As beach towns up and down the Jersey Shore reveal their plans for opening their beaches and boardwalks back up, we haven't really heard much from Point Pleasant Beach on when they plan on opening up.

Until today...

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitrahas announced that on Friday, May 15th, the town's Maryland Avenue beach and the local beach associations will be open to beachgoers where you do not have to cross the boardwalk to get on the beach since the boardwalk remains closed.

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Officials have not said when the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk would be reopened as of yet.

Mayor Paul Kanitra said he is hoping to have the boardwalk reopened by early to mid-June.

Just this week, Seaside Heights revealed their plans for reopening their beaches with a two-phase system:

Seaside Heights Beach & Boardwalk/Phase 1

May 15 – May 22

  • The following gates will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for access to the boardwalk and limited access to the beach: Blaine Avenue, Franklin Avenue, Hiering Avenue, and Hancock Avenue. The gates will be staffed.
  • Activities on the beach are limited to walking, jogging, active surf fishing, and surfing. No swimming (red flags). No beach chairs or blankets. No sitting or standing – please keep moving. No coolers. No dogs.
  • Activities on the boardwalk are limited to walking, jogging, and riding bicycles – please keep moving. No dogs.
  • Beach and boardwalk will be cleared at 5 p.m. and the gates locked.
  • Social distancing required. Wearing a face mask is encouraged but not required unless a superseding State order requiring face masks is issued.
  • No gatherings or groups of 10 or more people.
  • Public restrooms will be closed.
  • Shower pedestals and water fountains will remain shrink-wrapped and unavailable.
  • The public is encouraged not to touch handrails and not to sit on benches.

Click HERE to see what the plan is for phase 2.

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