Seaside Heights Banning Loud Music on the Beach
If you're the kind of person who enjoys a little peace and quiet on the sand, you might find relief on one Jersey Shore beach where they are banning loud music!
Effective today, you won't be able to take speakers, boom boxes, or other devices to blast your tunes on the beach in Seaside Heights. If you want to listen to music, you'll have to do it through your phone/iPod and headphones.
Effective Friday, July 22nd, audio speakers, "boom boxes," and similar audio amplification equipment will not be permitted on the beach. If you wish to listen to music with a personal device such as an iPhone or smartphone, please use your earbuds. We want all of our guests to enjoy themselves on the beach!"
As someone who enjoys listening to the crashing waves at the beach, I'm all for this move. It would be one thing if people were playing music at a reasonable volume, but it's always Joey Tourist blasting his favorite playlist, regardless if anyone around him wants to hear it.
And then there's the people who turn up the songs with explicit lyrics in front of kids. Nothing screams 'beach day' like constant f-bombs.
What it comes down to is simply being respectful of the people around you. Everyone should be able to have fun, as long as it's not at the expense of everyone else.