: a sand or gravel bar connecting an island with the mainland or another island
Examples of tombolo in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebPoipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii Located on the sunny southern shore of Kauai, Poipu Beach is actually made up of two spectacular beaches separated by a narrow sand spit called a tombolo.
Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2020 After its shadowy start in a deep pine forest, the canopy opens overhead as the trail winds past a large swamp and across swaths of huge rocks to the tombolo — a spit of land that connects to Governor’s Island.
Peter Marteka, courant.com, 9 Oct. 2019 The trail crosses swaths of huge rocks to a tombolo — a spit of land that connects to Governor’s Island.
Peter Marteka, courant.com, 27 Sep. 2019 Recent storms have made the tombolo weaker, so currents are increasing within the lagoon, but the beach still remains a safe bet for families.
Timbers Kauai, The Seattle Times, 18 Sep. 2017
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