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Seaside Heights Sees Beach Revenue Rise in 2016

A stellar July helped propel Seaside Heights to its best year for beach badge revenue since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012…

Beachgoers relax at the Webster Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights, May 26, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Beachgoers relax at the Webster Avenue Beach in Seaside Heights, May 26, 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A stellar July helped propel Seaside Heights to its best year for beach badge revenue since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012.

July badge revenue totaled $726,043, the best of the summer season, and $148,911 more than the same month in 2015. Seaside Heights generated more revenue in 2016 compared with 2015 in May, June and July. August revenue was down a modest $26,113 and September receipts were non-existent due to Hurricane Hermine closing beaches to swimming. Last year, the borough generated $99,740 in September, a profit that was wiped away this year.

“We’ve done more every year since Sandy,” said Mayor Anthony Vaz. Still, “It hit us hard this year that we lost a whole weekend.”


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In all, despite the storm-affected finish, Seaside Heights topped 2015 to the tune of $175,282, generating a total of $1,696,231. In 2015, beach badge revenue was $1,520,949.


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