Consider a world similar in most ways to Earth, except with no tides. (No moon, and for some reason outside the scope of this question, solar tides are negligible.)
Would it have beaches as we know them?
That is, would the familiar wonderful stretch of sand on which the waves wash up and down, still exist? Or is it the case that if there are no tides, and the sea always stays at the same level relative to the shore, trees or other vegetation would grow right down to the sea, and there would be no stretch of sand?