BELMAR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Break out your buckets.

You can now build sand castles in Belmar without fear of prosecution.

Last Wednesday, the Borough Council overturned a law on the books that read “No person shall model or design in the sand or upon any of the material upon the beachfront except with written consent,” reported the Asbury Park Press.

It’s a bit surprising Belmar had the law on the books: after all, they have been hosting a sand castle competition for the last 24 years.

Even though you can now build them legally, it’s still illegal for them to linger: would-be architects must demolish their creations upon leaving the beach.

The town council also took the opportunity Wednesday to overturn other outdated laws. Residents can now play ball in parks legally, and the hours that you can park your bike or baby carriage near the beach or boardwalk have been extended.

What’s the silliest law you’ve ever heard of? Sound off in our comments section.


  1. Chief Wiggum says:

    Ducks are required to wear pants

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