Dewey Beach was named one of only four “SuperStar Beaches” in the country in this year’s report by the NRDC – A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches. Regionally, no New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia or North Carolina beaches achieved this status – only neighboring Rehoboth Beach. The two other “Superstar Beaches” were in Minnesota and New Hampshire.
Here’s how the award was determined…
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) rated 200 popular beaches across the country. Sixty five beaches in Florida were rated, included popular tourist destinations such as South Beach, the Florida Keys, Sanibel Island, and Navarre. Among other beaches rated were 8 beaches in Hawaii, more than 100 California beaches, 10 beaches in Massachusetts and 7 in Maine.
Dewey Beach was recognized for it’s water quality last year and for achieving this accomplishment the past three years in a row. Dewey was also recognized for it’s water quality testing frequency. Not bad for a small town only one mile long and a few blocks wide!
MSNBC.com Report highlights poor water quality at nation’s beaches (mentions Dewey Beach as one of the exceptions)