Belmar Doubling Parking Fees at the Beach
Going to the beach just got more expensive.
Hitting the sand in Belmar? Plan on paying twice as much to park along the east side of Ocean Avenue this summer.
The Borough Council (the same one that almost passed a law to prohibit residents from hanging beach towels on their porches) voted Tuesday night, 3-1, to increase the beachfront parking rate from $1 to $2 an hour between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the 320 metered spots on Ocean Avenue.
All told, this will bring in an additional $400,000 for Belmar.