#10 Seaside Heights
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 began the voting season for New Jersey's best beaches. The contest is run annually by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and results are announced just before Memorial Day. This year there was a spike in participants with 40,000 voters, up from 12,000 in 2011.
#9 Sandy Hook
Continuing the count down...coming in at #9 is Sandy Hook!
#8 Island Beach State Park
Coming in at #7 is Manasquan! (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
#6 Cape May
Cape May is located at the southern tip of New Jersey, near the mouth of the Delaware Bay. This historic seaside resort, filled with Victorian houses, is often rated among the world's best beaches. Cape May is great for people watching, among many other activities. (Credit: Thinkstock.com)
Coming in at #5 is Belmar. This photo shows volleyball players during the Belmar open in 2005. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
#4 Sea Isle
Coming in at #4 is Sea Isle!
#3 Long Beach Island
Coming in at #3, six towns on Long Beach Island. (Credit: Lauren Sullivan)
#2 Ocean City
Coming in at #2 is Ocean City!
#1 The Wildwoods
Last but not least...coming in at the #1 spot is The Wildwoods! These beaches have come in number one four times in the last five years.