Spit (landform)

A Spit (Italian Lido) is a narrow, mostly sandy strip of land that separates a shallow part of the sea from the open water. The appearances are typical for tidal loose seas such as the Baltic Sea, where they are referred to as Nehrungs or sandy hook. The lagoon coast is the perfect form of the lagoon or Nehrungsküste.


A Spit created by Sandverdriftung in the formation of a compensatory coast, due to obliquely incident waves (coastal longitudinal flow, see Figure ). In earlier times people used this phenomenon to the embankment. The separated from the sea part is called the lagoon, lagoon or bay and incorporates by freshwater inflow mostly brackish water. Spits may also bear dunes.


Large spits are:

And Sottomarina

  • The Priwall before Travemünde
  • The Schaab as part of Rügen
  • The Schmale Heide as part of Rügen
  • Holmsland Klit Ringkøbing Fjord
  • Bøvling clit on Nissum Fjord
  • Agger Tange Tange and Harboør that separate the Limfjord from the North Sea
  • Amanohashidate, a sandbank in the Miyazu Bay in the Japanese prefecture Kyoto
  • Fire Iceland, an island south of Long Iceland langgetreckte in the United States.

Smaller spits are found in the North Sea area on the island of Sylt (elbow ) and Amrum ( Odde ). In the Baltic Sea area in the Schlei estuary, in the Flensburg Fjord on the Holnis Peninsula, on the Kiel fjord in Wendtorf, in the Hohwachter Bay, Fehmarn ( Grüner Brink, Krummsteert ) between fish country and Darss Darss and Zingst, Zingst and Big Werder, Small Werder and Bock, Vilm ( Large hook ) and Altbessin and Neubessin Hiddensee.