pocket beach


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pocket beach

[′päk·ət ‚bēch]
(geology)
A small, narrow beach formed in a pocket, commonly crescentic in plan, with the concave edge toward the sea, and displaying well-sorted sands.
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This pocket beach of white coral sand is defined by two points of black lava rock and the trademark hotels in a beautiful tropical setting.
Access to a pocket beach is via very steep stairs across the highway.
Tucked just northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge, this pocket beach in the Marin Headlands is accessible only by a 1-mile downhill hike, which keeps away the crowds taking snapshots atop the headlands.
On this 1 3/4-mile round-trip hike, the descent from the parking lot leads to Kirby Cove, a pocket beach with a from-below view of the Golden Gate Bridge.