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

Definition of beachfront

: a strip of land that fronts a beach

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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
Recent Examples on the Web In the early 19th Century, residential developments began, and soon after, opulent estates were established along the beachfront. Spencer Elliott, Forbes, "Exploring Kahala: Is This Wealthy Neighborhood The Beverly Hills Of Honolulu?," 10 Apr. 2021 Located a 10-minute walk from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel, with its undulating surfaces and airy courtyards, wouldn’t feel out of place on a Brazilian beachfront. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, "It List 2020: Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World," 19 Feb. 2020 Adams lives with his wife Margaret in a luxury apartment overlooking the Tel Aviv beachfront. Carlton Reid, Forbes, "Billionaire Philanthropist Sylvan Adams Aims For The Moon Via Madonna And A Bicycle," 10 Apr. 2021 The town also flew drones over its beachfront to help monitor overcrowding, including at popular destinations such as South Edison Street in downtown Montauk. Rich Calder, WSJ, "Hamptons Beaches Raise Parking Fees to Cover Covid-19 Costs," 3 Apr. 2021 Now, think back to the Times story about Schumer protesting on behalf of beachfront-owning Long Islanders. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "Why Is Chuck Schumer Protecting the Rich From Flood Insurance Hikes?," 26 Mar. 2021 Accommodations include beachfront and ocean view guestrooms as well as suites and exclusive spacious signature suites. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "Oahu Travel Guide," 1 Mar. 2021 At its highest point, the town is just a couple dozen feet above sea level, but most houses, as well as the main road, are along the beachfront. New York Times, "Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?," 14 Mar. 2021 The stretch of beachfront in Walton County on the Florida panhandle is one of the fastest-growing regions in the state. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Ohio edges toward coronavirus case threshold needed to remove restrictions: The Wake Up for Friday, March 12, 2021," 12 Mar. 2021

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Beachfront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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