Coast

The coast is where land meets the sea.

The coast also means the land next to the sea, which can also be called the shore, or sea-shore. However, coast is not used to describe where rivers or lakes meet the land - it is only used to describe the sea meeting the land.

If a house is near to the coast we say it is "on the coast". When we talk about a long part of the coast we call it "the coast-line". Sometimes, 'coast' can be part of a place name or the description of a large area. For instance, the East Coast of the United States describes the all of the Eastern side of the United States that is next to the Atlantic Ocean.

In some countries like England or Australia the people sometimes use the word sea-side for the coast.

Coasts often have many living things living there and provide habitat for many animals and plants.

An example of a coast in Great Britain is the Holderness Coast near Bridlington. This is one of Europe's fast eroding coasts.

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Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kuslyn
العربية: ساحل
aragonés: Costa
asturianu: Costa
Bân-lâm-gú: Hái-kîⁿ
беларуская: Узбярэжжа
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Узьбярэжжа
български: Бряг
Boarisch: Gstod
bosanski: Obala
brezhoneg: Aod
català: Costa
čeština: Pobřeží
Cymraeg: Arfordir
dansk: Kyst
Deutsch: Küste
eesti: Rannik
Ελληνικά: Ακτή
English: Coast
español: Costa
Esperanto: Marbordo
euskara: Itsasertz
فارسی: کناره
Frysk: Kust
Gaeilge: Cósta
Gàidhlig: Còrsa
한국어: 연안
հայերեն: Ծովափ
हिन्दी: सागरतट
hrvatski: Obala
Bahasa Indonesia: Pesisir
íslenska: Strönd
italiano: Costa
עברית: חוף
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕರಾವಳಿ
ქართული: სანაპირო
қазақша: Жағалау
Kiswahili: Pwani
Latina: Litus
latviešu: Piekraste
lumbaart: Còsta (ria)
Nederlands: Kust
日本語: 海岸
norsk: Kyst
norsk nynorsk: Kyst
polski: Wybrzeże
português: Costa
română: Relief litoral
Romani: Sahel
русский: Побережье
Scots: Coast
shqip: Bregdeti
slovenčina: Pobrežie
slovenščina: Obala
Soomaaliga: Xeeb
српски / srpski: Обала
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Obala
suomi: Rannikko
svenska: Kust
татарча/tatarça: Яр буе
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎠᎹᏳᎸᏗ
Türkçe: Sahil
українська: Узбережжя
Tiếng Việt: Bờ biển
Winaray: Baybayon
ייִדיש: ברעג ים
粵語: 海皮
中文: