beach·​front | \ ˈbēch-ˌfrənt How to pronounce beachfront (audio) \

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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While the Outer Banks and its miles of beachfront have attracted wealthy vacationers and owners of second homes, many inland parts of eastern North Carolina have struggled economically as agriculture and other sectors have consolidated. Scott Calvert, WSJ, "Facing Florence, Some North Carolinians Still Recovering From Previous Storms," 12 Sep. 2018 The condo is in Faena House, an 18-story luxury beachfront tower designed by Norman Foster. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kanye West Bought Kim Kardashian a $14 Million Christmas Gift," 29 Dec. 2018 Ricosetta Mafella, the 44-year-old pilot of Batik Airlines flight 6231, told his first officer who had stopped to take photos of the scenic Palu beachfront to hurry back on the aircraft. Stanley Widianto, The Seattle Times, "Toll climbs in Indonesia as desperate relatives try to reach disaster area," 1 Oct. 2018 Rescuers are also searching through the debris of the Ramayana Mall and a series of restaurants along the beachfront that took the brunt of the tsunami’s impact. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Scramble to Rescue Survivors of Indonesia Quake and Tsunami as Death Toll Rises," 30 Sep. 2018 The 156,000-acre base, including 11 miles of beachfront, boasts a team of Marines, large military vehicles, power generation capability to filter and distribute water and emergency shelters. Emilie Ikeda, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence: Camp Lejeune, largest Marine Corps base on East Coast, at the ready," 13 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of beachfront

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beachfront was in 1869

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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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