The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders have created a web page to inform residents and visitors of the County’s beaches to of the differing social distancing protocols in each town prior to making the trip to the shore.
“Due to social distancing protocols in place, the beach you may have enjoyed in the past may not be selling daily badges or they may only be selling badges online,” said Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said during a chilly press conference in Belmar this morning. “New policies like this that will be in place this summer make it critical for visitors to research their destination to ensure a smooth trip to our part of the Jersey Shore.”
“We would like everyone to enjoy the beach season, but please follow the rules that have been put in place to ensure everyone’s safety,” said Belmar Mayor Mark Walsifer. “In Belmar, we will be selling daily beach badges. If sections of our beach become overpopulated, patrons will be directed to other areas of the beach so social distancing can be achieved.”
Residents and visitors planning a trip to the beach are encouraged to visit the County’s website, visitmonmouth.com, and click on the 2020 Monmouth County Beach Info tab which includes a list of each public ocean beach in the County and a link to the website of the municipalities where the beaches are located.