Barrier islands, spits
Palaearctic spits, barrier beaches, barrier islands, tombolos, features formed of sands and gravels deposited by longshore drift in narrow ridges attached to the land at one end and extending into the sea at the other, or separated from land by channels and lagoons, or linking an offshore island to the coast.
Devillers P., Devillers-Terschuren J. & Vander Linden C., 2001. PHYSIS Palaearctic Habitat Classification Database. Updated to 10 December 2001. Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles, Bruxelles. (Source)
Géhu, 1985; Clark, 1990.