The transport of sediment in water parallel to a shoreline.
sediment transport along the beach (parallel to the shoreline) caused by longshore currents and/or waves breaking at an angle to the shoreline.
sediment transport down the beach (parallel to the shoreline) caused by longshore currents and/or waves approaching obliquely to the shoreline.
littoral transport that is parallel to the shoreline
A wave- and/or tide-generated movement of shallow-water coastal sediments parallel to the shoreline.
The process by which sediments move along a beach shore by the action of winds and waves hitting the shoreline at an angle; also called shore drift or littoral drift.