5 Most Amazing Spits To Visit In The World
By: Kratika Wed, 23 Feb 2022 11:54:21
In geography, a spit is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Spits are narrow and elongated one end is attached to the mainland and the other is out in open water. A spit develops when waves meet the beach at an oblique angle, moving sediment down the beach and into the open waters where it is deposited in a narrow strip. As a spit grows, it might become stable and fertile and even support habitation.
# La Dune de Bouctouche, Canada
La Dune de Bouctouche, known by its first inhabitants as the Great Little Harbour, has hiking and cycling trails that are part of the New Brunswick Trail system. There are 12 kilometers (7.5mi) of whispering sands making up the dunes easily viewed from a boardwalk along a conservation area known as the Irving Eco Center.
# Zlatni Rat, Croatia
Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is a narrow white pebble beach on the same named spit near Bol, located 2 km (1.25mi) west of Bol harbour, on the southern coast of the island of Brač, Croatia. The shape of the spit shifts with the changes in tide, currents and wind, veering out into the sea 634 m (2.080ft) long. A reliable afternoon westerly wind known as a Maestral, together with clear and somewhat cool water make the spit a destination for windsurfers.
# La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain
La Manga or La Manga del Mar Menor (meaning "The Sandbar of the Minor Sea") is a seaside spit in the Region of Murcia, Spain. The strip is 22 km (13,7mi) long and 100 metres (330ft) wide (average), separating the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (Minor Sea) lagoon, from Cabo de Palos to the Punta del Mojón. Historically, it was known by the Romans as Palus and later by the Moors as Al Buhayrat Al Qsarand. In the 17th century its name changed to Mar Chico, meaning "small sea" and later as El Mar Menor.
# Ocean City, USA
Ocean City, sometimes known as OC, or OCMD, is an Atlantic Ocean resort town in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. Ocean City is widely known in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is a frequent destination for vacationers in that area. The population was 7,102 at the 2010 census, although during summer weekends the city hosts between 320,000 and 345,000 vacationers, and up to 8 million visitors annually. During the summer, Ocean City becomes Maryland's second most populated town.
# Vistula Spit, Poland/Russia
The Vistula Spit is a phenomenal sandy peninsula formed by sands deposited by sea currents and the Vistula River. That embankment spreads out from Gdańsk to Baltiysk in the Russian Federation. The Vistula Spit is located at the north-eastern coast of the Bay of Gdańsk, it separates the Vistula Lagoon from open waters of the Bay, while from the side Zulawy it is separated with a system of channels. It is a geographical land, spreading for the length of 60km (37mi), as far as to Sobieszewska Island; its width spreads from 600m (1,970ft) to 2km (1.25mi).