Cross-shore profile

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Definition of Cross-shore profile:
A cross-section taken perpendicular to a given beach contour; the profile may include the face of a dune or seawall, extend over the backshore, across the foreshore, and seaward underwater into the nearshore zone.[1].
This is the common definition for Cross-shore profile, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Groynes
  2. Artificial nourishment
  3. Protection against coastal erosion