Another beach season officially wrapped up yesterday with the conclusion of the long Labor Day Weekend. I know the weather was hit or miss this summer with more than couple of gloomy Saturdays thrown in.

Yesterday was a perfect beach day and once again the beach was packed and parking was nowhere to be found. Even with the iffy weather I'm sure beach towns up and down the Jersey Shore must of had a good summer season from revenue pulled in from beach tags and beach badges as they are referred to in beach towns the further north you go.

According to, 2016 was a banner year for revenue pulled in from beach fees. The revenue helps with keeping the beaches clean to keeping lifeguards on the beach.

The Jersey Shore town that collected the most beach tag revenue in 2016 happens to be in our own back yard. Ocean City topped all beach towns in the Garden State last summer by raking in $4.12 million in 2016. A daily tag went for $4 and a seasonal sold for $25.

The second  beach in South Jersey on the list is Cape May City which comes in at #3 and pulled in $2.2 million last summer. Overall over $36 million dollars was collected on due toe beach tag sales.

Atlantic City, Strathmere and Wildwood, which is one of my favorites beaches on the Jersey Shore, still remains free to enjoy a beautiful summer day!



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