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The Wildwoods' Sweep New Jersey's Best Beaches Contest for Second Year in a Row
The Wildwoods earn 4 awards in 2012 - including Best Beach in New Jersey

The Wildwoods, NJ - May 24, 2012 - The Wildwoods' FREE beaches were voted "Best Beach in New Jersey" during the 2012 Top Ten NJ Beaches survey announcement today by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium (NJMSC), New Jersey Sea Grant and the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center.

In addition to the #1 ranking for the state of New Jersey, the Wildwoods were also named "Best Beach for Family Vacations," "Best Beach for Day Trips" and "Best Beach for Ecotourism."

The survey, compiled throughout the spring by NJMSC in conjunction with the New Jersey Sea Grant, the Richard Stockton College Coastal Research Center and the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, collected online votes from residents and visitors. The survey determined the public's opinion of the Top Ten Beaches in the state, along with the best beach in categories of Ecotourism, Family Vacation and Day Trips.

"It's a tremendous honor for the Wildwoods to once again be named New Jersey's best beaches," said John Siciliano, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority executive director. "This award is truly a tribute to the public works departments and beach patrols of our three municipalities that work tirelessly to keep our beaches clean and safe, as well as the thousands of loyal visitors that frequent our beaches each year and took the time to vote for us in this year's competition."

Long renowned as the premier family vacation destination of the Jersey Shore, more than nine million visitors flock to the Wildwoods every year - taking advantage of New Jersey's largest beaches. Stretching for five miles along the shores of North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods' wide, white-sand beaches are a perfect way to spend a relaxing, sunny day at the Jersey Shore and are absolutely FREE to enjoy. Consistently growing in size year after year, the Wildwoods' beaches are the backdrop for a variety of one-of-a-kind festivities throughout the year including the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, the National Marbles Tournament, Monster Truck Races & Motocross Races on the Beach, Beach Soccer & Beach Lacrosse Tournaments, and many more.

In addition to their award-winning beaches, the Wildwoods are also home to a nationally recognized Boardwalk - complete with amusement piers, water parks and arcades. The five-mile island also offers an abundant array of fishing and water-related recreational activities, golfing, shops, restaurants, '50s era "Doo-Wop" architectural tours and over 180 festivals and events throughout the year.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.

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