US Harbors Announces Best Harbors Winners

US Harbors announced the winners of their 5th annual contest to find the “Best Harbor” in the United States. This crowd-sourced contest, open to the public for voting, is held online each year. People vote on their favorite harbor out of the 1500+ harbors for which US Harbors provides tidal and coastal weather data. Communities with the most passion for where they live, boat and fish generally end up winning the event, and the 2024 winners include several new harbors that were not previously in the winners’ circle.

Grand Winner, Best Harbor in the U.S. for 2024: Block Island, RI

Top 10 Results:
1.    Block Island, RI (also 2024’s Northeast regional winner; first time on winners list)
2.    Destin, FL (also 2024’s Gulf Coast regional winner; first time on winners list)
3.    Padanaram, MA (2019 “Best Harbor” Grand Winner)
4.    Bristol, RI (first time on winners list)
5.    Shelter Cove, Hilton Head, NC (also 2024’s Southeast regional winner; and Southeast regional winner in 2022 and 2021)
6.    Pillar Point, Princeton, CA (2024’s Pacific Coast regional winner; first time on winners list)
7.    Gloucester, MA (first time on winners list)
8.    Charlevoix, MI (2021 “Best Harbor” Grand Winner; also 2024’s Great Lakes regional winner)
9.    Brookings, OR (first time on winners list)
10.  DepoeBay,OR (2022“BestHarbor”GrandWinner)

Other 2024 Regional Winners:
• Oyster Bay, NY (2024’s Mid-Atlantic regional winner)

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