Tidal island

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A diagram of a tidal island at low and high tide.
Cramond Island seen from the air. The causeway is completely submerged at high tide
"Tide island" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Tied island.

A tidal island is a piece of land that is connected to the mainland by a natural or man-made causeway that is exposed at low tide and submerged at high tide. Because of the mystique surrounding tidal islands many of them have been sites of religious worship, such as Mont Saint-Michel with its Benedictine Abbey. Tidal islands are also commonly the sites of fortresses because of their natural fortifications.

List of tidal islands[edit]

Asia[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Europe[edit]

Channel Islands[edit]

Denmark[edit]

France[edit]

Germany/Denmark[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Spain[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Worm's Head at the end of Gower, Wales

43 (unbridged) tidal islands can be walked to from the UK mainland.[1]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

United States[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Rangitoto Island forms a backdrop to the wave-cut platform off Achilles Point, Auckland

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Caton (2011). No Boat Required – Exploring Tidal Islands. ISBN 978-1848767-010. 
  2. ^ Longpointisland.com