When you are being mentioned in the same sentence as beautiful Hawaiin beaches, and you're named along with the other of the most amazing beaches in America, you have to be pretty happy.

And it was a year ago this week when Travel & Leisure bestowed that very honor on one of our most beloved Monmouth County beaches. Right there amidst Kauai, Hawaii and Santa Monica Beach in California was Asbury Park.

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How great is that. It's a well deserved honor, and we are so lucky to have one of the best beaches in America right here in our backyard! This is a huge deal, and such a great comeback story for this amazing city.

And now that beach season has arrived, it's time to make sure you get Asbury Park on your schedule many, many times this summer. You know how fast the season flies by, so don't let this be one of those summers where you wanted to, but just never did get to the Asbury Park Beach.

So, you want all the info on Asbury Park? Get the latest news on events,and details on all the amazing businesses and restaurants available to you at the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce website.

And don't forget to stop by the 94.3 The Point New Jersey Natural Gas Asbury Park Boardwalk Studio, as we broadcast our Friday shows from the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Who has a better job than we do?

It's going to be a great summer, and it all starts at one of the top 25 beaches in America, the great Asbury Park!

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