sea arch

sea arch

[′sē ‚ärch]
(geology)
An opening through a headland, formed by wave erosion or solution (as by the enlargement of a sea cave, or by the meeting of two sea caves from opposite sides), which leaves a bridge of rock over the water. Also known as marine arch; marine bridge; sea bridge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He was a mine of information, taking me on a half-day tour which started at Devil's Bridge, a sea arch with pounding surf on the Atlantic coast, and then to Nelson's Dockyard - named of course after the Royal Navy hero who was once stationed here - which is a fine place to while away an afternoon looking round the museum, having a browse in the indoor market and a coffee or a drink in the boutique hotel.
Along the way are the Lua Manu and Pauahi Craters, Mauna Ulu lava shield, Kealakomo Overlook, Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Holei Sea Arch.
Three squadrons patrol the ports rotating every eight hours or so in 34-foot Sea Arch aluminum boats.
Tempted by the pillars and the desire to escape his studies, James slips through the Sea Arch and finds himself in the world of Eldaterra.
The horseshoe-shaped cove and nearby Durdle Door, a natural limestone sea arch, are a geologist's paradise with its folded rock formations and dramatic chalk cliffs.
Descending 3,700 feet to the coast, this road passes the Holei Sea Arch, where motorists can see the results of a massive lava flow.
He was a mine of information, taking me on a half-day tour which started at Devil's Bridge, a sea arch On the with pounding surf on the Atlantic coast, and then to Nelson's Dockyard - named of course after the Royal Navy hero who was once stationed here - which is a fine place to while away an afternoon looking round the museum, having a browse in the indoor market and a coffee or a drink in the boutique hotel.
A wave-hollowed sea arch and tidepools attract waders on calm, low-tide, days, but the attention-getters now into March are the swarms of monarch butterflies in trees.
The cliffs on the other side of the bay are home to the "Three Chimneys", a naturally formed series of sea arches. Near here golden doubloons from a Portuguese shipwreck were discovered in the 18th century.
There are the sea arches at Bwa Gwyn, the Menai suspension bridge and along the way you might even spot some of the local wildlife so keep an eye out for the peregrine falcon, terns, porpoises and seals.
The natural sea arches, caves, and igneous rocks, which resemble the famous pineapple bun, are a sight to see.