According to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council, these are the South Jersey Beaches that have the most bacteria in the water, or are most polluted.

The council compiled the list based on water testing at 288 of the state’s 492 coastal beaches in 2013. The South Jersey beaches that came back with the highest levels of bacteria are:
  • Beachwood Beach, Beachwood
  • Avon Road, Pine Beach
  • New Jersey Avenue Beach, Somers Point
  • 2nd Avenue and JFK Beach, North Wildwood
  • 25th Street Beach, Barnegat Light
  • 10th Avenue and JFK Beach, North Wildwood
  • Maple Beach, Wildwood
  • Surf Beach, Ocean City

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