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    NJ beach access

    I'm not sure how much this affects any of us on here. We all have our spots to go to during the crowded months of summer. But a win for the public perhaps?

    http://www.app.com/article/20110403/...002&source=rss


    Rez

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    let's get the 1955 law repealed.everywhere else beaches are free.only in nj.it's an unjust law.they're ripping you off.

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    This whole not paying for beach access came up last year and someone brought up the point of $$ to keep the beaches swept and clean, which made very good sense to me. Lot at all the trash on the beaches now because the sweepers aren't out. Now think of what the beaches will be like with all the littering scum bags out there.
    I don't think beach badges will ever go away they make way too much $$ on them. What we really need is a special surfer access badge, I don' need the beach I just need the waves. Maybe we could figure something out with that? One badge, surfer access to all NJ beaches. Maybe?

    Surf smart, surf safe, live to surf another day!

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    To be honest, it's not a topic I'm overly familiar with. I haven't been in the water all that long so I don't have a long history of arguing with Beach pass monitors. I have two places that I tend to hang out depending on the time of the year, and one of them does get pretty messed up with people trashing it, but that's because it's a summer college town. If they are using the 10 per pass to actually pay for daily clean up, I say great. Rape the Tourons for everything they are worth. But if the money ends up in some form of slush fund to be used for anything, then I take issue with it. I pay 50 bucks a summer for a beech pass for my car, and I usually have at least one other person with me...and I know the money goes to the care of the beech. At other places, I just make sure I get out much earlier then the guards and monitors, or later in the afternoon when they don't care as much. I also tend to leave anything that's not going into the water in my car. That way they can't nail me on "renting" a spot on the beech.
    Still it might be nice to be able to go other places where local homeowners can no longer give you a **** time.

    Rez

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    Someone is gonna have to fight it....bayhead 2 hr parking rule if illegal...most people will just pay the ticket, but if you fight it and go to court they would have to throw it away.

    SEA BRIGHT....people put up signs on the beach side saying...PRIVATE PARKING, but they don't own this land...anyone can park there if the space is open....the people of sea bright/mb dont like the public to park near their home, but will use our money to replenish their beaches?!?!?!?!?!?

    LBI is it's own universe...the people in loveladies have enough loot to keep you out....want proof..ok...have you ever even been there?...nuff said

    in deal you can park anywhere...you can also surf, but swimming without a board will get you a ticket

    Pier Village will let you on the beach FREE if you have a board or fishing pole in hand...good stuff

    California uses parks and rec money to staff 24/7/365 lifeguards....NJ takes beach badge money and uses it to_____________...i have no idea....after raking the beach once or twice I have no idea where the money goes...they probably use it to pay the 15 yr girl to sit in a chair by the beach all day

    This will never change....have fun out there...get to the beach early to find a spot and have cash on ya....this is jersey ...no way around it...better yet dawn patrol and be gone by 9am is the best bet for summer....

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    the people of sea bright/mb dont like the public to park near their home
    its more the drunk driving and the piles of beer cans & fast food wrappers you leave behind

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    the news article is a lie of revisionist history,the 1955 law was so wasp homeowners could keep out non-wasps like the italians(how ironic),blacks and jews.my 84-year-old dad could not buy because the beach association thought he was italian,1961.now it's just a money-maker.we could all clean our own beach without charging people.we clean our own yard and street.this whole thing is as un-american as it gets.

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    The law is about letting the local municipalities decide where and how much the pubic will have access to the beach, and this is a dangerous proposition. No municipality will make MORE beach access because the state says it's ok. They'd already be doing that now, because the state has no maximum requirement... only a minimum. This means municipalities will only further restrict access BECAUSE THEY CAN. Minimum access was made a law specifically because there wasn't enough legal access in the past. The public will LOSE in this battle, and wealthy beachfront private homeowners and elitist, closed-gate mentality towns will win. When the local mayor decides he and his family, friends, and political supporters want to cut off public access and make a public natural resource effectively a private beach, we will all be sorry. This is a big mistake.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Apr 3, 2011 at 09:00 PM.

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    Most tourist don't respect anything. I used to live on the same block as the beach. We had vacationers emptying their car on our grass, washing their feet and beach toys in our sprinkler, using our hose to wash off, and in some cases relieving themselves on the side of our house. Not to mentions cars a foot or two in our driveway all the time. Also, scum bags leaving their trash on the sidewalk. As far as timed parking, I wish they had it then because somebody would park in front of my house and the car wouldn't move for the entire weekend.

    Now I can't walk to the beach anymore so I need to drive. I usually don't have a problem because I'm in early in the morning or late in the day. Most of the time I didn't surf the beach near my house anyway because there were usually better breaks several blocks up or down easily within a short bike ride. Having a house on the island was nice though.

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    Wildwood has no beach tags but the parking is a rip off. A quater gives u 10 mins.But the beach is raked everyday and the trash can are never over filled.

    You can buy a parking permit for 150 dollars for the whole summer which is a okay deal I guess if you go to the beach alot towards the summer.