How could you describe the population who lives in a seaside town?

For example, in a sentence like:

We _________ [people who live near the sea] love to walk on the beach even in winter.

Or something like that

  • I've heard "coasties".
    – Hot Licks
    May 23, 2018 at 11:54
  • People who live on the sea coast are coastal people. No need to complicate.
    – Kris
    May 23, 2018 at 12:24
  • 1
    Simply 'seasiders' [see [M-W]. (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seasider)] Blackpool FC have actually pinched the term; their nickname is 'the Seasiders'. May 23, 2018 at 15:32

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(Not "single words", but it's a difficult question!).

Coast/seaside dweller

Collins defines it as:


noun inhabitant, resident, citizen, denizen, indweller

The number of city dwellers is growing.

And the definition itself gives other words for further combinations. The example in the definition shows that it can be used in the context of "city" as in "city dwellers", therefore a translation to "coast" or even "seaside" dwellers isn't too much of a stretch.

In your context: "We, seaside-dwellers , love to walk on the beach even in winter."


coastal TFD

pertaining to or bordering on a coast.

As in coastal people or coastal folks.

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