national seashore

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Definition of national seashore 

: a recreational area adjacent to a seacoast and maintained by the federal government

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The Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores on the Outer Banks are projected to rise by up to 31 and 30 inches, respectively, putting large parts of those parks underwater. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Wright Brothers soared over the Outer Banks. Their memorial may end up underwater. | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 When the Clinton administration proposed turning 46 miles of coastline in northern Santa Barbara County into a national seashore, the ranch association raised $300,000 to hire a lobbyist to oppose the idea. Rosanna Xia, latimes.com, "Soon you can visit this pristine California beach — if you're a nearby landowner, on a guided tour or willing to paddle 2 miles," 22 May 2018 However, experts say tourists lounging on beach towels on the national seashore are not likely to be bitten while wiggling their toes in the sand. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "National Park Service warns tourists of timber rattlesnakes on NC’s Outer Banks," 13 May 2018 Why this is such an intensely personal issue here has a lot to do with the fact that the state is home to two national seashores and more than 300 miles of barrier island beaches. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "'Experts' name best beach in NC. Carolinians are already arguing about it. | Charlotte Observer," 6 Apr. 2018 The National Park Service manages Ship Island and other national seashores off the Mississippi coast. Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com, "Year round Daylight Saving Time in Alabama proposed: report," 15 Mar. 2018 Meyer's mega trip includes battlefields and military sites, nature preserves, historical spots, memorials and monuments, scenic roadways, national rivers, national seashores and more. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Unlikely role model makes his way through Kentucky on a quest to hit all 419 national parks," 17 Oct. 2017 The sprawling Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores account for nearly half of all nests. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Sea turtles get help as NC beach recovers from hurricane damage," 27 Oct. 2017 Some of my favorites have been national monuments (never just statues to dead white guys), national lakeshores and national seashores. 2. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Gay millennial shares seven lessons about America after visiting 239 national parks," 17 Oct. 2017

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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