It was only about 8 months ago that I came across a free sunscreen dispenser in a state park when visiting a friend in Pennsylvania. At the time, I wondered why we don't have them here at the Shore, and whether we'll see something like this.

Well, it turns out that one Shore town has taken the idea and run with it.

According to, Cape May County's Avalon has installed a pair of the bright yellow dispensers, one at a beach badge booth and another at a playground.

Much like the automatic hand sanitizer dispensers that we've all grown used to, all you have to do is wave your hand and a squirt of SPF 30 sunscreen will be plopped into your palm.

You can read more about the Avalon program by clicking here.

So what do you think, should similar sunscreen dispensers be deployed across Ocean County? Comment below or on our Facebook page and let us know your opinion!


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