New Jersey residents love those nearby beaches, but a new poll finds that they hate not having access to restrooms “down the shore.”
Eighty percent of the respondents to the new Quinnipiac University poll say the Jersey Shore is a great place to take a vacation, their only real beef with the shore involves the lack of public bathrooms.
“Eighty-three percent of New Jerseyans tell Quinnipiac they think that every beach community should have to provide some sort of restrooms,” he says. “And you can understand that — you take a bunch of kids to the beach, you’re gonna have to have a bathroom for them.” Public bathrooms are common in many of the larger shore towns such as Wildwood, but in smaller, residential communities they’re nearly impossible to locate.
Now I have been going down the Shore for a long time, mostly to places like Sandy Hook, Keansburg, Seaside Heights, Wildwood, Point Pleasant & Cape May and I have never had trouble finding a bathroom. I can’t comment on having to find a bathroom for children who may need to use them unpredictably as I don’t have any, but I have always found bathrooms to be very easy to locate down the shore, unlike big cities for instance.
There are Public Bathrooms at the beach, and everywhere else they are in the same places that you would expect : fast food places, some stores, rest stops etc. I challenge anyone to find a bathroom in any residential neighborhood anywhere. Have these people been to towns where people just let you into their private homes off the street to use the bathroom. The Shore Points are responsible for having restroom facilities on their property right at the beach and they do. Beyond that, I really don’t know what else people are looking for or expecting.
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