North America's coastline is about 400 000 km long, it is rich in a variety of ecosystems, including estuaries, bays, inlets, barrier islands, fjords, tidal flats, lagoons, salt marshes, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, deltas and dunes.
North America has over 40,000 coasts, bays and beaches. The coastal line is very diverse where you can find such land features as Bays, Beaches, Bights (a bend in a river), Banks, Blowholes (sea caves growing landwards and upwards into vertical shafts and exposing themselves towards the surface, showing some spectacular blasts of water from the top of the blowhole), Capes, Coves, Coasts, Shelf Edges, Fjords ( formed when a glacier cuts a U-shaped valley by abrasion of the surrounding bedrock) Gulfs (A gulf is a large bay that is an arm of an ocean or sea.), Headlands (A headland is a point of land, usually high, that extends out into a body of water), Ledges (A narrow, flat area with cliff faces or steep slopes both below and above), Promenades (a long, open, level area, usually next to a river or large body of water, where people may walk), Points and Shores.
Which are the best beaches of the continent? We selected all the southern parts of North America as each of them surely has its best beach really worth visiting but still our own liking would be pointed to Bahamas and Barbados. If you still haven't been in these two countries, you should see what we mean on your own.