Why limit this to large areas?
How shall we tag small areas "covered with sand including beach, raised beach , island  or dunes. "? I propose to delete the word "large" -- Dieterdreist 22:54, 31 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, also small areas should be natural=sand. For big areas there is also already natural=beach and surface=sand. --westfa 15:13, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
This is definitely needed
When can this get voted on?? wbski
Agreed: just look at any good estuary map, there's lots of areas specifically marked as mud or sand; the difference is important to many groups of map user. Natural=sand can render the same as beach, yellow speckles. Andygates
Beaches can already be tagged more specifically with natural=beach and surface=sand. --Kaitu 20:57, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
I'd use landcover=sand. This can also be combined with beaches. -- Dieterdreist 15:04, 5 November 2010 (UTC)