Shore towns cite virus to keep outsiders off their beaches

In this July 5, 2013, beachgoers play in the surf at the Maryland Avenue beach in Point Pleasant Beach N.J. The town, like some shore towns from Maine to Florida, plans to reopen the beach to residents-only to start this summer during the coronavirus outbreak. But on May 1, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said public beaches must be open to the entire public once they reopen.

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