Bay Head opens all access points to beach; fixes issues as a result of winter storms

It’s a much different look in Bay Head after weeks of nonstop work to get the giant sand cliffs, which formed following the winter nor’easter, smoothed out and back open on the beach.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2021, 11:43 AM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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It’s a much different look in Bay Head after weeks of nonstop work to get the giant sand cliffs, which formed following the winter nor’easter, smoothed out and back open on the beach.
Bay Head is as ready as it can be for Memorial Day Weekend, as all access points are finally reopened after months of closures. 
The borough footed the $60,000 bill themselves to repair the access points damaged during the long duration winter nor'easter. They may be able to recoup some of the money because that same storm was declared a disaster, and FEMA funding should account for 75% of cost.  
Mayor Bill Curtis says they are not expecting any federal help as far as pumping in more sand before the summer. In fact, it might still be two years away before they get replenishment, and now the worry is this incline will make it difficult for some people to even access the beach. 
“We are going to have to buy mobile mats, got to make sure they're not too slippery for people going down and falling,” says Mayor Curtis. “We are going to have to have enough grip to come back up. Right now, it's very, very difficult for an elderly person or a young person who has issues walking in sand.” 
There will be mats added before summer. The beaches are going to be free every day until mid-June. 


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