beach·​front ˈbēch-ˌfrənt How to pronounce beachfront (audio)
: a strip of land that fronts a beach

Examples of beachfront in a Sentence

We went for a walk along the beachfront. the town's beachfront extends for more than a mile
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the beach, the peninsula features a sports field, a lawn, promenades, a picnic area, two dog runs, boardwalks and a beachfront landing for non-motorized boats. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Such construction is more resistant to powerful winds and storm surge but has also turned beachfronts into mostly affluent places, with an upscale sameness. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 For over 30 years, the University of South Alabama Foundation has owned 63 acres of Dauphin Island property that included a sandy beachfront along Aloe Bay. John Sharp |, al, 6 Sep. 2023 Imagine waking up at a premium beachfront suite at the Nobu Ryokan Malibu to a soundtrack of ocean waves and a suite of diamond jewelry by the Beverly Hills jeweler Martin Katz on the pillow. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 18 Aug. 2023 Harbour Village Beach Club This beautiful resort has four acres of powder-soft sand and direct beachfront access. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 25 Oct. 2023 The property has since bought out some of the villas as their own, and is currently building two more villas and adding several entry-level beachfront bungalows with private pools (perfect for couples that want in on the action) to accommodate demand in the high winter and early-spring seasons. Shannon McMahon, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Oct. 2023 Frank Tai, the owner of a luxury beachfront rental in Playa del Rey, has seen that process firsthand. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 The site’s ascendance into the upper echelons of luxury shows how much South Florida beachfront real estate has ballooned in the past two years despite some pretty obvious facts. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 13 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beachfront was in 1869

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“Beachfront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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