After Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey’s beaches, you may be wondering if any of the beaches have re-opened and if they have all of their facilities. The northern portion of the Jersey Shore received the hit from the storm, with Atlantic City to Cape May surviving unscathed. Southern beaches and boardwalks, such as Wildwoods, remain open. If you want to know where you can go on the northern shore, the following are beaches and boardwalks that were undamaged or have rebuilt.
The famed Asbury Park boardwalk and beach are open.
The boardwalk here suffered damage from the storm and is still in the process of rebuilding. While part of the boardwalk has reopened, there are still areas under construction.
Although the area was hit hard by the storm, its beaches, concessions and amusement park are open for the summer.
The boardwalk here also suffered damage and was reconstructed in the Spring. Both the beach and boardwalk have reopened, with restrooms and concessions reopening in the summer.
The boardwalk here was permanently destroyed and will not reopen, although the beach reopens this month.
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK
The entire park suffered considerable damage and is still under repair, with hopes to be entirely open this summer. Be sure to call in advance to check on what is open before your visit.
This bayside community received damage on both the bay and the ocean sides, but plans to have all beaches reopen by the end of June.
LONG BEACH ISLAND
One of the hardest hit areas on the Shore, there is still a lot of repair going on in LBI. While beaches may be open, some concessions may not be, and construction will be continuing.
The hurricane wiped out parts of Long Branch’s boardwalk, and the town won’t be replacing it this year. However, beach access will be provided for summer.
The boardwalk here was damaged during the storm but reopened in May with concessions and restrooms also open.
The beaches of Point Pleasant will reopen in the summer, but Point Pleasant Beach, however, was hard hit by Sandy. The boardwalk and beach reconstruction were mostly complete by Memorial Day, but you may find some construction still occurring through the summer.
The shore made famous by MTV took a big hit during the storm, with damage to both the boardwalk and beach. Both are reopening for summer, but construction will be occurring throughout the season.
Spring Lake‘s boardwalk was damaged in the storm, but the South End Pavilion will be ready for summer use. The North End Pavilion will remain under construction.
Beaches here are tentatively slated to open in late June. Call ahead to find out if they are reopen during your time frame.