Below you'll find a collection of photos that illustrate the wonderful diversity of sand in coastal California. The California sands below are organized from south to north and are followed by a selection of sand from beyond California. Please let us know what else you'd like to see here.

These images may be useful to educators implementing sand-related lessons in the Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds science activity guide. (Download sand-related units here and here.)

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Sands From Outside of California

Below are a few sands from beyond California. If you have a sample to share, please let us know!


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