Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Beach Access Made Easier at The Shore

I'm a big believer in property rights and think that the recent eminent domain ruling by the US Supreme Court was idiotic. However, it is clear the too many New Jersey "beach" property owners do not know where their property ends and the public lands begin. Although it is usually not clear where the private property line ends, it is definately not at the waterline. What is especially galling on the part of some property owners is their percieved right to restrict access to public lands after taxpayer funded sand pumping projects have saved their houses from complete destruction.

"The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an appeals court ruling that the public has a right to use portions of a private beach for sunbathing, and that the state can regulate what fees can be charged for that right."



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