Wrightsville Beach Named Top North Carolina Beach by Online Community

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BestofNorthCarolina.com reports that their community chose the four-mile-long beach island east of Wilmington as the Best Beach in North Carolina

Top 10 Beaches in North Carolina as determined by the BestofNorthCarolina.com community.

What is great about our community and social media in general, is that we stay out of the way and let our members drive the conversation. This provides a more accurate and unfiltered picture of what people truly like.

Wrightsville Beach was voted the top beach in North Carolina as determined by the 2010 Beach BestQuest conducted by BestofNorthCarolina.com, the online social community which focuses on what's best in North Carolina. The community consists of the people who live, work, and travel to the state. The winner is determined by the community and the process is completely driven by them without any guidance from the editorial staff of BestofNorthCarolina.com

"As in our previous BestQuest (for barbecue), the results demonstrate that conventional wisdom and media promotion don't necessarily reflect what people like. In this case, native North Carolinians overwhelming chose beaches on the coast as opposed to the Outer Banks which tend to get more national attention and visitors from out of state," said Hillary Ryland, BestofNorthCarolina.com's Editor-in-Chief. "What is great about our community and social media in general, is that we stay out of the way and let our members drive the conversation. This provides a more accurate and unfiltered picture of what people truly like, rather than guided questions or a few choices selected by writers or advertisers."

The winning beach along with the other top selections were announced on May 22nd at the BestofNorthCarolina.com "Carolina Beach Bash" to benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event featured a beach themed barbecue, prizes and live Carolina Beach Music provided by Doctor Peter Renato, Lionel Cornelius, Sr. from The Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, and Billy Scott of Billy Scott and the Prophets. Jerry Carraway, one of the members of the community who voted for his favorite beach, won $500 in a random drawing from all who participated in the BestQuest during the event.

Along with Wrightsville Beach, other top choices were Emerald Isle, Ocean Isle, Topsail, Atlantic and Oak Island. Ocracoke Island, a perennial critic's favorite among many national and international travel magazines and websites, finished 8th in the voting. For more information about the event or to learn more about JDRF, click here.

The next BestQuest from BestofNorthCarolina.com will be to determine what the community thinks is the best resort in North Carolina. The winner will be revealed in September.

About BestofNorthCarolina.com
BestofNorthCarolina.com, a product of Hyper-Localized Media, LLC , is the premier online hyper-local search and social media community focused entirely on the state of North Carolina. It is dedicated to identifying the BEST things and places as identified by the people who live, work, and travel to the state of North Carolina. Being part of the community is free, and members both review and determine which businesses, services, attractions and activities are featured. In addition, members are eligible for prize drawings, discounts and VIP specials. Please visit http://www.bestofnorthcarolina.com

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