Tide Lands Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Tide Lands, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Tide Lands?

The wet sand area between the high and low water points that the tidal action covers each day. It is here where the basis of the access to the water is derived. Normally this land is owned by the person who owns the property fronting the sea. Initially these were taken to be the property of State.