Ocean City, NJ has been receiving wonderful accolades from a variety of sources. Our small island community has been recognized as the “#1 Beach in New Jersey,” and the “#1 Beach in New Jersey for Day Trippers” and “for Ecotourism!” Of course, residents and regular visitors already know this is a very special place, but it seems our reputation is spreading nationally – even internationally!
Just this month (May, 2010) Coastal Living magazine featured a cover story entitled, “31 Best Beach Vacations” and, you guessed it, Ocean City, NJ is on the list! Not only that, but our town is the first featured in the article which includes two full-page photographs of our sandy shores. The article’s author, Steve Miller, says that Ocean City, “has all the ingredients for a rousing good time…free of any rowdiness because it’s free of alcohol.” It is also identified as a “Great Value” and perfect for “Family Fun.”
Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) the Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research was consulted by Coastal Living concerning the beaches mentioned in the article. He compiles an annual list of America’s top 10 beaches considering factors like view, sand softness, water temperature and cleanliness.
Other beaches identified in the article include locations in Hawaii, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic.