An overview of most frequently occurring types of beaches on the Estonian coast
was given following the classification of K.Orviku (1974) that is based on the
morphology, wave energy and sediment type. Beaches on sedimentary coasts of the
Baltic Sea generally consist of gravel, sand or mixtures of these two, and can be
divided into three main groups: abrasion and accumulating beaches, and artificial
shores. The possibilities of numerical modelling of the development of bayhead
beaches were presented on the example of the use of the CEDAS (Coastal Engineering
Design Analysis System) software for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay.