Landforms Created by the Actions of Sea Waves

 Landforms Created by the Actions of Sea Waves

The concept of "Landforms" is being created by the random movement by the earth while erecting within the lands. On the contrary, it has been highlighted by the movement of "Stacks, Stumps, Caves, Arches, Bays, Coves" within the interior part of the Earth.

The study introduces that the physical structure of the Earth has demonstrated its dimensions and features can be depicted in various forms. The landforms created by the sea waves have depended on the existing factors such as Cliff, Coves, Caves, dented coastlines, Stacks, arch, etc. Apart from this, the shape and size of the landforms created by actions of sea waves and their effects on the particular dimensions that dented in the specific regions. Moreover, the length and dimensions can be the crucial part of the coastal region by harming the attached regions; however, coastal features have formed due to marine erosion. 

Erosion landforms 

Erosion landforms can be considered as erosion by the agents such as “water, wind, and ice”. On the contrary, it is generally caused due to the marine reasons by the sea waves in the coastal regions by the deposition of agents. On the other hand, it is generally found in the coastal part of Odisha and the southern part of India. 


Cliff is an area of rocks that has been designed vertically and formed by the process of weathering of erosion. It is generally found in coastal areas. 

Moreover, it has been notched between the High tidewater and Low tidewater by storming the sea waves along with the marine regions. In the marine regions, if the marine erosion is at the base then the cliff is at the high tide while affected by the bedrocks it becomes the low tide in similar regions. 

Wave-cut platforms 

The term “wave-cut platforms” generally occurred in front of the cliff due to the recession of its tide. Moreover, it is generally found to have a cliff on the powerful bombardment. Along with this, it can be highlighted through the shore platforms and narrow flat areas along with the shoreline of the lake. 

Sea caves  

Sea caves Generally known as littoral caves, formed primarily by the wave actions of the sea caves. Moreover, it processes through erosion.  

Sea caves are generally found in the coastal region due to the weak and strongly joined rocks. Along with this, it has been divided into large and shallow erosions. Some of the examples of sea caves are limestone and chalks. 

Depositional landforms

Depositional landforms can be developed by the sea waves including the sea bars, beaches, offshore and longshore in the specific platforms in the coastal regions. Moreover, it is generally found in the Indian peninsula regions such as southern parts. 


The term “beaches” can be evaluated as temporary or short-lived deposition on the marine regions consisting of “sands, shingles, and cobbles”. Along with this, the major source of supply to the beaches is through the headlands and sediments carried by the rivers and nallas. 

Bars and barriers 

The sedimentation through the sea waves that are parallel to the shoreline can be evaluated as bars and the lagers bars can be termed as barriers found as depositional of sands in the coastal regions. On the other hand, it generally appears on sea level and is generally divided into Offshore and Longshore bars. 

Coastal wetlands 

The term “Coastal wetlands” is generally found in the flat and marshy lands developed in the coastal areas by the humid tropics behind the bars or barriers in the coastal regions. Mangrove trees are generally found in this region by adapting to the environment. These types of land are mostly found in the coastal region of West Bengals. 


It is a flat coastal plate with a salt crust and generally found in intertidal areas and coastal areas that have been flooded by the lagoon’s water during storm winds. 

Apart from this, it is also known for its salt flats and found in the west -regions of India such as Gujarat and Maharashtra. On the other hand, it is also called the barren land and usually has no proper existence in the physical perspective of Indian maps. 

Marine landforms 

The terms “Marine landforms” can be highlighted as the continental shelf, slope, ridges, and trench found in the marine regions. On the contrary, it is generally found in the marine southern part of India and the west-coast regions. Apart from this, most landforms found in these regions occurred due to the high and conventional tide along with the coastal regions. On the other hand, these landforms mostly occurred due to the changes in erosion within the sub continental regions. 

Marine cycle of Erosion

The waves are effectively active in these regions, having the sea caves and cliffs accustomed to the land waves. Along with this, there are irregular forms of erosion by cutting the coastal areas. The Marine cycle of erosion is generally found in the southernmost part of India.


The study concludes the landforms occurring due to the sea waves in India and its dimension generally affected the specific regions. Moreover, it has been divided in various forms and their continuous role in the specific regions due to the changes by the land as well as erosion. Moreover, the landforms in India are mostly found in the west-coast regions and due to this, the climate is heavily the larger factor while considering it with the high priority of land-forms in the regions. On the other hand, it can be demonstrated as devastating the land and water due to these natural activities.