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John McDevitt
May 25, 2019 - 5:40 pm
VENTNOR CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The summer season looks to get underway down the shore and there’s a new law in effect this year — no smoking or vaping on New Jersey beaches. “I don’t see no signs that there is no smoking on Ventnor Beach or any beach,” said Ron the ice cream man. Those on the...
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Ocean City boardwalk
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Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2019 - 11:59 am
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Memorial day weekend began Friday with a breathtaking sunrise that turned the sky orange. After that, the floodgates opened and the crowds started filling the boardwalk through the morning as summer unofficially begins. It’s hard to beat a sunrise down the shore...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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Mark Abrams
May 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the New Jersey beach season less than two weeks away, state environmental officials say there are plenty of resources for beachgoers to consult before they make the trek. "New Jersey's water quality is exceptional. We rarely have closures at our ocean...
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The former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Wayne Parry/AP
May 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy...
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Cigarettes at the beach.
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David Madden
May 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s ban on smoking on public beaches is now in effect, but municipalities can opt to allow for smokers to light up in special set-aside sections, and at least one shore town is willing to try it. The state ban allows for up to 15 percent of a beach to...
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In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, without tourists and park rangers to discourage them during the government shutdown, elephant seals have expanded their pupping grounds in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP
January 30, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California during the government shutdown when there was no staff to discourage the animals from congregating in the popular tourist area, an official said. Now they're not going anywhere. About 60 adult seals that gave...
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Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day.
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Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 8:42 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day. But businesses by the beach may not be impacted as much as expected — at least not right now. Marty Saul, who owns Marty's Beach Wear, was quick to note that the summer season is still here. "The...
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Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MARGATE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — With the beginning of Labor Day comes the end of beach season for many down the shore, though that's not the case for everyone. Shannon Barley marked her final beach trip Monday in Margate. She's disappointed the summer season is at its end. "It's sad, but the beach...
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A temporary beach on North Broad Street has a shark mascot.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 11, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A simulated pop-up beach made its debut Saturday at the corner of North Broad and Master streets during Philly Free Streets. Residents will have two full weekends to enjoy it. Chantale Belefanti with The North Broad Renaissance explains there's something really...
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Hapuna Beach State Park
July 15, 2018 - 8:25 am
By Marnie Hunter (CNN) -- Heading to the beach this summer? Perhaps you'll be enjoying the sun and sand at one of the top 10 beaches in the USA. For 2018, Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui is No. 1, according to coastal sciences professor Dr. Beach. Dr. Beach, also known as Stephen P. Leatherman, has been...
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