Seaside Park now has wheelchair-accessible beach

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An Ocean County town is now making it easier for all of its citizens to enjoy a day at the beach.

Seaside Park on Thursday unveiled a 125-foot-long mat that allows those who are in wheelchairs to traverse the beach without leaving their chairs.

“It will extend access all the way out to the top of the ocean, so they can get out to further points of the beach,” says Seaside Park Councilman Matthew DeMichele. “It will extend across and give multiple residents the opportunity to come and enjoy the beach with their families.”

Related: Mom fights for beach access for disabled beachgoers

News 12 New Jersey previously reported about New Jersey mom Jessica Krill, who started the nonprofit “Beach Days for All,” an organization designed to urge New Jersey shore towns to provide fully integrated beaches for the disabled.

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