Beach town lifts ban on sandcastle-building

    Beach curmudgeons beware: things are about to get wild this summer in Belmar. The New Jersey beach town has lifted its ban on sandcastle-building, Frisbee-tossing and ball-throwing.

    Yes, all those things were previously against the law.

    As Jen Howard reports for WHHY, new Mayor Matthew Doherty helped lift the ban after agreeing with residents that the anti-sandcastle law was a bit silly — especially given the town hosts an annual statewide castle-building contest.

    But just like the big hole you spent all digging, sandcastles will have to be knocked down before its architects leave the beach.

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