LAVALLETTE - A number of Jersey Shore towns are struggling this year with declining revenue in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and a rainy summer season.
Towns that are sharing their numbers publicly reported a drop in beach attendance and beach revenues as of the third weekend in July.
Eight shore towns, including Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Ortley Beach responded to the survey by The Associated Press.
Casino Pier in Seaside Heights reopened this weekend, which the town hopes will help boost tourism.
Even if the shore sees great weather for the remainder of the summer season, it is unlikely towns will make up lost revenue.