Headland

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For other uses, see Headland (disambiguation).
Cliffs at Beachy Head, England

A headland is a coastal landform, a point of land usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends out into a body of water. The word is often used as a synonym for promontory; a headland of considerable size often being called a cape.[1] A headland is often referred to simply as a head; either in context or in names such as Beachy Head or Koko Head.

For information on formation, see Headlands and bays.

List of notable headlands[edit]

Africa[edit]

Cape Malabata, Morocco

Asia[edit]

Europe[edit]

Land's End, England

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

The cliffs of Cape Breton Island, near Smelt Brook, Nova Scotia

Greenland[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater at Koko Head, Oahu, USA

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

South West Cape, Tasmania

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whittow, John (1984). Dictionary of Physical Geography. London: Penguin, 1984, pp. 80, 246. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.