Seaside Heights bans speakers, wishes for 'quiet beaches'

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey town made famous by the "Jersey Shore" reality TV series and its hard-partying cast is ready for some quiet time on its beaches.

Seaside Heights is banning speakers, boomboxes and any other devices that amplify music from its beaches, beginning Friday. If beachgoers wish to listen to music on a personal device, like a smartphone, they must use earbuds.

Town officials put out a message on social media to the public regarding the situation.

It's part of a 60-day experiment after they say numerous loud music complaints were made, and lifeguards have reported confrontations between beachgoers over the volume.

Beach attendants will ask patrons to leave the amplification in their vehicles, and lifeguards will be watching for violators.

Many critics of the MTV show, including Republican Gov. Chris Christie, complained it offered an unflattering portrayal of the state. null
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