Debate over New Jersey beach access heats up

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to create more beach access points along the Jersey Shore.The DEP is asking towns to consider public opinion

MONMOUTH BEACH - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) wants to create more beach access points along the Jersey Shore.

The DEP is asking towns to consider public opinion when they create their public access plans. Some people say individual shore towns will not make many changes because the state has not created any official regulations. Public hearings on public beach access are scheduled for April 18 in Avalon and in Long Branch.

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