The three main types of beach considered here are:
- rocky shores
- flat, sandy (and shingle) beaches
- mudflats in lagoons and estuaries.
Many of the beaches in Aotearoa New Zealand are made up of more than one of these types or variations of them.
- Monitoring rocky shore communities
- Mt Maunganui surf beach
- Mangroves act as a buffer (mudflats)
- Classifying marine habitats
Image: Piha Beach, Aleksei Potov, 123RF Ltd.