In a big eff-you to a bunch of my high school friends who always whined that the Wildwood beach was “too long,” the monstrosity was voted New Jersey’s best beach by some sort of poll, meaning it was 100 percent factual. The poll was also online, which totally ups that even higher somehow.
Wildwood actually bested not only both Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood, despite the former having the advantage of fewer annoying people and the latter having the advantage of no curfew for people under 18, though the beach is closed by then anyway.
The tourism board was angry that some shore resorts jumped the gun on announcing their top-10 status; somehow, Wildwood was first, the Crest second, Ocean City third and North Wildwood fourth. Guh?
Also, Asbury Park was sixth, which I can no doubt say is 100 percent the result of Bruce Springsteen. And, yes, it’s now shore season, which is really all this poll was designed to remind you of anyway.
Voters picks for top-10 beaches [AP/Philly.com]