EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores

Coastal dunes and sandy shores

English name: Coastal dunes and sandy shores

Description (English)

Sand-covered shorelines of the oceans, their connected seas and associated coastal lagoons, fashioned by the action of wind or waves. They include gently sloping beaches and beach-ridges, formed by sands brought by waves, longshore drift and storm waves, as well as dunes, formed by aeolian deposits, though sometimes re-fashioned by waves.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16 Coastal sand dunes and sand beaches same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
CORINE Land Cover 2.3.1. Pastures n/a
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.3. Sclerophyllous vegetation n/a
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.04 Coastal dunes same
Ramsar Wetland Types E Sand, shingle or pebble shores wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H6 Sand-dune narrower
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 19 Supralittoral sediment wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 30 Coastal sand dunes narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1 Coastal dunes and sandy shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1 Coastal dune and sand habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5 Coastal dune and sand habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16 Coastal sand dunes and sand beaches same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16 Coastal sand dunes and sand beaches same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16   same
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