SANDY HOOK, New Jersey — Voting has begun in New Jersey's annual Top 10 Beaches contest.
The contest was created in 2008 to encourage stewardship of and pride in the state's beaches while promoting healthy competition among New Jersey's favorite beach towns.
Online voting runs through June 19.
Ballots can be cast at http://www.njseagrant.org .
The project is a collaboration between the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Stockton University's Coastal Research Center.
Winners will be announced shortly before the July 4th holiday.