This Jersey Shore town just banned 'beach-spreading' and more may follow

BELMAR — The Belmar council on Tuesday night passed an ordinance to ban so-called “beach-spreading,” adding it to a growing number of popular Jersey Shore destinations looking to stop beach-goers from setting up elaborate tents.

The ordinance, which passed by a 3-2 margin, will take effect during the summer season in 2018.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, thousands of people flock to the beaches in Belmar to enjoy its mile-long swath of shoreline. To maximize the time — and space — at the beach, day trippers and locals alike bring what Mayor Matthew Doherty has likened to a tailgate at …read more

Source: Cape May

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