The Beaches Are Back Open in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
For the past few weeks after the end of the summer tourism season in Point Pleasant Beach, the beaches have been closed. According to Patch, "The reopening comes 10 days after the owners of Jenkinson's Pavilion were warned by the state Department of Environmental Protection that its padlocked gates were a violation of the conditions of its Coastal Area Facility Review Act permit."
We love Point Pleasant Beach and have loved going there for years. When my kids were little we loved going for a day at the beach then a trip to Jenkinson's Aquarium and then a stroll on Jenkinson's Boardwalk. Always a fun time for the whole family.
Recently the beaches have been closed, but now they are re-opened. According to Patch, "Jenkinson's has removed the locks on three of its beach gates, allowing significant access to its beaches for the first time in nearly a month. Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra announced the reopening in a post on Facebook Saturday, saying the main pavilion gate, inlet pavilion gate and Forman Avenue access points were open."
The initial closing was September 6th after the Point Pleasant Beach lifeguards were done for the season, leaving the beaches unprotected for swimmers and there were days of severe rip current threats at that time also. Officials still urge no one to swim on unprotected beaches only when lifeguards are present to protect swimmers. Be safe out there and avoid an unprotected ocean.
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