This Feb. 5, 2019 photo shows boulders leading down to the beach in Deal, N.J. on a street end that the town plans to give up to a private property owner. Beach access advocates fear a popular spot for surfers, fishermen and others to get onto the sand will be blocked off, but the town insists that won't be the case.
This Feb. 5, 2019 photo shows boulders leading down to the beach in Deal, N.J. on a street end that the town plans to give up to a private property owner. Beach access advocates fear a popular spot for surfers, fishermen and others to get onto the sand will be blocked off, but the town insists that won't be the case. Wayne Parry AP Photo
This Feb. 5, 2019 photo shows boulders leading down to the beach in Deal, N.J. on a street end that the town plans to give up to a private property owner. Beach access advocates fear a popular spot for surfers, fishermen and others to get onto the sand will be blocked off, but the town insists that won't be the case. Wayne Parry AP Photo