Voting contest concludes, Emerald Isle named best N.C. beach by USA Today


CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT)- The results are in and a national poll voted on by you names Emerald Isle the best North Carolina beach.

The USA Today “10Best” poll, which spanned several weeks, concluded April 2nd.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

The top 10 winners in the category are as follows:

  1. Emerald Isle
  2. Oak Island Beach
  3. Holden Beach
  4. Atlantic Beach
  5. Carolina Beach
  6. Topsail Beach – Surf City
  7. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
  8. Wrightsville Beach
  9. Sunset Beach
  10. Kure Beach

There’s still time to vote for your favorite aquarium in North America.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is one of 20 nominated for that contest.

Voting ends Monday, April 30th at noon.

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