ocean·​front ˈō-shən-ˌfrənt How to pronounce oceanfront (audio)
: a shore area on the ocean

Examples of oceanfront in a Sentence

They built a house on the oceanfront.
Recent Examples on the Web There are other lodging options in town, of course, including two swanky new oceanfront hotels, the Mission Pacific Hotel and Seabird Resort, which opened in 2021 with amenities that range from expansive ocean views to a rooftop bar. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 5 Feb. 2024 The exact locations are yet to be determined, but both would be about 150 feet wide and 150 feet long, surrounded by rock, with a flat surface at the level of the oceanfront street known as The Strand. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Feb. 2024 Murphy, an American from Connecticut, went to live at the bishop’s oceanfront home, called the Red Cliff House, in County Kerry. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Nightly rates for the oceanfront suites start at $769 per night. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 Jan. 2024 With a prime oceanfront location, Resorts World Bimini has 305 rooms and a popular casino to try your luck. Kristin Braswell, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2024 The collapse of Champlain Towers South, a 12-story, 39-year-old oceanfront condominium, killed 98 people. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 As such, Bloom will feel more like your favorite oceanfront resort than a typical vessel. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 Rare for that part of La Jolla, and oceanfront properties, is a pool in the rear of the property facing the ocean. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oceanfront was in 1858

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“Oceanfront.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanfront. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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