What is your favorite Monmouth County beach?
You can cast your ballot in the statewide best beaches survey and help prove that Monmouth County has the best beaches in the state.
“We would love to see several Monmouth County beaches appear on the 2015 New Jersey Top Ten Beaches list,” Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone said. “Fans of Monmouth County and its beaches need to vote online by June 19 to have their vote count.”
Twenty-three Monmouth County beaches are on the ballot and eligible for voting in 2014. The beaches are: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Cliffwood Beach, Deal, Elberon, Highlands, Keansburg, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Manasquan, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Ocean Grove, Port Monmouth, Sandy Hook, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, Spring Lake and Union Beach.
“This is a fun way to get started with the summer season,” said Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Information and Tourism. “The days are warmer and many of us are thinking about the beach season. Our businesses are gearing up for visitors and residents are getting ready to entertain family and friends with a day at the New Jersey shore.”
In all, there are 66 shore communities represented in the survey, from the County’s Bayshore to Cape May. There are four categories in which voters will help determine this year’s Top 10 Beaches. You can only get to vote once in each category: Top 10 for day trips, ecotourism and family destination and Top 10 overall.
The winner will be announced the week before Independence Day. There are no prizes — just plaques and bragging rights.
In 2014, Belmar and Asbury Park were named to the state’s Top Ten Beaches list. Asbury Park, Belmar and Manasquan made the top 10 beaches for day trips, Belmar ranked number nine in the top beaches for family vacations and Sandy Hook and Belmar were voted as two of the top beaches for ecotourism.
The competition is organized by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium annually and can be found at this link.