Make a Splash By Voting in Favorite N.J. Beaches Poll

May 15, 2017
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to cast a vote for the best beaches in the state. Polls are open until June 9; vote online at njseagrant.org/njfavoritebeach.

This year, said representatives from New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, which organizes the poll, “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 announce the overall favorite beach later this summer,” at a press conference held just before July 4.

Each winning beach will receive a plaque – and bragging rights.

For Long Beach Island, participants can select Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, Ship Bottom, Surf City or Brant Beach, a section of Long Beach Township, in the poll.

NJSGC began the Favorite New Jersey Beach project in 2008 to encourage stewardship and pride in the state’s most beloved shore towns – and to create a little friendly competition between them – and the survey has become a pre-summer occasion for residents and visitors alike.

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. Learn more at njseagrant.org. —J.K.-H.

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