Wildwood to offer parking directly on the beach

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Wildwood to offer parking directly on the beach: Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at noon on June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file)

Officials in the city of Wildwood on the Jersey shore have approved an ordinance to allow four-wheel drive vehicles to park directly on the sands of the beach.

The new beach parking lot will be located next to the Wildwood Convention Center and a local pier. NJ.com reports the lot will cost $10 for daily use, and $20 for special event parking.

City Commissioner Pete Byron says the decision is based on other beach communities that have allowed beach parking.

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Memorial Day fun in Wildwood. Bob Brooks reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on May 29, 2017.

Byron says beach parking in Brigantine, an island city on the New Jersey coastline, has generated more than $600,000 in 2014. The city has offered beach parking since 2007.

Byron says other beach communities have also seen increases in revenue.

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