It's NJ Sea Grant's annual Favorite Beaches Poll!

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

The voting for this famous annual poll begins the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, with winning beaches announced on the Friday before the July 4th holiday get your votes in and get your beach the bragging rights it deserves this year!

Although current times remain daunting and uncertain for us, take a moment to close your eyes and just imagine - toes in the sand, sun-kissed skin, gentle gusts of that warm, salty air -- the epitome of summers spent at the Jersey Shore. Despite the future’s unknown, one thing remains for sure. The beaches await our return - under whatever circumstances that might be.

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium (NJSGC) would like to keep the traditions going this Memorial Day Weekend. So ask yourself which beach are you the biggest fan of from all four coastal counties, and vote for your favorite in each (Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and  Cape May counties.) So the top fave beach in each county will be declared this year's winner, along with an overall number-one favorite beach out of the four.

First established in 2008 as New Jersey’s “Top Ten Beaches,” the survey was initially designed to encourage friendly competition and camaraderie amongst popular Jersey Shore communities along the coast. Following Hurricane Sandy, the contest was rebranded “Favorite Beaches” to diversify results so that ALL areas of the Garden State’s gorgeous oceanfront are recognized, inspiring a refreshing sense of unity and support.

Ocean City has remained undefeated as the overall favorite beach for the past several years. But will that impressive winning streak end in 2020? Asbury Park, Seaside Heights, Margate, and Brigantine have definitely proved fierce competitors over the past few years… You decide!

Be sure to share the “Favorite Beaches” poll with your family and friends, and stay tuned for when NJSGC announces the official results of 2020 at the kickoff of the July 4th holiday!

The mission at NJSGC (which is based in Sandy Hook)  is to promote the wise use of our state’s marine and coastal resources through research, education, and outreach. For more information CLICK HERE and HERE.

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