foreshore

[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr]
noun
1.
the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
2.
the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.

Origin:
1755–65; fore- + shore1

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foreshore (ˈfɔːˌʃɔː)
 
n
1.  the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
2.  the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark

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foreshore   (fôr'shôr')  Pronunciation Key 
The seaward-sloping area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark. Compare backshore.
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Example sentences
Our experimental design isolated the effects of strong alongshore gradients in
  foreshore beach morphology on wave run-up.
The beach is of medium quality with a stony foreshore and some marine growth.
It prohibits all construction activity in the foreshore area to the back dune
  line.
The foreshore is the active beach where wave uprush and backwash occurs over
  the range of the tide.
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