Definition of seafront in US English:



  • The part of a coastal town next to and directly facing the sea; the beachfront.

    ‘I went for a short walk along the seafront’
    • ‘The ferry barges across the seafront for its dock with categoric straightness, welcome after the shambles and indirection of Portsmouth.’
    • ‘Did it just pass by the mods 'n' rockers battling on the seafronts at Brighton, Bournemouth and Great Yarmouth?’
    • ‘With its serried ranks of beach brollies and ribbons of restaurants and hotels lining the seafront, it hardly seems the most promising venue for a music festival.’
    • ‘Its huge dimensions and noble simplicity are only gradually appreciated as you see it against the jumble of commercial seafront developments that spread for miles on both sides of the centre.’
    • ‘This detached residence on a site of 0.3 acres opposite St Anne's Park and beside the seafront, is within easy walking distance of Clontarf village.’
    • ‘The design actually breaks down the physical barrier between the two by introducing activities along the seafront and developing a more lively edge.’
    • ‘‘Despite its prime location on the seafront, it was in such poor structural order that people were surprised at the price,’ he said.’
    • ‘Positioned on the Dargle Road overlooking the Dargle River, Diamond Valley is within easy reach of Bray with its various amenities including shopping centre, cinema and seafront.’
    • ‘Returning to Devon, to make a home here, 30 or so years after those short holiday visits ended, I found myself displaced from the seafronts of Paignton and its neighbouring resorts.’
    • ‘The last time I ran into Jack and Meg was that icy weekend on Blackpool seafront.’
    • ‘These views of the seafront appear to be the first films made in the town and the first of the town to be exhibited commercially.’
    • ‘The present elevated motorway will be moved back some 100m from the seafront and remade at ground level, allowing a linear park to be created along the waterfront.’
    • ‘The plan is a simple L-shape, wrapping around from the seafront into Western Street.’
    • ‘The top ten resorts guide will be also be published on the Internet, based on even more painstaking investigations into what seafronts offered to visitors.’
    • ‘He added: ‘It is the type of thing we are looking to do in a bid to create a more vibrant environment along our seafronts.’’
    • ‘These one, two and three-bed apartments will be part of a secure closed residence located on the Bandol seafront between Marseilles and Toulon.’
    • ‘In the first phase, 13 of 22 units in the seafront neighborhood have been completed and are occupied.’
    • ‘Plans are being developed to link this emerging civic node with the seafront Boardwalk to create an east-west pedestrian axis.’
    • ‘They got to Morecambe in a matter of minutes, and walked to the seafront.’
    • ‘The beaches and seafronts were quiet as Easter temperatures were cool.’
    esplanade, front, parade, walk, boulevard, avenue, walkway, mall
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