Wildwood beaches rim the shore of one of New Jersey’s barrier islands—Five Mile Island on the tip of Cape May. The classic beach towns of Wildwood New Jersey have been a favorite destination for generations. The center of the doo-wop music universe in the 1950s has attracted the attention of families and anyone looking to […]
Wildwood is a classic New Jersey beach town. With a boardwalk, amusement park, and miles of beaches, there’s so much to enjoy here. It’s also home to brightly colored architecture and plenty of 1950s nostalgia. When doo-woop music was big, this island on the New Jersey shore was the center of the universe. Today, this tradition lives on with live music, a museum, and summertime architecture tours.
Located on Five Mile Island, Wildwood is a found at the tip of Cape May at the southern edge of New Jersey. The town of Wildwood shares the island with Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. Together, the trio of beach cities is known as the Wildwoods. More than 40 blocks of beaches rim the island—and all are free to visit. Year after year, these white sandy beaches appear at the top of the list for the best of New Jersey beaches.
A boardwalk lines two miles of beach, and five piers stretch out into the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you’ll find everything you’d expect for an East Coast beach town. Just like Atlantic City, the beaches of Wildwood are close to sweet shops and pizzerias—along with gift shops. You’ll also find rides and games primed for fun, close to the water parks. After dark, people gather along the piers to watch the fireworks.
Wildwood visitors also enjoy a quiet stroll along Sunset Beach. Perched on the very tip of the island, the beach is a wonderful place for a romantic stroll.
Beyond the beach, you’ll also find a long list of things to enjoy. Charter boats bring anglers out to sea in search of game fish. At the Hereford Inlet, conditions are excellent for surf fishing, while crabbers will find the best catches at the tidal marshes of Five Mile Beach.