The Coasts ClipArt gallery includes 8 illustrations of regions where land meets the sea or ocean.

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

Beach

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

An illustration of Biscayne Bay, is a lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide located on the Atlantic coast of south Florida. It is usually divided for purposes of discussion and analysis into three parts, North Bay, Central Bay and South Bay. North Bay separates Miami Beach on its barrier island from Miami on the mainland. It has been severely affected over the last century by raw sewage releases, urban runoff, shoreline bulkheading, dredging, the creation of artificial islands and the loss of natural fresh water flow into the bay. North Bay accounts for only 10% of the water area of the bay. Central Bay is the largest part of the bay. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Safety Valve, a series of shallow flats separated by tidal flow channels, stretching from the south end of Key Biscayne to the Ragged Keys at the north end of the Florida Keys. It has been adversely affected primarily by bulkheading, urban runoff discharged by canals, and the loss of natural fresh water flow. South Bay is nearly as large as Central Bay, and is the least affected by human activities, although it also suffers from the loss of natural fresh water flow. South Bay is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the northernmost of the Florida Keys, and is connected to Florida Bay through channels and "sounds" lying between the mainland and the keys.

Biscayne Bay

An illustration of Biscayne Bay, is a lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long and up to 8…

Work of the waves in cutting away rocky coasts. Cliffs of Normandy; the coast has been cut back so far that the tributaries of the old river systems now enter the sea independently.

Cliffs of Normandy

Work of the waves in cutting away rocky coasts. Cliffs of Normandy; the coast has been cut back so far…

Fiords are valleys that were deeply eroded by slowly moving masses of ice called glaciers, subsequently partially submerged.

Fiords on Norway Coast

Fiords are valleys that were deeply eroded by slowly moving masses of ice called glaciers, subsequently…

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

During the day the land near the coast becomes warmer than the sea. An ascending current, therefore, rises over the land, and a breeze, called the <em>sea breeze</em>, sets in from the sea, At night the land, from its more rapid cooling, soon becomes colder than the water; the ascending current then rises from the water, and a breeze, called <em>land breeze</em>, sets in from the land.

Land and Sea Breezes

During the day the land near the coast becomes warmer than the sea. An ascending current, therefore,…

"Lighthouse, Tampa Bay, west coast of Florida."— Frank Leslie, 1896

lighthouse

"Lighthouse, Tampa Bay, west coast of Florida."— Frank Leslie, 1896

"Lighthouse, Jupiter inlet, east coast of Florida."— Frank Leslie, 1896

lighthouse

"Lighthouse, Jupiter inlet, east coast of Florida."— Frank Leslie, 1896