the land along the sea; seacoast.


situated on or pertaining to the seaside.

Origin of seaside

First recorded in 1175–1225, seaside is from the Middle English word seeside. See sea, side1




a city in W California, on Monterey Bay. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seaside

Contemporary Examples of seaside

Historical Examples of seaside

  • A year later, Harriett, run down, was ordered to the seaside.

  • That is a privilege reserved for the heroines of the Seaside Library.

  • I'd arranged to go to the seaside this summer, but I've a chance of going up to the hills, too.

    The Great Hunger

    Johan Bojer

  • He was now weary of the city, and hastened lightly to the seaside.

    Funny Big Socks

    Sarah L. Barrow

  • First of all I must tell you I was lunching in that restaurant at the seaside.

British Dictionary definitions for seaside



  1. any area bordering on the sea, esp one regarded as a resort
  2. (as modifier)a seaside hotel
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Word Origin and History for seaside

also sea-side, c.1200, from sea + side (n.). As an adjective from 1781. Old English had sæhealf.

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