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Another element in Belmar?

A reader sent this to me:

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  1. guest wrote:

    I don’t think that comment is representative of what the majority of visitors think of Belmar.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:20 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Here is the link to all Belmar’s reviews on Tripadvisor:

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  3. Ms.Sarcastic wrote:

    I would not be surprised if some of the reviews were written by the Mayor and his minions.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:54 am | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    I thought I was the one with minions.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:02 am | Permalink
  5. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Every time I see the word, “minions,” I think of the Wicked Witch of the West’s little flying monkey minions from the “Wizard of Oz.”

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:06 am | Permalink
  6. Last time tourist wrote:

    Belmar beach has not been the same for over 4 years and it is not because of any lack of pavilions. It is that the tourists are rude, arrogant and inconsiderate of others. Too much trash, tents, and fighting on the beach. It has become Seaside Heights. The restaurants are okay but nothing special. Parking is a terrible problem and after dark just gets unbearably ugly. Stay away go to Avon or Spring Lake for a family atmosphere.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    I agree…The quality of “tourists” visiting Belmar has declined dramatically. Large groups with tents, often ignoring the smoking and alcohol rules and leaving piles of trash behind after feeding the seagulls.. its a whole different feel than the past.
    Maybe we should reduce the advertising that attracts these huge crowds. Our tourism commission is focused on filling the bars and crowding the streets and beach. Beach utility revenues(our mayor/council slush fund)has become the single measure of success.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 11:39 am | Permalink
  9. Agree wrote:

    Sad to see this kind of review, but what they say is true. Belmar needs to speed up on the road to recovery.

    Also, the beach area needs better rules such as, no tents, no rowdiness and no foul language.

    There is too much of a party feel to Belmar now. Too many bars, too much noise from parties and too much trash all over town from boozers.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm | Permalink
  10. Ms. Sarcastic wrote:

    #4 Admin is that millions of readers, NOT sarcastic!

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
  11. Cathi wrote:

    Some may interpret this review as the need to spend more money and build more permanent structures on the boardwalk. I have chosen Belmar as my beach for over 30 years myself. The low cost badge and free children has been a consideration. As my kids grow and I consider the badge only for myself I must be honest I may consider Avon or Spring Lake to avoid the large crowds, tents and coolers.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
  12. admin wrote:

    The reviewer only wanted more toilets and lunch trucks. She didn’t say anything about missing the pavilions.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Doesn’t the county prosecutor’s office have CDS arrest files from Belmar for major task force review in a timely manner or is that ATF arena? Boat trafficking for sales is followed by WHO?

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink
  14. Belmar Independent wrote:

    According to the Belmar Democrats Facebook we are no longer “the element”, therefore those rude tourists can have the title. The post urges Democrat partisans to come out and support the mayor and council tonight in order to show the NO people “what unity is all about”.

    Who writes this stuff? Whoever did meant what Democratic Party Unity looks like. True unity is when you stop calling others the “No people.”

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm | Permalink
  15. Cathi wrote:

    #13- she states “… not making progress with rebuilding”.. I took that as she expects more to be built.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  16. admin wrote:

    Yeah maybe. I guess she doesn’t know that for some reason it’s very very expensive to build government buildings in Belmar lately.

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  17. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    It should be noted that Deby stayed at and reviewed the “terrific B & B” which made their stay in Belmar. Great job Marty and Joyce @ Saltwater Inn.

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

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