The beach in Belmar, New Jersey.

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Shore Towns Hope For Big Business Over First Weekend Of Summer Beach Season

May 25, 2018 - 6:28 pm

BELMAR, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- All eyes are on Mother Nature as millions get ready to hit the beach, fire up the BBQ grills and celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

The weekend is off to a nice start, but there is a chance for some wet and stormy weather on Sunday and Monday.

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They're hoping for big business along the Jersey shore, and people in Belmar were already kicking off the summer season.

Spring never quite made it to New Jersey; not after all those miserable nor'easters, and a wet month of May.

Nicole and Cheryl were excited to finally make it to the beach.

"It's the start of summer, it could have started a little earlier, but it's okay," Nicole said.

"It's beautiful, beautiful day, sun is shining, and I'm gonna get a tan," Cheryl said.

They had the beach to themselves for one beautiful day, but they know they'll soon have to share it with the invading army from the north.