Belmar limits daily beach badges to 7,500 people

The beach and boardwalk in Belmar were packed early Saturday as scorching temperatures moved into the Garden State.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 2:56 PM

Updated 1,374 days ago

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The beach and boardwalk in Belmar were packed early Saturday as scorching temperatures moved into the Garden State.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, daily beach badges will be limited to 7,500 people in Belmar and 1,000 in Manasquan. In Long Branch, officials will limit that number based on how the crowds are that day.
Many places sold out of daily beach passes by noon on Saturday, including Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, and Silver Lake Beach. Belmar sold out by mid-afternoon.
Belmar Business Administrator Edward Kirschenbaum says the current badge limit is subject to change if beachgoers struggle to abide by social distancing guidelines due to the tides.
"We have to lower that number based on how many season badge holders are on the beach, based on the tide because if it's a high tide it makes our beach shorter," he says.
Residents can check Belmar's social media pages or the Monmouth County Tourism webpage to find out if daily passes are still available.
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