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POLL: Pick Your Favorite Jersey Shore Beach

Ocean City was voted the top beach in the annual Top Ten Beaches Competition was sponsored by New Jersey Tourism and other agencies. What do you think? Please let us know in the poll.

Ocean City was voted the top beach in the annual Top Ten Beaches Competition was sponsored by New Jersey Tourism, the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Coastal Research Center.

The annual public poll was started in 2008 to encourage stewardship and pride for New Jersey’s beaches. Voting begun on the NJSGC’s New Jersey Top-Ten beaches web site at njtoptenbeaches.org in February and continued through the end of April. 

What are you favorites? Please let us know in the poll and in the comments.

Here is the list, as of Sunday, May 31 at 12:30 p.m.:

1. Long Beach Island 653
2. Ocean City 578
3. North Wildwood 444
4. Manasquan 284
5. Cape May 246
6. Wildwood Crest 224
7. Toms River/Ortley Beach 210
8. Island Beach State Park 198
9. Point Pleasant Beach 198
10. Spring Lake 143
11. Sea Isle City 124
12. Belmar 121
13. Wildwood 120
14. Stone Harbor 118
15. Seaside Park 115
16. Avalon 104
17. Sandy Hook 85
18. Avon 85
19. Seaside Heights 77
20. Long Branch 76
21. Brick Beaches (Normandy etc.) 71
22. Ocean Grove 69
23. Brigantine 57
24. Sea Girt 51
25. Atlantic City 50
26. Asbury Park 47
27. Bradley Beach 43
28. Bay Head 40
29. Sea Bright 32
30. Mantoloking 24
31. Monmouth Beach 11
32. Deal 7
33. Allenhurst 0 

AMJD May 26, 2014 at 10:43 AM
The crowded beaches in NJ is proof of just how good they are. People come from all over to be there. Our country as a whole has become over-populated anyway. Just enjoy the beauty for what it is.
whatever41 May 27, 2014 at 09:59 AM
I know people are tempted to feed the gulls,,,, please don't as they have a job cleaning up the the dead critters washed up in the surf. Put you foods away when going into the water, they converge on you blankets and poop all over everything including your neighbors on the next blanket. I see it every summer. FYI just a suggestion.
Richard Thornton May 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM
I went with some friends to Belmar yesterday - seemed convenient from Lawrenceville, and they know how to go - trust me - that place is total trash; the beach was filthy with bottles and cans, and rowdy low class 20 somethings. Could someone explain to me why there are no fines for littering on these beaches in NJ? And why no one uses the trash cans?
Gordo K May 27, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Why wasn't Keansburg on the list? :-)

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