A popular area in New Jersey is the Coastal Plain, which constitutes most of the state's shoreline with the Atlantic Ocean. It is composed largely of white-sand beaches on the shore, with other lowland areas and swamps.
The Coastal Plain is made up of the Inner Coastal Plain and Outer Coastal Plain. The Outer Coastal Plain is the more sandy of the two areas and is popular with tourists. It lies across from the state's barrier islands. The Inner Coastal Plain consists of cretaceous geology and is composed of lowlands and low hills. The area is highly fertile and historically a major area for agriculture.