Beachgoers said Tuesday that they are not going to be held back by a surge in the great white shark population as they flock to Jersey Shore beaches for the fourth of July weekend.
Work has stopped on the roadway to accommodate the influx of beachgoers this Memorial Day weekend.
Officials in the nation’s most densely populated state are rewriting public beach access rules that could make it easier for well-to-do towns to keep out-of-towners off their beaches.
Swimming will be banned until Saturday in the water at Cupsogue Beach County Park on after sharks were spotted just off shore this week, Katie Fehlinger reports. County officials have, however, reopened Smith Point beach to swimmers.
The red “No Swimming” flags that dotted the region in recent days were mostly gone Sunday, as beaches were again packed with thousands lured by sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s.