More Jersey Shore beaches ready to reopen as Memorial Day weekend approaches

More beaches at the Jersey Shore, including Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach, are ready to reopen, as the Memorial Day holiday weekend is just two weeks away.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2020, 11:07 AM

Updated 1,448 days ago

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More beaches at the Jersey Shore, including Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach, are ready to reopen, as the Memorial Day holiday weekend is just two weeks away.
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Towns such as Manasquan know a multibillion-dollar summer tourism season is on the line, and Wednesday night, the borough revealed the measures they are taking to reopen the beaches for summer.
The town is using a multi-phase system to reopen safely and with accordance to the executive orders set by Gov. Phil Murphy. 
The inlet walkway, beach walkway, playgrounds, and restrooms remain closed until further notice. Portable restrooms are open by the inlet and at Sea Watch. 
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Here are the specifics:
The beach will open and be staffed on Friday, May 22 to season beach badge holders only.
Seasonal badge sales will continue through May 15 online only.
Capacity will be monitored and beach access restricted to the nine on ramps.
Face coverings are recommended where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, but can be removed for swimming, sunbathing, and other activities.
The beach showers and water fountains will remain off through at least June 1.
In Point Pleasant Beach, Maryland Avenue Beach will open May 15.
The beach will open to everybody, but parking east of the railroad tracks in town will be restricted to residents only, until more seasonal police officers become available.
The boardwalk will remain closed. 
Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra wanted to open a section of beach for residents only, but Gov. Phil Murphy says that violates state laws.


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