Ocean City voted best beach town in United States

    The boardwalk in Ocean City

    The boardwalk in Ocean City

    Ocean City is the best beach town in the United States, according to a “tournament challenge” contest run by Coastal Living Magazine.

    The Cape May County community beat out Huntington Beach, California in the contest finals, according to the magazine. 

    In the form of a NCAA basketball tournament bracket, the contest featured beaches from each coastal state going head-to-head, with the public voting through each round. 

    Coastal Living magazine describes Ocean City as an “all-American” community with “its two-and-a-half-mile-long boardwalk, eight miles of pale sand, and the blue Atlantic (and beautiful bayside as well).”

    The magazine states that it’s “hard to find a more iconic summer destination than this resort town” with a “true family vibe (Ocean City is a dry town) and fun-loving spirit.”

    The self-billed “America’s Greatest Family Resort” was named the state’s most popular beach in 2009, 2014, and 2015. 

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