Table 2 World’s largest erosive and accretive sandy beach hot spots.

From: The State of the World’s Beaches

  Areal change Rate (m2/yr) Mean change rate (m/yr) Length of section (km)
Erosive Hot Spot Beaches
Freeport, Texas, USA −258,678 −15.2 17
San Rafael National Park, Chile −243,459 −8.4 29
Rockefeller reserve, Louisiana, USA −192,758 −16.0 12
Nebel island, Germany −175,716 −12.1 15
Esbjerg, Denmark −162,695 −8.1 20
High Island, Texas, USA −155,287 −5.3 29
Hog Island, Virginia, USA −154,848 −13.5 12
Accretive Hot Spot Beaches
Diamond mines, Oranjemund, Namibia* 219,748 8.8 25
Around Karachi Port, Pakistan* 203,752 13.1 16
Schiermonnikoog Island, Netherlands 194,752 9.7 20
Rijnland Coast, Netherlands* 190,105 12.3 16
South Coast of Madagascar 153,573 7.0 22
Port Said, Egypt* 149,133 13.0 12
Mauritania 140,239 6.9 22
  1. Areal change rate is calculated by multiplying the length of the section with the mean of the shoreline change trends of all transects in the relevant coastal stretch. The human-induced accretive hot spots are indicated by an asterisk.