I 5. I would like some input about the two seasons for coast elk. I will likely hunt the second as it is longer. The Stotts Mtn area is closest. The Alsea and Trask...

    Coast RX312 Rapid Response Blade-Assist Knife 3-Inch Blade - $17.80 shipped

    Coast RX312 Rapid Response Blade-Assist Knife 3-Inch Blade - $17.80 shipped
  17. IronMonster

    7.4 Quake! Tsunami WARNING

    Upgraded to 7.7! Tsunami alert as powerful quake hits off Russia’s Kamchatka If you are on the coast watch the news, Who knows what this might turn into but best be ready if you are close to the water!
  18. U

    New guy from Oregon coast

    Hello fellow firearms enthusiasts and Second Amendment Rights advocates. I felt it necessary to sign-up on this forum after having been a lurker for years. I hope to gain information from members , while staying up to speed with changes, laws and other areas associated with firearms.
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