The first sign of trouble at Donovan’s Reef Beach Bar in Sea Bright came before even entering the longtime Jersey Shore beachfront hangout rebuilt after being destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.
A bouncer advised the line waiting anxiously for some Saturday night fun that the wait could be a while due to a fight being broken up. A bar fight didn’t bode well for the required social distancing ordered for outdoor restaurants in the age of coronavirus.
Once beyond the entrance, I walked the ramp to the upper level of the expansive outdoor bar and surveyed the scene — a sea of 20-somethings in crop tops a… Read the rest of this entry »
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.”
Thousands of residents across the state are waiting with bated breath for Memorial Day weekend to arrive, as Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Thursday that beaches and boardwalks will be open for the official start of beach season next week.
Thousands of others decided: Why wait? Awakening to sunny skies and balmy weather Saturday morning, a countless number of New Jersey residents flocked to the many beaches across Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties that are currently open to the public.Local officials are at minimum prohibiting group activities and sports at the beaches to curb the sp… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 17th, 2020 | Author:admin | Filed under:COVID-19 | Tags:COVID-19, Jersey Shore, New Jersey | Comments Off on Most beaches across the state are already open. Here’s what the scene was like at the Jersey Shore on Saturday.
It was the summer of 1983 when Henry Will’s family first joined Ocean Grove’s tent colony, a collection of more than 100 canvases attached to small wooden cottages that are set up each spring in a tradition that dates back 151 years.
The living quarters are close. So close, Will said, that you could easily listen in on the television show your neighbor is watching if the volume is right.
“You can’t have a TV on in your tent and have it playing really loud because other people are gonna be bothered by that. We have to learn to be flexible because you’re living in close proximity to each other,” s… Read the rest of this entry »