The rock face along the coastline becomes eroded by waves continually washing against them. In the rock face, there are horizontal layers of harder and softer rock. As can be imagined, the softer, less resistant rock gets eroded more quickly than the harder, more resistant rock. A wave-cut headland is formed where the rock is more resistant and so sticks out further than the softer rock does. The softer rocks continue to get eroded, retreating further and further backwards - further back than the headlands forming a bay.
The weaker rocks are eroded more quickly, forming bays, while the harder rocks form headlands. Softer rocks can be eroded at rates of over 2 metres a year, harder rocks can be eroded at rates as little as 0.001 metres a year. As headlands stick out into the sea, they are more easily attacked by wind and waves.
Pieces of land that 'stick' out into the sea could be headlands, cliffs, tombolos, arches, spits etc, depending on their shape, which would be easier to determine from aerial photographs. If the land is not a high rocky formation (cliffs), or in between sandy bays on either side (headlands), it is most likely a spit/ hooked spit.
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