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Lack Of Public Restrooms At NJ Shore Leaves Visitors Hopping Mad

SOUTH JERSEY, N.J. (CBS) – 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.

Mickey Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute says their only real beef with the shore involves the lack of public bathrooms.

quinnipiac poll1 Lack Of Public Restrooms At NJ Shore Leaves Visitors Hopping Mad“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.

Carroll says he doesn’t see that trend changing anytime soon.

“The state leaning on communities would be probably not be terribly popular in a lot of residential communities,” he tells KYW Newsradio..

The poll also finds that 48 percent of respondents say shore towns impose too many restrictions on getting to the beach.

New Jersey is in the process of rewriting its beach access rules, to allow individual towns to craft their own access policies.

Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • SkidMark

    I deficate all the time in the ocean, it floats like driftwood…I once rode a wave in while I had diarrhea and it was intensely awesome

  • JeannieMac

    Go to Virginia Beach…..they’ve got it going on! Sprinkler systems to rinse the sand off as you leave the beach, plenty of lovely rest room facilities….and get this, FREE bands and DJ’s in the evenings at the outdoor bars/restaurants all alone their lovely boardwalk. They’ve won me over!

  • Kristine

    Pee behind a building like they do in Philly

  • medford lakes

    growin up goin to LBI… did what any smart person does pee in the water..#2 u find a place….since the new yorkers have taken over LBI…its not the same…now what u want smelly port a potties? or should the tax payer pay to build u beautiful bathroom complexes? LBI has been a south jersey spot my mommom went my mother went and my brother and sister go now wit there kids i live near galveston now…went back and it was just ridiculous…we always went to beach haven…and had to go to surf city and shipbottom. alls im sayin is if the shoebys cant handle the beach then go to the luv jersey shore hello america…they are new yorkers!!! its the beach for cryin out loud quit whining put on ur lon guyland big boy pants and figure it out ike we have for over a hundred years!!!!!

  • m.a.g.

    Just do your business in the ocean

  • Sam

    aren’t people smart enough to wee in the ocean? It’s not like wetting your bathing suit will be a problem when you are torso deep in seawater

    Who’s going to know?

    • johan

      Don’t you know doing that will turn the water blue just like in a swiming pool.

    • Ted Pikul

      What about #2? WHAT ABOUT #2?!?

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