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land fronting on a beach.
located on or adjacent to a beach:
beachfront property.
Contemporary Examples

Ditto California, the state where he owns a beachfront La Jolla home complete with a $55,000 car elevator.
No Home-Field Advantage for Mitt Romney John Avlon June 12, 2012

The beachfront town of Wildwood doesn’t want you shirtless, either.
New Jersey Town Could Ban Baggy Pants Erin Cunningham May 29, 2013

John Edwards was viewed as too slick by half, his beachfront mansion belying his stated position as a champion of the downtrodden.
How to Survive a Sex Scandal: Mark Sanford Edition David Freedlander April 4, 2013

She also spends time at her nearby ranch in Abiquiu and beachfront house in Malibu.
‘A Certain Age’—Shirley MacLaine Rattles Downton Abbey Sandra McElwaine December 26, 2012


also beach-front, 1903, American English, from beach (n.) + front (n.). The beach front was a standard way in late 19c. to express “the seashore of a town” such as Atlantic City.


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