national seashore


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

Examples of national seashore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beach camping is available on the Maryland side of this national seashore. Food Drink Life, Orlando Sentinel, 29 June 2024 Take proper safety precautions at the beach While a visit to one of the 10 national seashores might be the highlight of your Cape Cod vacation, keep in mind that the beaches here don't have lifeguards on duty between Labor Day and the third week of June. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 26 June 2024 Horse lovers will enjoy visiting the national seashore to view and photograph the majestic creatures, who, according to local legend, are descendants of shipwreck survivors in the late 17th century (but were more likely intentionally brought to the island for tax evasion purposes). Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 The national seashore urged visitors to avoid beaches north of Sea Haven Drive into the southern portion of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, since dangerous debris could be on the beach and in the water as the cleanup continued. CBS News, 29 May 2024 The corporation paved a 15-mile road to the Virginia line called Baltimore Boulevard, remnants of which are part of the national seashore’s Life of the Dunes Trail. Paul McCardell, Baltimore Sun, 7 Mar. 2024 Padre Island National Seashore Padre Island is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world but its national seashore is one of the state's most underrated areas. Pam Leblanc, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2024 At the site beside ours at the Oregon Inlet Campground on the national seashore, a couple who just parked their RV are installing pink lawn flamingos as their first order of business before unfolding a pair of oversize chairs with armrest drink holders. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 During the nesting season, biological technicians and volunteers patrol the national seashore in search of turtles laying their eggs. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national seashore was in 1962

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“National seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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