1. An Introduction to the Study of Beaches. 2. The Geomorphology of Eroding and Accreting Coasts. 3. Beach Morphology and Sediments. 4. The Changing Level of the Sea. 5. The Generation of Waves and their Movement Across the Sea. 6. Wave Breaking and Surf-Zone Processes. 7. Beach Profiles and Cross-Shore Sediment Transport. 8. Wave-Generated Currents in the Nearshore. 9. The Longshore Transport of Sediments on Beaches. 10. Shoreline Planforms and Models to Simulate Their Evolution. 11. Nearshore Morphodynamics. 12. The Protection of Our Coasts. Index.