Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, New Jersey’s beaches are opening up. Desperate to salvage the unofficial start of summer, the state has allowed beaches to open at the discretion of local governments, and they’re crossing their fingers that people behave responsibly.
However, it’s not just Jersey residents flocking to the beach this weekend. People from New York and Pennsylvania are expected to visit Jersey’s beaches in droves, eager for a Memorial Day holiday that feels somewhat normal. But the old adage applies here: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.