Coastal geomorphology: Beach and breakwater

On a beach, there is a natural, straight shoreline with waves approaching diagonally towards the shore. The arrows indicate the direction of the waves.

A breakwater is placed perpendicular to the shoreline.

After some time, will the shoreline appear more like A or B?

Hint: Waves approaching the shore carry sediment with them.

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