In the first round of "Battle of the Beaches," we asked you what your favorite beach in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Laurie Cataldo is covering the Monmouth sand and I'm taking care of Ocean. The votes have been tabulated and Ocean Counties' favorite beach is...Lavallette!

Stay tuned next month when Lavallette takes on Monmouth County's winner, Avon-by-the-Sea.
Now on to something Lavallette is really known for, families! This week's "Battle of the Beach" topic: What is the best Ocean beach for families? OC blew Monmouth county out of the water (no pun intended) with the votes, so vote now and vote often. Let's keep Ocean county on top!