: 2010 Best Beaches in New Jersey...Come on Down the Shore!

2010 Best Beaches in New Jersey...Come on Down the Shore!

Drum roll please…and the winners of the 2010 Top 10 Beaches in New Jersey are:

1. The Wildwoods
2. Ocean City
3. Long Beach Island
4. Asbury Park
5. Sea Isle City
6. Cape May
7. Island Beach State Park/Berkeley Township
8. Seaside Heights
9. Cape May Point
10. Avalon
2010 - Special Categories in New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches

Best Beach for Family Vacation
The Wildwoods

Best Beach for Tourism
The Wildwoods

Best Beach for Events
The Wildwoods

Best Beach for Ecotourism
The Wildwoods
I think there was some ballot box stuffing for the Wildwoods, but could be the severe winter storms and beach erosion that caused Long Beach Island’s drop from the number 2 spot on the 2010 Best Beaches in New Jersey list.
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The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant (NJMSC/NJSG) and the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center announced the results of their third annual New Jersey’s Top Ten Beaches Survey today.

The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant is an affiliation of colleges, universities and other groups dedicated to advancing knowledge and stewardship of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. NJMSC/NJSG meets its mission through its innovative research, education and outreach programs.

Check out how this year’s result compare to the 2009 Top 10 New Jersey Beaches.


Comment balloon 10 commentsLaura Giannotta • May 27 2010 03:36PM


Personally, I like Spring Lake.

Posted by Katherine Fornale, SFR, GRI (REMAX REALTY 9) over 8 years ago


Originally being from New Jersey being on the sand, New Jersey has great beaches.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 8 years ago

LOL, sure looks like The Wildwoods may have done a little bit of stuffing!


Tahnks for the post,


Enjoy the beaches this weekend!  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!



Posted by Kristin Mason (New Market Title Agency) over 8 years ago


We summered at Long Beach Island when I was a kid. I hope that it is as beautiful now as it was then!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Laura...I have not been one for the beach, but put me ON the water and I am happy.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 8 years ago

Looks like site/sight seeing 101 on the Jersey shore....bet there is lots of eye candy both in terms of nature...and ummmm....all that body beauty...have a great weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 8 years ago

I can't believe Asbury Park made the list. I must have missed soemthing. The last time I was there, it was a depressed area....wow....should I take a ride to check this out....or just go to Ocean Grove next door?

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) over 8 years ago

Thank you for the list. The Jersey Shore in the favorite vacation destination for people in Philadelphia and suburbs.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 8 years ago

Laura, the last time I was in NJ was when I was 9 years old and spent the summer there.  My Aunt and Uncle had a home then in Ridgewood.  They took my cousins an I to Asbury Park on a regular basis...lots of fun...good memories. 

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 8 years ago
Oh, enjoy!! Have a great time relaxing and lenvaig work behind!I'm getting away for a day or two next week too. Can't wait to just unplug, disconnect, and unwind!
Posted by Karen over 6 years ago