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    What is the difference regarding usage between the words shore and beach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What is the difference regarding usage between the words shore and beach?
    Though I've heard some people use them interchangebly, there is somewhat of a difference.

    beach - This is more often used to speak of a place for recreation and to have a good time.

    shore - This is more likely to simply refer to the coastline.

    In New Jersey, I believe the common phrase is "the shore". I think they go to the "shore" and the "beach" in New Jersey. They refer to the New Jersey coastline as the "New Jersey Shore" if I remember correctly. Anyway, Google should confirm this (or not).

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