Racine’s North Beach is in the running for more national recognition.

The 50-acre, city-owned beach is a candidate for the “Top 10 Freshwater Beach” list in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Program. The beach’s many fans are invited to vote once a day through March 14 (10:59 p.m. Central time) on a special website.

USA Today is accepting votes for 20 inland beaches from California to Vermont. North Beach is joined by Milwaukee’s Bradford Beach, Kohler Andreae State Park in Sheboygan County and Julian Bay Beach in the Apostle Islands (Lake Superior).

North Beach was the first beach in Wisconsin to earn the Blue Wave Beach designation from the National Clean Beaches Council in 2004. Since then, it has received several national accolades including “51 Great American Beaches” from USA Today, “Top 10 Family Friendly Beach” from Parents magazine and “Top City Beach” from Midwest Living magazine.

As of today (Feb. 18), North Beach was already in second place. Please keep the momentum going and give Racine’s North Beach the recognition it deserves. Vote now by clicking HERE.

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