Spit (landform)

A spit is a stretch of land or sand which projects out to sea. It is joined to the mainland at one end. Spits are created by deposition of sand.

A spit contrasted with other coastal landforms.

Spits are formed where the prevailing wind blows at an angle to the coastline, resulting in 'longshore drift'. An example of a spit is Spurn Head, along the Holderness coast in Humberside.