Crowds flock to shore, pack beaches as temperatures soar
Jersey Shore beaches were dotted with colorful umbrellas, sunbathers and sunbathers on Sundays, making some towns look like the 4th of July weekend.
Day trippers walking the sand to beat the heat have brought traffic along the Garden State Parkway, as temperatures soared above 90 degrees in parts of the state, like Trenton and Newark.
“It’s crowded like a summer day,” said a Belmar beach official.
In Asbury Park, Amanda Hager was on the beach for the first time since last August, dancing with a hula hoop.
“I’m just having fun, that’s what I do. But I can’t wait for the Stone Pony summer scene, ”she said.
With no lifeguards on duty until Memorial Day weekend in most cities and the high risk of rip currents, some have warned visitors not to bathe. An offshore storm is expected to cause swells, making swimming potentially dangerous.
“It might be warmer, but remember the lifeguards are still NOT on duty. Don’t risk your life in dangerous waters, ”Seaside Park wrote on its Facebook page ahead of the weekend.