national seashore


Definition of national seashore

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

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Some observers, such as Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, said the 28,000 acres of ranch lands in the national seashore and neighboring Golden Gate National Recreation Area are a historic and culturally important features that should be preserved. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "U.S. releases controversial plan for Point Reyes elk, ranches," 9 Aug. 2019 The south end of the national seashore is about as close as the public can get for viewing a daytime rocket launch, says Tom Bartosek, of Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism. Robert Ormerod, National Geographic, "5 stellar ways to see Florida’s Space Coast," 12 July 2019 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,, "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,, "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

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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