Saturday, May 28, 2022 / by Teresa DiPeso
Early indications suggest that this will be a busy holiday in Sea Isle, a town that swells from a year-round population of about 2,100 to anywhere from 50,000 to 70,000 visitors in the summer.
“There are plenty of people in town. It’s already off to a good start. They’re rolling into town,” city spokeswoman Katherine Custer said of the early holiday crowds.
A steady stream of traffic flowed into Sea Isle on the John F. Kennedy Boulevard entryway Friday afternoon. Parking spaces were quickly being gobbled up. Bars, restaurants and retail shops were welcoming back their customers.
“From all reports, our businesses are ready and our beaches are in good shape,” Custer said. “We are looking forward to a very good weekend in Sea Isle City.”
The city’s beach patrol began lifeguard protection for the Memorial Day weekend at 40th Street, 51st Street, 59th Street, the block between 64th and 65th streets, 75th Street and the block between 86th and 87th streets. More lifeguard-protected beaches will be added as the summer continues to eventually cover virtually the entire length of the island.