Atlantic City has been honored as having the world’s Best Beach Boardwalk in the Travel Channel’s annual Best Beach Awards, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced Friday.

Travel Channel Senior Interactive Producer Sara Gilliam said the Boardwalk offers a mix of old and new, from its iconic rolling chairs to its high-end shopping.

“Still standing after Superstorm Sandy, there’s never been a better time to visit the Atlantic City boardwalk,” she said.

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Nine other cities received honors, including Tavarua, Fiji, for Best Exotic Beach and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for Best Party Beach. This year’s winners were selected by experts around the world and Travel Channel staff.

For a slideshow of all Travel Channel’s 2014 award

winners, go online to

Earlier this month, Atlantic City was named the fourth Most Romantic City in the United States by and is nominated in a poll to select New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches for ecotourism, family vacations and day trips. To vote, see


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