New beach, boardwalk restrictions begin today in Long Beach
The new rules about beach and boardwalk closures start today in Long Beach.
The beach will now close at 8 p.m., and the boardwalk at 9 p.m.
Non-residents will no longer be able to buy beach passes Friday through Sunday.
Those who don't comply with the rules could be fined up to $500.
Officials tell News 12 the regulations come after crowds on the weekends made it difficult to comply with the state's 50% capacity rule.