Wilmington named 4th drunkest beach town in America

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Wilmington has been named the fourth drunkest beach town in America by alcohol blog Vinepair.

The ratings were based on breathalyzer data collected from the BACtrack app last summer.

Those using the app in Wilmington had an average Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .091 below Charleston, South Carolina whose average was .102.

It is no surprise, especially to those who are locals, that Myrtle Beach won the award for “drunkest beach town in America” with an average BAC of .117.

Data was collected between June 1 and August 31, 2015 then was geolocated and ranked from highest average BAC to lowest, which revealed which beach towns drink the most and which drink the least.

Below are the rankings of drunk beach towns along with the map:

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  2. Norfolk, Virginia
  3. Charleston, South Carolina
  4. Wilmington, North Carolina
  5. Pensacola, Florida
  6. Palm Bay, Florida
  7. Ocean City, Maryland
  8. Delray Beach, Florida
  9. San Diego, California
  10. Santa Cruz, California
  11. Huntington Beach, California
  12. Santa Monica, California
  13. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  14. Marina Del Ray, California
  15. Honolulu, Hawaii
  16. Newport Beach, California
  17. Laguna Beach, California
  18. Santa Barbara, California
  19. Kittery, Maine
  20. Miami, Florida


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