The thing that most people don't realize is the summer is the only time that shore towns receive an income. As a year round resident of Seaside Park I've seen since the economy tanked my town is more dead in the winter than it has ever been before. Almost all local businesses close and no one is around, this is also when most of the beach restoration happens because everytime we get pounded by a Nor'easter all the the sand from the dunes blows all over Ocean ave and the boardwalk. Having worked for the borough cleaning the beach for four years I am happy people have to pay to go on the beach because they trash the **** out of it everyday they are there. I hate having to pay for a badge to get on and getting hassled by the lifeguards as much as anyone but I've learned to just go after five o-clock when the badge checkers leave and the life guards are off duty.