This was definitely a shock when I saw the sign.

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It’s one of those stores that you always find yourself wandering into when you’re at the beach.

Even if you do not need anything.  You’ll at least stop in once or twice.

It has everything.

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It’s the perfect shop because they are loaded up with apparel.  They also have swimsuits, body boards, skim boards, and literally anything you need for a great beach day.

After almost a decade they are unfortunately boarding up their Lavallette, New Jersey location.

According to the sign, “After over a decade, we are saddened to announce that we are closing the chapter of this Beach Authority location.

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Beach Authority, right on 35 North in Lavallette has officially closed its location.

This was a shock for a few reasons.  This Beach Authority’s location was a prime spot on the island.  Easy access from the beaches, and plenty of parking.

The second reason we were surprised by this jaw-dropping announcement was that this location has been in business for ten years and now it has officially closed.

Third, this shutdown came after the season was over.

If visitors to the area are used to stopping there before their beach day, they are going to be shocked.

Here was the full note on the door.

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Now, not to worry, they have another location off 35, according to the sign, in Ocean Beach.

If you get a chance to walk by their Lavallette location, take a look inside the door, and you’ll see the emptiness that once was the Beach Authority Store.

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