beach·front | \ˈbēch-ˌfrənt \

Definition of beachfront 

: a strip of land that fronts a beach

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Synonyms for beachfront


beach, sand(s), strand

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Examples of beachfront in a Sentence

We went for a walk along the beachfront. the town's beachfront extends for more than a mile

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Stay at the beachfront Como Uma Canggu, right next to some of the best surf breaks. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 Sennett's son, Corbin, was running around the sandy playground that is a featured part of a $15 million makeover to the Gulf Shores public beachfront. John Sharp,, "Alabama's new beachfront park unveiled as a 'showcase' for Gulf Shores," 27 Apr. 2018 The family provides paid parking for beachgoers and rents the beachfront for private events like weddings. Tony Briscoe,, "What happens when Lake Superior has too much water? It dumps it into an already overflowing Lake Michigan," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, a library garnished with a Moroccan daybed and linen curtains only adds to the sleepy beachfront feels. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Chic beach bungalow in Montauk is perfect for a summer weekend," 2 July 2018 And though no beachfront is involved here, the 1988 Traditional sits in a sea of lawn on 1.5 acres. Lauren Beale,, "'The Hoff's' old place in Encino is ready for its next sequel," 4 June 2018 Tap water is undrinkable, and the Mediterranean beachfront smells from the tons of untreated sewage dumped into it each day. Washington Post, "With little to lose, Gaza’s men drawn to border protests," 16 May 2018 Tap water is undrinkable, and the Mediterranean beachfront smells from the tons of untreated sewage dumped into it each day. Fox News, "With little to lose, Gaza's men drawn to border protests," 16 May 2018 In many coastal areas, observers say, wealthy municipalities and private homeowners’ associations have been throwing up more legal and physical barriers to public access, so as to create exclusive and marketable beachfronts. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "As its beaches recede, Florida shores up private ownership," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of beachfront

1869, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of beachfront

: an area of land that has a beach on one side

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