BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The public was welcomed back to Island Beach State Park on the Jersey Shore Friday, which had been closed since superstorm Sandy hit.
Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.
“The entire dune blew through and this area was nothing but sand. It was about two feet deep,” park manager Ray Bukowski told WCBS 880 reporter Jim Smith as he pointed out just how hard Sandy battered the ten-mile-long strip. “Gives you the perspective of what happens when a storm takes out a dune.”