coastward

[kohst-werd]
adverb
1.
Also, coastwards. toward the coast: We left the sinking ship in lifeboats and rowed coastward.
adjective
2.
directed toward the coast: a coastward migration.

Origin:
1850–55; coast + -ward

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coastward

adverb
in the direction of the coast 
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Example sentences
The coastward increase in transmissivity reflects an increase in the thickness of the aquifer in these areas.
They were glad to have access to more abundant plant and animal resources on the coastward edge of the desert.
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