sea·​front | \ ˈsē-ˌfrənt How to pronounce seafront (audio) \

Definition of seafront

: the waterfront of a seaside place

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Back from the Port Blair seafront, up a side alley paved with small rainbows of litter, is the Hotel Lalaji Bayview, a turquoise building where rooms with a bed, a fan, a shower, and clean sheets start at 800 rupees ($11.50). Alex Perry, Outside Online, "The Last Days of John Allen Chau," 24 July 2019 Highlights include exploring the town’s many mosaic-adorned cathedrals, walking along its picturesque lungomare (seafront promenade), and catching the sunset from the towering La Rocca. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 15 Most Charming Small Towns in Italy," 10 July 2019 From his window the boss of Ecobank can watch trucks rumble along the seafront, some bound for Burkina Faso, a day’s journey, or Mali, perhaps another day on. The Economist, "As Western lenders retreat, African banks see an opportunity," 14 June 2018 Photo: Iman Al-Dabbagh for The Wall Street Journal At Medd Café and Roastery near Jidda’s seafront, the mostly Saudi baristas serve up cold-press coffee and quinoa-milk cappuccinos to their young customers. Margherita Stancati, WSJ, "Saudi Arabia’s Economic Revamp Means More Jobs for Saudis—If Only They Wanted Them," 19 June 2018 The driver of the car, Steven Kane, realized the cat was caught up in the vehicle shortly after parking his car along the seafront of Clacton-on-Sea for a vacation. Kelli Bender, ajc, "Curious cat gets stuck in front vent of Ford Focus and survives 80-mile ride," 19 June 2018 At Le Phare Bleu on Petite Calivigny Bay, nightly rates in a one-bedroom seafront villa are $158 and for wallet-watchers, nightly rates at the comfy Siesta Hotel are uber-affordable at $89 in July and $119 in August. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer's on sale at luxurious Caribbean resorts," 15 May 2018 All morning long, along the old town seafront, men unload mangrove logs and palm fronds. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "Why Build Kenya’s First Coal Plant? Hint: Think China," 27 Feb. 2018 Location The hotel sits alongside a seafront road a 15-minute walk or a quick bike ride away from the ancient harbor of Trogir town, a Unesco World Heritage Site (bikes are complimentary). Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of seafront

1878, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of seafront

: the part of a town, area, etc., that is near the sea

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