Beachgoers thronged the sands of Sandy Hook, above, and Sea Bright, right, on a hot, muggy Labor Day that marked the unofficial end of summer Monday. For locals, of course, a new season of free access to wide-open beaches begins.
More photos after the jump… (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
The beach clubs in the North Beach section of Sea Bright were packed. (Click to enlarge)
A view of the Shrewsbury River looking toward Sandy Hook Bay from the Azzolina Bridge. (Click to enlarge)
Enjoying the bay side of Sandy Hook. (Click to enlarge)
A kiteboarder took air in the surf off North Beach. (Click to enlarge)
Heading home over the seawall in Sea Bright. (Click to enlarge)