This may very well be an easily answered question, in which case I apologize for the lack of challenge, but in all honesty I’m not sure where to start in figuring this out.
I have a large sea. It sits in between a continent about the size of Mexico and Canada put together (which I’ll call MC for this question) and other smaller, island-like continents ruled by a separate nation.
There is a single stretch of beach on MC continent’s coast that ‘sits out’ further towards the sea than the rest. I imagine there’s a thin stretch of land that connects it to the beaches further in. The oddity, and appeal, of this lonely stretch of sand is that the waters ahead of it are unusually calm compared to the rest of the sea. Storms touch it, but don’t seem to effect it either as severely or as long as they do the rest of the sea. So, it’s not always calm, but it usually is.
Also, this section of the sea is not closed off from the rest. If you were to look at the sea on the map, this section wouldn’t seem apart at a glance; this is my original plan, but if some sort of miniscule barrier is needed, I’d be happy to hear suggestions including such a thing. However, the oddity of this area is based on the fact that it is ‘amidst’ the sea, but is strangely apart from it on account of its ‘temper’.
What might cause the existence of this oddly calm area of the sea? Is it plausible?