shore·​front ˈshȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce shorefront (audio)
: land along a shore
specifically : beachfront

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Interestingly, the 16,641-acre lake was built as a recreational deep water and fishing lake, so the shorefront is clear of trees – a rarity among North Texas lake properties. Warner Group, Dallas News, 13 Feb. 2022 The force of the waves subjects this stretch of shorefront to relentless erosion. Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2022 Running parallel is a rugged expanse of coastline that offers access to offshoot trails, a shorefront that includes Long Beach and First Nations landmarks. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 30 Mar. 2021 Occupying the shorefront of a private island 30 minutes off the coast of Dangriga, this resort hosts just 30 guests at a time. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 May 2022 Land dwellers occasionally grumbled that the rundown vessels were an eyesore or got angry when a runaway craft collided with someone’s shorefront property. Rachel Scheier, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 The serene shorefront cabins have a backcountry camp-meets-nautical mood board instead, complete with wood panel walls, stone fireplaces, and retro Americana artwork. Paul Jebara, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Beach lovers can choose the Caribbean's clear waters, sandy beaches, and shorefront hiking trails or the Pacific's surfing, diving, snorkeling, and fishing on Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 30 June 2021 At The Nautilus, guests can choose from 26 shorefront beach and ocean houses. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shorefront was in 1919

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“Shorefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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