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Coast is a type of base terrain in Civilization V.

Game Info[]

Base terrain, found everywhere there's land adjacent to a large body of water.

Vanilla and Gods & Kings[]

Brave New World[]


The Coast forms a continuous strip 1-3 tiles wide which surrounds land on every side.

When a Lighthouse is built in a nearby city, all Coast tiles worked by it receive an additional +1 Food Food.

All types of sea resources can be found on Coast tiles.

Cities adjacent to Coast may build naval units and certain buildings and wonders. They are therefore useful for creating City Connection City Connections using Harbors, and (in Brave New World) establishing trade routes by sea using Cargo Ships.

Civilopedia entry[]

Coast hexes are the ocean hexes directly adjacent to land. They provide food and gold to a nearby city, but only if that civilization has the Sailing technology. Only naval units and "embarked" land units may enter coastal hexes.

See also[]

Civilization V Terrains [edit]
Base Coast Desert Grassland Hill Mountain Ocean Plains Snow Tundra
Features Atoll Fallout Flood Plains Forest Ice Jungle Lakes Marsh Oasis Rivers
Other Ancient RuinsEncampment
See also ImprovementNatural wonderResource