Summer’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to cast your vote for New Jersey’s favorite beach! Pick your top choices NOW before the poll closes on June 9th, 2017!
This year (as was done in 2016), fans get to choose their favorite local “hotspots” from a list of several popular beaches throughout four coastal counties – Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean. NJSGC will still announce the “overall favorite” beach later this summer.
In 2008, the New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches survey was created to encourage stewardship and pride in the state’s beaches while promoting a little healthy (and friendly) competition between New Jersey’s beloved beach towns. We invite you to join us in celebrating everything there is to love about the Jersey Shore! The contest has become a highlight of the Garden State’s summer festivities.
During the spring and early summer, Jersey Shore enthusiasts are invited to cast a vote for their favorite beach communities throughout four different counties.
The results of the survey were historically announced each year just before Memorial Day Weekend at the NJSGC’s State of the Shore Media Event, a premier gathering of coastal experts and state officials. In 2015, winners were instead revealed just before Independence Day, to encourage more voter participation during the Jersey Shore’s most popular time of the year.
Check out the winners of the Top Ten Beaches title from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. In 2013, in recognition of the devastating impacts of Superstorm Sandy, rivalries were put on hold and the survey focused instead on sharing images and memories of the Jersey Shore.
Finally, in 2016 the “Top Ten” title was revised so that voters had more variety, taking into account the vast beauty of NJ’s wondrous coastline. With nearly 10,000 votes cast, the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium revealed the winners in Ocean City last June. The two overall favorite beaches were longtime reigning champion Ocean City and Wildwood Crest.
Be sure to share this year’s survey with family and friends, and stay tuned for the official results later this summer!
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