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Coastal as in not distant from the sea and reachable by water. If you look at a map of Wesrern Europe and North Africa, it’s quite striking.
A glance at a map of megalithic Europe shows us a network of areas containing a concentration of stone monuments extending through Tunisia, Morocco, Iberia, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, south-west Sweden, Ireland, Wales, southwest and northern England, west and north Scotland. These are all coastal areas. The Ocean is the linking factor. In addition, there are pockets on the Mediterranean islands as well as along the shore of the Eastern Mediterranean and of the Black Sea.
Desmond Johnston, Aspects of the Megalithic Era, at:https://www.newgrange.com/megalithic.htm