Definition of national seashore in US English:

national seashore


  • An expanse of sea coast protected and maintained by the federal government for the study of wildlife and for recreational use by the public.

    • ‘There are 20 million annual visitors to our national seashores and even more to our marine sanctuaries.’
    • ‘Options range from declaring it a national seashore to relying on land trusts to buy individual properties piecemeal.’
    • ‘Now that the Navy has been forced by protesters to abandon its bombing exercises in Puerto Rico, it has been considering bombing a national seashore preserve in South Texas.’
    • ‘Although the family spend considerable time at the nearby beach, which is part of a national seashore, they also enjoy lounging amid their backyard flower gardens.’
    • ‘Instead, why not spend the first three nights closer to the Wine Country and the national seashore?’