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Definition of Backshore:
The part of the beach lying between the beach face and coastline. The backshore is dry under normal conditions; it is often characterised by berms. Vegetation is generally sparse or absent. The backshore is only exposed to waves under extreme events with high tide and storm surge. [1].
This is the common definition for Backshore, other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

For more coastal definitions and a sketch, see also Definitions of coastal terms.


  1. Mangor, Karsten. 2004. “Shoreline Management Guidelines”. DHI Water and Environment, 294pp.