Norfolk, Virginia Beach make list of America’s 20 drunkest beach towns

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jul 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 16:05:55-04


NORFOLK, Va – Norfolk has been named the second drunkest beach town in America by wine blog Vinepair.

Virginia Beach also made the list, coming in at number 13.

Vinepair ranked locations from most to least drunk using blood alcohol content (BAC) levels.

The data was collected from June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015 through BACtrack, a smartphone app that can wirelessly measure users’ blood-alcohol content levels.

The data was geolocated, which is how the study was tied to specific beaches across America.

Norfolk lost the ‘drunkest beach town’ title to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which had a BAC level of .117. According to Vinepair, the average BACs were well over .1. Virginia Beach had an average BAC of .071.

Here’s the full list:

  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