USA Today announced Friday that Ocean City, N.J., is the winner of its Readers’ Choice 2023 contest as the “Best Beach in the Northeast.”
The public chose Ocean City over beaches on Long Island in New York, Cape Ann in Massachusetts, and others from Maryland to Maine.
The contest was decided by online voters in a nationwide poll. Winners were announced on Friday.
Ocean City in recent years has been named “Best Beach in America” and “Best Beach” in many other statewide polls. “America’s Greatest Family Resort” also has been recognized for its Boardwalk, downtown, ecotourism, family destinations, women-owned businesses and countless more.
“It’s great to see Ocean City achieve this honor,” Mayor Jay Gillian said in a news release. “Ocean City has always been No. 1 in the hearts of so many of our residents and guests, and it’s a tradition for generations of families. I want to congratulate and thank the city team, our public safety departments, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Development Commission, the Boardwalk and Downtown Merchants associations, local businesses, all volunteer groups and the entire community in making Ocean City a wonderful place to live, work and play.”