New Jersey has the best beaches in the world. It's a fact. It's science. OK, maybe it isn't, but if you love the Jersey Shore as much as we do, you know that feeling as well as we do.
But which of New Jersey's amazing beaches is the bar-none beach that beats the britches off of all the other beautiful beaches? And there's only one way to find that out.
You guessed it: We went to all of them.
We spent the past two weeks scoping out all of the beaches in the great state of New Jersey, from Sandy Hook all the way down to Cape May. We judged all oceanfront beaches (no bay, lake or riverfront) on beach quality, crowd type and size, parking availability, and surrounding food, drink and recreation. We went to one beach per town — for example, Ortley Beach was the representative for Toms River and Island Beach State Park checks in for Berkeley Township.
Before we go any further, keep in mind that being the worst beach in New Jersey is kind of like being the worst pizza in New Jersey — you're still pretty amazing.
Check out where your favorite beach landed below. And let us know what we got wrong in the comment section.