seashore

The seashore is the land that borders an ocean or sea. She sells seashells on the seashore because that’s where the shells are, on the beach. Now say the whole thing three times fast.

You can call the seashore the coast, the beach, or even just the shore. It's the area right next to the sea, and it can be rocky and dramatic or soft and sandy. Sometimes scientists use this word to mean the specific area that's covered with water at high tide but uncovered at low tide. This area is also known as the intertidal zone.

Definitions of seashore
  1. noun
    the shore of a sea or ocean
    synonyms: coast, sea-coast, seacoast
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    Barbary Coast
    the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
    Aeolia
    an ancient coastal region of northwestern Asia Minor (including Lesbos) where the Aeolians founded several cities around 1100 BC
    Atlantic Coast
    a coast of the Atlantic Ocean
    Gulf Coast
    a seashore of the Gulf of Mexico
    Pacific Coast
    a coast of the Pacific Ocean
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    litoral, littoral, littoral zone, sands
    the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
    landfall
    the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
    seaboard, seaside
    the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
    tideland
    land near the sea that is overflowed by the tide
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    shore
    the land along the edge of a body of water
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