….The Wildwoods, NJ – February 20, 2012 – Once again, New Jersey residents and beach lovers everywhere will be asked to vote for their favorite beach in the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant and the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center’s 5th Annual NJ Top Ten Beaches Poll.
Polling kicks off Tuesday, February 21 at noon at www.njtoptenbeaches.org.
The Wildwoods’ beaches were voted best in New Jersey in the 2011 Top Ten NJ Beaches survey. In addition to the #1 beaches ranking for the state of New Jersey, the Wildwoods were also named ‘Best Beach for Family Vacations,’ ‘Best Beach for Day Trips’ and ‘Best Beach for Ecotourism’.
Poll participants are asked to choose their top beach destination in a variety of categories. New to the survey this year, voters will also be invited to take part in an additional simple, single-question poll that asks them to select which of the topics listed in the poll they believe will have the biggest impact on the future of coastal New Jersey. Also new is the opportunity to enter a special drawing for one of four Jersey Coast Prize Packages that celebrate New Jersey’s beaches and other area attractions.
The Wildwoods have won the survey three times since the survey started in 2008.
“Voting begins on Tuesday, February 21, so we’re asking all of our loyal fans to vote for The Wildwoods’ FREE beaches,” explained John Siciliano, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority executive director. “Our beaches are the pride of The Wildwoods and we’re confident that 2012 will be another winning year.”
The Wildwoods’ beaches serve as the backdrop for spectacular events throughout the year including the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the National Marbles Tournament, Monster Truck Races & Motocross Races on the Beach, Beach Soccer & Beach Lacrosse Tournaments, and many more.
In addition to its award-winning beaches, the Wildwoods are also home to a nationally-recognized Boardwalk – complete with amusement piers, water parks and arcades. The five-mile island also offers an abundant array of fishing and water-related recreational activities, golfing, shops, restaurants, ’50s era ‘Doo-Wop’ architectural tours and over 180 festivals and events throughout the year.
For more information about NJSGC and the 2012 NJ Top Ten Beaches Poll, visit www.njseagrant.org.
For additional information about The Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.
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