The beach is a battle of the natural elements. It is too hostile for most land plants to obtain a foothold. The material washed up on the beach has been included in the inter-tidal zone. There are not as many things to photograph on the beach.
- Take a sharp photo looking vertically down at the sand every 3 metres (from about chest height) from the vegetation to the water’s edge. This will show the size of the grains and mixture of colours.
- Scratch a groove in the sand to see if sediment is covering the top surface. Take a photo of the groove to show the sand on the top and the sand below.