Maybe it’s just me, but now that covid restrictions have been lifted in New Jersey, some folks are partying “like it’s 1999"Say nothing about the out-of-control beach party in Long Branch Saturday night, that drew thousands of people to the beach from social media invites and resulted in a few arrests by Long Branch Police.  In Toms River, residents of Snug Harbor are fed up with attendees who visit the local community pool.

Locals are complaining that recent visitors to the Snug Harbor pool are demonstrating unruly behavior.  Evidence of pot smoking and drinking has prompted neighbor complaints to Mayor Maurice B. Hill Jr.  There have also been references to alleged skinny dipping.  Some residents are blaming the unruly behavior on guests who come to the pool from outside the community.

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There are no restrictions, nonresidents can use the community pool.  In fact, the very reasonable entrance fee is very inviting.  Both residents and non-residents can each pay the same $7 daily entrance fee to enjoy the pool.   If you live in Toms River a season pass for the Snug Harbor pool is $150.  That same season pass for a non-resident is $300.

Mayor Hill made reference that they are taking a look at a potential entry fee revision…

""We allow daily and single-use fees, and have a fee schedule that encourages public access"

Community members want additional action taken.  They are asking the local authorities to place Snug Harbor police officers in the area to control the shenanigans.   Police Chief Mitch Little has initiated additional police presence during pool operating hours.

If the pool isn't your thing, check out the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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