Friday, April 26, 2013
The small boardwalk was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy
When most think about Sea Bright, they don't think "boardwalk." The mind tends to stray south to the Long Branch, Asbury Park, Belmar, Point Pleasant and Seaside boardwalks — some spanning oceanside miles, and others flush with amusements. Yet, though it never housed amusements or spanned miles, there was always a boardwalk at Sea Bright Public Beach. It was a little boardwalk nestled beside the beach that washed away with Hurricane Sandy nearly six months ago when the ocean and Shrewsbury River met. That boardwalk, however, is in the process of being rebuilt, running parallel, as it had before, to the beach and Sea Bright's new Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play playground. There's been a lot of progress on rebuilding the boards, which will …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Mountains of sand piled from Hurricane Sandy starting to level out
When Hurricane Sandy first hit Sea Bright's shores, the peninsula borough was blanketed with sand. The beach was on the street. After some shuffling around of sand and piling into the municipal and Sea Bright Public Beach parking lot, what is now referred to as Mount Sandy appeared. Giant mounds of sand have since been piled along the horizon. People have been climbing them, heading over the other side to the beach — what's left of it. Now, though, if you take a trek toward the Sea Bright's beaches, you'll see "No Trespassing" signs, most areas are cordoned off and the mountains of sand are getting lower. That's because, "the boro was given permission by the (NJ) DEP (Deparment of Environmental Protection) to screen the sand and put it …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A proposed bill would require municipalities that accept state or federal aid to rebuild storm-damaged beaches to provide beach access free of charge
Because beach replenishment projects — especially those revitalizing battered shore town beaches in Hurricane Sandy's wake — are funded by federal tax dollars, two legislators have proposed nixing beach badge fees. Senate Bill 2368 was introduced by Sen. Michael J. Doherty (R-23) and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-3) and would require municipalities that accept state or federal aid to rebuild storm-damaged beaches to provide beach access and restroom facilities to the public free of charge. “It is likely that state and federal taxpayers will provide hundreds of millions of dollars to repair and replenish New Jersey beaches that were washed away during Hurricane Sandy,” Doherty said in a news release. “Considering the massive public…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
People in the area enjoy the beach while weather holds out
In the days of late September it is common to see locals on area beaches taking in the sun and sights of the last of the summer. Sights on Sea Bright Public Beach show the trend of what many in the area know as the locals' summer, signaling a more tranquil beach after tourist season ends with Labor Day. Have you seen a locals' summer sight lately? Send us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them directly to this article.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Weather was ideal for skim boarding and sunning
Sunday was the day for a second SkimBash on Sea Bright Public Beach. As the event wrapped up, several stayed at the beach and hit the waves. The skies were clear and the tide was high. Check out some scenes of the day on Sunday in the above photo gallery.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The beach, now unguarded, still attracted swimmers, surfers. Check out the tide tables and weather forecast for the weekend.
While Hurricane Leslie is not expected to touch down in the Sea Bright area, signs of her distant presence were evident on the beach Thursday afternoon. Across the ocean, a band of haze wrapped itself on the horizon with the NY skyline still in view. The tide was high, with some evident erosion along the shore, but the waves were low. A sign posted at the entrance of the public beach warned beachgoers that the ocean is now unguarded. Yet, several people waded and a few surfed as seagulls scavenged crabs and remnants of fish that had washed in with the tide. Below is a tide tables for Sea Bright from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Web site: 0.95 L For the Sea Bright shores, the National Weather Service predicts…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Images of the last days of summer
As Labor Day approaches, signaling the summer's end, sun and sea worshipers have been out until sunset savoring Sea Bright's shores. Take a look at the photos above for a glimpse into some moments at the beach.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Good weather for a well-attended weekend event
If you were anywhere near Sea Bright Public Beach this past weekend, you probably got a glimpse of SkimBash 2012. The skim boarding contest, held all day Saturday and Sunday on the beach, brought out hundreds of amatuer and professional skimboarders as well as enthusiasts. Rumson-Fair Haven Patch popped over to the beach to give readers a peek into the day on Sunday. Scroll through the gallery of photos above to see some of the action.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Information on Sea Bright's public beach and access points
Sea Bright is the Rumson-Fair Haven area's signature shore that was clobbered by Hurricane Sandy. Still, the beach is getting back in shape, after some replenishment, recovery and beautification. Many volunteers have mobilized to prepare the Sea Bright beach for its summer season. Sea Bright Public Beach, once revamped from Sandy's devastation, will again offer lifeguards and rescue personnel, outdoor showers and restroom facilities. It has been a mainstay in the Monmouth County shore area for a long time and is home to a majority who live there year-round. Tucked behind the police station in the downtown section of Sea Bright, it is the primary public access point for beachgoers in the area who do not belong to one of the myriad private …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Megan Heath Gilhool volunteered to paint the local bus stop to look like a cozy, nautical beach home.
When driving down Route 36 in Sea Bright, things seem a bit brighter. The bus stop in front of the public beach parking lot got an extreme make-over. The formerly drab grey hut is now painted to look like a beach home as colorful and bright as the people who live in the borough. Local Artist Megan Heath Gilhool always dreamed of painting the Sea Bright bus stop into a cheery home setting. “It used to look like a prison,” said Gilhool. “Every time I looked at the bus stop, I could imagine it finished.” Gilhool was raised in Monmouth Beach but lived in Sea Bright for many years. She even lived in two apartments that overlooked the stop, which gave her plenty of time to visualize what she would like it should look like. She drew up a design (…