The barrier islands in southern New Jersey burst to life when the mercury rises,
the days are long, and school is out for the season. On Five Mile Island on
the tip of Cape May County, the Wildwoods
offer nearly 40 blocks of boardwalk attractions, restaurants, white-sand beaches,
live music, festivals, sand, and fun for all ages.
A boardwalk stretches for more than two miles, connecting the beaches in Wildwood
New Jersey. Five piers jut out into the ocean, home to rides and amusements,
including games, shopping, restaurants, and other fun places to visit. On select
evenings when the weather's warm, crowds gather to watch family-friendly events
and the spectacular fireworks show just steps from the beaches in Wildwood New
Many people enjoying a Wildwood beach vacation in the summer make time to enjoy Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks. The park covers eighteen acres along the Wildwood beaches and three of the piers. With rides designed to thrill, like the Sea Serpent, Sky Ride, and the Zoom Phloom, and kid-friendly attractions, visitors of all ages will find something to suit them. A variety of packages are available, ensuring that everyone can find just what they want, whether they want to ride a few roller coasters, get wet, or experience it all.
Another place for fun among the Wildwood Beaches, Splash Zone Water Park combines heart-pound thrills with amusements suited for the mild at heart. The fifteen-plus attractions include an interactive water playground, lazy river, water slides, a play zone, and a six-person raft ride.
Marinas, charter boats, kayak rentals, and sightseeing tours are readily available for those who want to venture out onto the water during a Wildwood beach vacation. A fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway draws the attention of locals and visitors alike. For surf fishing, consider heading to the beaches along the Hereford Inlet. Crabbing is a popular activity in the tidal marshes of Five Mile Beach.
Of course, the white-sand beaches in Wildwood New Jersey are favorites for favorites for strolling, swimming, summing, and soaking in the surf. Admission is free, and tags are not required like many other New Jersey beaches.
At the tip of the island, Sunset Beach is a favorite places for watching the sun set over the Delaware Bay and take a romantic stroll. Beachcombers have the chance to look for Cape May diamonds. Those sparking quartz stones were carved over time and a long journey, eventually landing on the Wildwood beaches.
At the end of the day, when it's time for dinner and a good night's sleep,
vacationers will find no shortage of places to dine and sleep. An array of New
Jersey beach resorts, motels, and other lodging providers extend hospitality
to those who spent the day enjoying the sun and surf. In the morning, they can
get an early start on enjoying all there is to do along the beaches of Wildwood
When on a Wildwood Beach vacation, travelers can make short drives to many
of other southern New Jersey's gems. Atlantic
City beaches, resorts, and casinos are just up the coast, while Cape
May beaches are located a short drive away. In between the two lies Avalon,
a charming seaside town located on a barrier island jutting out into the Atlantic
Ocean. A ride on the nearby Cape May-Lewes Ferry provides access to Delaware's
beaches and Maryland shore.