Ocean City has won the title of Best Beach in America from Coastal Living Magazine.

Over the past several weeks, in the style of a college basketball bracket, Coastal Living Magazine asked its readers and anyone on the internet to vote for their favorite beach town and Ocean City, NJ, took top honors. Getting to the top spot was no easy task as Ocean City beat places like Hapuna Beach, Hawaii; South Padre Island, TX; and Ocracoke Island, NC.

Upon winning the title, Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian told the Ocean City Patch,

The contest included a lot of beautiful beaches, but the voters knew that Ocean City is much more than that. It’s a tradition and a part of life for generations of residents and guests. Days on the beach and boardwalk nights in Ocean City are the fabric of many fond memories for people across the country."

Congratulations, Ocean City!

SOURCE: Coastal Living Magazine, Ocean City Patch

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