land fronting on a beach.


located on or adjacent to a beach: beachfront property.

Origin of beachfront

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; beach + front
Also called shorefront. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for beachfront

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper