What is a catcher beach?

<img src="https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/catcher-beach.jpg" alt="​A classic example of a catcher beach along the shores of Hawaii.

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Not to be confused with a dumping ground or heavily trashed public beach, a catcher beach typically receives its accumulations of debris due to its shape and location in combination with high-energy waves, storms, or winds. Awareness and common knowledge of these types of areas vary significantly by state, although many states have a good understanding of where catcher beaches are located. In many cases, catcher beaches are found in remote areas that are difficult to access and can be challenging in terms of debris cleanup and removal.

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