City officials plan to have access for 11 of the city's 15 beaches for Memorial Day weekend in Long Branch.
Long Branch Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Stanley Dziuba that while all of the city's beaches will have lifeguards this weekend, the following will have some form of access, whether it is wooden stairs on a sand ramp:
• Great Lawn
• Madison Avenue
• Laird Street
• Chelsea Avenue
• Melrose Terrace
• Morris Avenue
• South Bath Avenue
• Matilda Terrace
• Cottage Place
• West End Avenue
• New Court
The Brighton Avenue and Seaview Avenue beaches will not have access this weekend, because there is not enough sand, Dziuba said.
Dziuba said the Pavillion Avenue and North Bath Avenue beach access points will open in the "next week to 10 days."
The city has been working hard over the last few weeks to open as many access points as possible after Hurricane Sandy destroyed them and the city's boardwalk south of Pier Village. The boardwalk will not be repaired this summer, but could be rebuilt in time for the 2014 summer season, officials have said.
The city's beaches are open on weekends starting Memorial Day up until the third weekend in June, when they will be open daily. The beach season closes on Labor Day.
For more information on Long Branch's beaches, including beach badge prices, click here.