North Wildwood offers the quintessential Jersey Shore seafront experience with boardwalks, amusement piers and endless food stalls. From beach parks to water sports and a lively club scene, the Wildwoods area is buzzing year-round.
Things to do in North Wildwood
Between the three Wildwoods, you can romp and play to your heart’s content. Three amusement piers are spread across the boardwalk, covering six city blocks with more than 100 old-fashioned rides, games, roller coasters, shops and eateries. Hit the shoreline for some jet skiing, parasailing and wave running or rent a speedboat and explore the entire Jersey Shore.
Waterparks abound in the Wildwoods, including Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Montego Bay Waterpark, both favourites with local families. You’ll also find the enormous Raging Waters on the beachfront and can rent a cabana for the day at Splash Zone.
North Wildwood is home to a quiet white-sand beach, which is a short walk from Moore’s Inlet, where you can fish and surf. The little ones will enjoy the beach playground, while a smaller boardwalk is ideal for strolling and cycling. For casual water gliding, rent a kayak or pontoon boat at South Dock Marina.
Visit Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, a Swiss Gothic-style lighthouse with a small nautical museum, period antiques and educational exhibits. As the sun goes down, enjoy a seafood dinner along the waterfront and then hear live music at an Irish pub. If you’re up for a lively all-nighter, head to Gateway 26 Casino.
Getting around North Wildwood
Local New Jersey transit operates buses in North Wildwood and trams operate on the boardwalk during summer. Open-air trolley cars provide transportation along the seafront and you can also rent a bicycle or hail a taxi.