national seashore


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Today, nearly a half-century into its existence, the national seashore is at an existential crossroads. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Dec. 2022 The national seashore was closed to traffic starting at 5 p.m. on Monday. Shepard Price, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2022 An hour north of the Golden Gate city lies Point Reyes, a national seashore skirting Tomales Bay that’s dotted with a smorgasbord of small towns. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Aug. 2022 The report, which was commissioned by an environmental group and is disputed by the ranching industry, is the latest flareup in a decades-long debate over the ranching that occupies more than one-third of the national seashore. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Nov. 2022 Though no one was injured, debris from the two homes is now scattered up and down the national seashore and will likely require an extensive cleanup process. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 May 2022 Operated by the National Park Service, this area is the country’s first national seashore and extends from Bodie Island to Ocracoke Island. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 The flag is bright yellow with an outline of a turtle in black and is flown on days when Kemp’s ridley sea turtle eggs are found according to a Facebook post by the national seashore. Malak Silmi, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Apr. 2022 The national seashore installed call boxes on six beaches to cover cellular service gaps. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 28 Mar. 2023.

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