Rocky Point fishermen fight for right to use beach
A battle is escalating between a group of fishermen and members of a private beach club in Rocky Point over the ownership of the beach.
Members of the North Shore Homeowners Association say they've owned the beach as private property since 1928 and have posted "No Trespassing" signs.
Fishermen complain that millions of dollars in taxpayer FEMA funds were spent to shore up collapsing bluffs on the beach, yet it remains closed to the general public.
Homeowner Linda Albo says fishermen are allowed on the beach up to the high water line, but they must enter through the Hallock Landing Road. She also says anyone can join the association for a fee of $250 a year.