- A cove is a small type of bay or coastal inlet.
- It have narrow, restricted entrances are circular or oval.
- Cove situated within a larger bay.
- Coves considered;
Small/narrow sheltered bays
|Coron Island Cove in Palawan, Philippines.|
- Term can describe a sheltered bay.
- Geomorphology describes coves as precipitously walled.
- It has rounded cirque-like openings as in a valley extending into or down a mountainside/ in a hollow or nook of a cliff or steep mountainside.
- Coves are formed by differential erosion.
- Differential erosion occurs when softer rocks are worn away faster than the harder rocks surrounding them.
- These rocks further erode to form a circular bay with a narrow entrance called a cove.
An example of a cove;
Lulworth Cove, Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England
|McWay Cove, California, USA|