Seaside Heights bans speakers, boomboxes from beach

FILE - In this May 26, 2014 file photo, people crowd the beach on Memorial Day in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
FILE - In this May 26, 2014 file photo, people crowd the beach on Memorial Day in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — 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. It's part of a 60-day experiment.

Borough administrator Christopher Vaz tells NJ.com the council received complaints about loud music, and lifeguards have reported confrontations between beachgoers over the volume.

Vaz says he's actually seen people wheeling out speakers the size of luggage onto the beach.

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.

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