Ready for some tight squeezes on the beaches of Ventnor and Margate? Extra-high tides have been sucking up all the sandy real estate. Infringing upon human sun-seekers.
Normally, this wouldn’t be such big deal. But with 60%+ of beach already taken up by dunes and dead zones, Downbeach sun worshipers are left with barely a sliver of sand to call their own.
Ventnor beach goers forced to sit on side of dunes.
Tall, sandy mountains. Some 50 ft wide. Built with loving care by the Army Corp of Engineers during Summer 2017. And yea, they’ll be back soon.
Beach towns like Ventnor contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars every few years. NJ DEP says we need more sand dredging & pumping. Whether needed or not.
One mom of 4 was forced to pack up and leave early. Too tight.
Will Congressman Jeff Van Drew do as Frank Lobiondo did? Get the cash, and build something for the next 50 years. Make it one size fits all? Ugh.
God forbid each town uses that cash for what’s REALLY needed. Back-bay protection.