Important Info About Manasquan Beach’s Reopening
Manasquan is on schedule to open the beach for the 2020 season this Memorial Day weekend. Here's what you need to know.
Due to the Covid-19 regulations and for everyone's safety, Manasquan will reopen the beachfront in phases, according to the borough. Here's important info to know before you go:
At 9 am on Friday, May 22nd, the beach will be staffed and open to SEASON PASS HOLDERS ONLY (until that time the beach is in 'park status.')
BADGE AND PARKING STICKER SALES:
-- Beach passes will be initially restricted to seasonal badges and limited to online purchase only.
-- Online sales of season passes will end at midnight on May 15th (see below for when that will resume in phase 2.) There will be no purchase of badges (either online or in person) from May 16th through at least June 1st.
-- Each beach day, overall capacity will be monitored and determinations will be made if needed to reduce or restrict access to certain beaches.
-- The plan for distributing the beach badges will be made available soon.
BEACH USE AND ACCESS:
-- Beach access will be limited to the 9 access ramps (Potters, Sea Watch, Ocean, Riddle, Main, Brielle, Pompano, Whiting, and Inlet)
-- The beach walk will remain closed north-to-south, and use will be limited to east-to-west crossings to access the beach at the above locations.
-- Playgrounds and pavilions will remain closed.
-- Parking lots will be open to seasonal parking passes only.
-- In accordance with executive orders: "Visitors should wear cloth face coverings while in all settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, except where doing so would inhibit that individual's health or where the individual is under 2 years of age." Exceptions to this include when swimming, sunbathing or other settings with adequate social distancing.
-- The beach will remain off-limits nightly between dusk and dawn.
-- There will be limited availability of restroom facilities with new policies and procedures for regular cleaning.
-- Locker rentals are suspended through Memorial Day weekend
-- Beach showers and water fountains will NOT be available through June 1st.
PHASE 2 FOR JUNE:
First of all, the above policies will be re-evaluated and adjustments will be made if needed with the priority being a safe beach environment. Here's what will be reconsidered:
-- Resuming the sale of daily badges and parking passes
-- Showers and water fountains
-- Locker rentals
-- Beach access points and beach walk restrictions
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