Wildwood Beach - Fun, Fabulous Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood Beach is everyone's favorite stop along the New Jersey beaches. Voted as one of the best beaches in the country, Wildwood is part of the Island of Five Mile Beach.

The spacious seashore and fun-filled Wildwood Boardwalk are the main attractions – second only to the outstanding concert and convention facilities.

This sunny resort island lies just off the southernmost tip of New Jersey. The white sandy beaches are free to the public - no beach tags required! The beach stretches along the Atlantic shore for 5 miles, and is among the most well-maintained and guarded beaches on the East Coast.

The island - known as "The Wildwoods" - shares three resort communities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.

Wildwood Beach Kite Festival

Wildwood Beach Kite Festival

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The historic Wildwood boardwalk stretches for over 2.5 miles and 38 blocks along the beach. Lined with shops, famous boardwalk restaurants, and more rides than Disneyland, kids of all ages find endless fun that is 100% family oriented.

There are water parks galore, roller coasters, the largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast, and five different amusement piers. Night time brings a whole new buzz to the boardwalk, with music and neon lights illuminating the sky.

Word famous night life has always been a staple here. Home to famous rock 'n' roll clubs of the past, this is where Bill Haley and the Comets debuted "Rock Around the Clock" and Chubby Checker sang "The Twist." Today, Wildwood after hours is just as lively, with a fabulous choice of taverns, restaurants, comedy clubs and concerts.

Fabulous food is one of the trademarks of Wildwood NJ. Come hungry, because there's everything from fresh seafood delicacies from local waters to buffets brimming with home cooking, pizzas, and gourmet fine dining. Known for its passion for water sports, the resort has won many accolades, one of them being the "Best Sports Beach." There's something for absolutely everyone. Besides splashing in the surf, you can rent whatever you need to go surfing, kayaking, parasailing, speed boating, jet skiing, and sailing - and the waters are perfect for all of them.

Wildwood, NJ Hotels and Vacation Rentals

One convenience about vacationing here is the huge choice of hotels, motels, condos and bed and breakfasts. There are thousands of lodging rooms available.

From luxury beachfront resorts to Wildwood's famous array of 1950s "Doo-Wop" motels, you'll find accommodations that fit your taste at the right price. Many are family owned and welcome visitors with genuine hospitality and personal service.

Wildwood vacation rentals and cottages feature spacious living for one or more families. Often these are an owner's second home, and will feature all the conveniences of home with fully furnished kitchens and up to 5 bedrooms. Wildwood rentals are located all over the island with beachfront, bayside and locations just off the beach.

Map of Wildwood, NJ

Wildwood is situated between the beaches of Stone Harbor, New Jersey to the north, and Cape May beaches to the south.

Wildwood Beach Activities and Events

This is a festive island, and the resort celebrates life with festivals and parades all year. From Seafood Festivals to Fishing Tournaments and Hobie Cat races, there is something special going on every week in Wildwood NJ.

Just a few of the events you can count on are:

  • The Wildwoods International Kite Festival on Memorial Day weekend. It's a spectacle in the skies, with contests, demonstrations and workshops for the whole family.
  • July features events such at the "Adjust Your Attitude" free summer concerts and the New Jersey State BBQ Championships.
  • Every September, Wildwood Beach hosts the country's largest Irish festival. From Friday through Sunday, you'll enjoy visiting booths filled with fabulous Irish food and merchandise, while live entertainment, music and dancing fill the day.

New Jersey beaches offer some of the world's best sport fishing, and Wildwood Beach has over 100 party fishing boats available for charter. Deep sea fishing excursions and boat rentals are part of the daily scene, as well as night fishing. Surf fishing is outstanding at the Wildwoods, and is allowed from October through May.

Sightseeing is a must! Tour the area's historic sites and explore sea life on ocean cruises that pamper you and your family with royal treatment.

Take the Doo Wop Trolley Tour – You'll see vintage 1950s and '60s architecture that so vividly ruled the landscape in years gone by. Visit motels and restaurants designed with bright colors, plastic palm trees, angular walls and rooftops, and boomerang shapes. By today's standards it's all a bit glitzy, but like the rest of Wildwood Beach – including the old rock 'n' roll that started here – it's fun, it's part of their history, and it's a real blast from the past!

Visit the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse on the Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood, NJ. The lighthouse dates back to 1874, and still shines today. You'll enjoy the nautical museum and public tours at the lighthouse, plus the charming Victorian architecture and beautiful cottage-style gardens that surround the entire property.

Friends and fans of the Wildwoods call this the best of the New Jersey Beaches. You'll love it too - and, it's just about an hour's drive north to the casinos of Atlantic City.