New Jersey beaches monitored for overcrowding as temperatures rise

Some New Jersey beaches were forced to turn away guests Saturday as crowds sought relief amid a potential heat wave.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 11:00 AM

Updated 1,375 days ago

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Some New Jersey beaches were forced to turn away guests Saturday as crowds sought relief amid a potential heat wave.
South Beach filled to capacity and was closed to new beachgoers by early afternoon. North Beach remained open but came close to filling up.
Seaside's mayor says that capacity is limited for social distancing purposes and that attendants and supervisors kept track of the number of people. Masks are also required when social distancing isn't possible.
However, beachgoer Michael Hill says he saw many people without masks Saturday, making his beach experience somewhat uncomfortable.
Sunday is expected to be another busy day. Officials say residents will probably have the best luck getting a daily pass if they get to the beach by 10 a.m.
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