New Jersey needs to enforce this rule on more beaches (Opinion)

We all have our pet peeves when it comes to a day on the Jersey Shore.

There are people who settle WAY too close to you as if the whole beach is not available.

There are selfish people who think everyone wants to hear their music and blast it unnecessarily.

Party time on the beach


I have news for you: we don’t want to hear it.

And of course, there are the people who don’t understand how the wind works and think they’re just spraying on their sunscreen or brushing the sand off their towels with an evil attitude.

Ultimately, this leads to a bite of both. Neither you asked.

But this type of person always has my goat: people who pitch a huge tent right in front of you, blocking the very view you’ve traveled to see.

Photo by NaraJiva on Unsplash

picture by Nara Jiva on Unsplash

I’m here to watch the waves roll, not your striped tent.

Which brings me to my point: on a recent visit to the Wildwoods, I noticed this sign…

Photo by Kylie Moore

Photo by Kylie Moore


To me, it just makes sense in the world.

I understand if you don’t want to be in the sun all day, but it shouldn’t cost your beach mates that gorgeous beach view!

Photo by Nofi Sofyan Hadi on Unsplash

picture by Nofi Sofyan Hadi on Unsplash

Shouldn’t more beaches have this rule?

There should be a designated spot on every beach in Jersey where, after that point, no tents may be pitched. It’s a pain in the eyes of your fellow New Jerseyers who are just trying to enjoy the view.

After all, if we have to pay to go to the beach, we certainly won’t get our money’s worth looking at your awning.

But this is New Jersey for you.

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5‘s Kylie Moore. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on instagram.

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