At The Seaside - Coastal Features
You might see cliffs at the seaside, but don't stand too close to their edges!

At The Seaside - Coastal Features

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Do you like going to the seaside? In the British Isles you are never very far away from a coastline. It is surrounded by sea. In geography you find out about things like mountains, rivers, lakes and the coast. This quiz is all about the seaside and the features that might be found there. See just how many of these seaside questions you can get right.

What features might be found on a coastline in the British Isles? Let's see!

1.
Great Britain is an island. There is sea all round it. Where the land meets the sea is called the _____.
Estuary
Equator
Coast
Pole
Where is the nearest seaside where you live?
2.
The narrow strip all round the coast where the sea meets the land is called the _____.
Boundary
Border
Shore
Pavement
Sometimes this is called the shoreline
3.
Sam is at the seaside with his parents. They go to a part of the shore with sand and pebbles. This is called the _____.
Estuary
Marsh
Border
Beach
Only some parts of the shore are safe to play on
4.
Sam has taken his bucket and spade. Which part of the beach does he build castles on?
The sand
The shingle
The pebbles
The rocks
Have you ever built sandcastles on a beach?
5.
Sam picks up a small, smooth rounded stone on the beach. Sam has picked up a ______.
Rock
Brick
Pebble
Shell
Do you like collecting pebbles and shells on the beach?
6.
It is time for Sam and his family to go home. They walk back up the beach. They cross the flat, golden sands. Then they walk up a bank of small stones. This is called _______. After that they walk through the sand-dunes and back to the car.
Concrete
Cement
Shingle
Rocks
It is hard walking on shingle
7.
Some parts of the coast have high hills that fall straight into the sea. These are called ______.
Waterfalls
Cliffs
Mountains
Estuaries
Never go near the cliff edge
8.
Rivers run into the sea. The River Thames flows into the North Sea. As it reaches the sea, it becomes very wide and forms an _______.
Delta
Estuary
Lake
Rock pool
Which other rivers in the British Isles have wide estuaries? Can you find them on a map?
9.
Sometimes there is a lot of dry sand at the back of a beach. Tough grass grows through this sand. The sand forms _____.
Mountains
Cliffs
Dunes
Fields
The grass helps stop the sand from blowing away
10.
The sea comes in and goes out twice a day. One day Sam and his family go to the beach, but the sea is covering all the sand right up to the back of the beach. Sam’s Mom says that the ____ is in.
Ocean
Beach
Tide
Sand
There are two tides every day
Author:  David Bland

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