• State Passes Public Beach Access Legislation

    by  • May 6, 2019 • News

    Governor Murphy signed legislation on May 3 that upholds the public trust doctrine, a principle that establishes that the state’s tidal waters and adjacent shorelines belong to the public to be used for navigation, commerce, recreation, including bathing, swimming, and fishing. The Partnership served on the State’s Public Access Task Force and followed the legislative proposal to final passage. The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) requires public access for beach replenishment eligibility. Stronger support on the State level for public access will strengthen our partnership with the Corps in our shared commitment to preserve and protect our beaches for the public’s use.


    The Jersey Shore Partnership is an advocate of initiatives that are unique and important to the Jersey Shore coastal communities with an emphasis on shore protection and beach replenishment. The Partnership takes an active role in New Jersey’s economy including tourism, coastal resources, vital infrastructure, education and emergency preparedness.