I’m not the only one who noticed an invasion of pop-up tents this summer.
A recent “06880” post about summer crowds at Compo drew a number of comments about the pup tents, lean-tos and other space-filling mini-homes that have, in the words of one Westporter, turned our beach into a “tent city.”
(Another commenter, more charitably, compared it to the Caribbean.)
Turns out it’s not just Westport.
According to the New York Post, a Jersey Shore town — Belmar — is considering banning all tents more than 3 feet high and wide.
Officials there have several concerns:
- The tents block visibility
- They take up too much space
- They’re invasive
- They cast long shadows
- They obstruct the view of lifeguards.
One disgruntled beachgoer described his neighbors: “They bring tables, coolers. It looks like they’re moving in for a week.”
Another noted that tailgating is fine at MetLife Stadium. But, he said, the beach is not a Giants game.
What do you think? Take the poll below:
(To read the full New York Post story, click here. Hat tip: David Loffredo)