The Wildwoods

The Wildwoods Beach Information

The Wildwood beaches are a great place to be on a hot summer afternoon, a cool autumn morning or a balmy spring night. Whether you are a beachcomber, sunbather, surfer or sandcastle builder, you are sure to enjoy your time on these white sand beaches. To maximize your enjoyment, here is information you will want to know.

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North Wildwood:

Lifeguarded Beaches
Lifeguards are on duty between Memorial Day to the end of September, daily from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with lifeguard stations at every street from Second to 26th avenues and the inlet.

Permitted Activities
Surfing – Permitted at 2nd & Ocean Avenues – 3rd Avenue & JFK Blvd. Although surfing locations during the day will be limited, after 5:30 p.m. surfing is at your own risk.

Beach Tag Information
No tags necessary – beaches in Wildwood are FREE!

Parking
There is parking at meters on the streets close to beach, and free street parking is available farther from beach and boardwalk. There are also paid parking lots.

Restrooms
Restrooms are located at 7th Avenue & Kennedy Drive, Lifeguard Headquarters at 15th Avenue & Beach, 25th Avenue & Boardwalk, Olde New Jersey Avenue & Seawall. Portable bathrooms are on beach every 3-4 blocks in season. Handicapped-accessible restrooms are located at Seventh and 15th Avenues and the beach.

Accessibility
There is a concrete ramp at 15th Avenue. parking at 15th Avenue and the beach. ADA-compliant beach access improvements and walkways are being constructed at 16th through 20th avenues, and at 23rd and 24th avenues.

Surf Chairs
The North Wildwood Beach Patrol provides 20 surf chairs for use on the beach.  The locations are at 15th Avenue Beach Patrol, 6th Avenue and Ocean Avenue in the Inlet.

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Wildwood:

Lifeguarded Beaches
Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day until September 10, 2017, daily from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Permitted Activities
Surfing – This summer, Wildwood designated for the first time a surfing beach at Andrews Avenue.

Beach Tag Information
No tags necessary – beaches in Wildwood are FREE!

Parking
There is parking at meters on the streets close to beach, and free street parking is available farther from beach and boardwalk. There are also paid parking lots.

Restrooms
Restroom buildings are located along the boardwalk and there are portable restrooms located at end of the beach ramps every other street. Handicapped-accessible restrooms are located on the boardwalk level at Glenwood, Youngs and Leaming Avenues. There is a ramp from the boardwalk to the beach for restrooms/comfort station at Schellenger Avenue.

Accessibility
Ramps from the boardwalk to the beach are available at Rio Grande Avenue and north of Lincoln Avenue. Street-to-beach access is available at the following streets: Cresse, Hildreth, Bennett, Leaming, Baker, Roberts, Garfield, Lincoln, Wildwood, Maple, Glenwood, Magnolia, Poplar Avenues, as well as 26 Street. Transport from the boardwalk to water’s edge is available daily 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (only one companion may ride along).

Surf Chairs
Surf chairs are available 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Headquarters.

Rules and Regs

  • No pets
  • Rafts and flotation devices, ball playing, Frisbees and other games are permitted only in areas designated by lifeguards.
  • Alcohol, skimboards, watercraft, vehicles and fires/cooking are all prohibited.
  • Do not feed sea gulls.

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Wildwood Crest:

Lifeguarded Beaches
Lifeguards are on duty daily between 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Permitted Activities
Surfing – Permitted on beaches located on Cardinal Road & Rambler Road.

Beach Tag Information
No tags necessary – beaches in Wildwood are FREE!

Parking 
Metered street parking is available close to the beach with free parking on streets further away from the beach. There is a municipal lot with free parking at the recreation center at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue.

Restrooms
Permanent restrooms are located at Sunrise Park on Rambler Road and Scoop Taylor Park at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue; some portable restrooms are located along the beach.

Accessibility
The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol offers a free handicap transportation service from July 1 through Labor Day Weekend.  The service is everyday beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.  In order to receive a ride from the street end down to the beach, just call our headquarters at 609-522-3825 when you are ready to go!  When you are ready to return back to the street, call the number again and a driver will pick you up at your location. Reservations cannot be made for transports, so please call during transportation hours.

Surf Chairs
Beach wheelchairs are available at the WCBP headquarters located at Rambler Road and the beach.  Wheelchair rentals begin at 10:00 a.m. and must be returned by 5:00 p.m.  There is no charge for renting a wheelchair.

Rules and Regs

The following items are prohibited:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Vehicles
  • Obscene Language
  • Litter
  • Animals
  • Fires
  • Surf Fishing
  • Floatation Devices Permitted in Posted Areas Only
  • Ball playing, Frisbees and kite flying are permitted in the designated recreational area located in the soft sand behind the umbrella line.

To learn more about The Wildwoods, please follow the links below:

“Wild, Wild Wildwood Days” – All About The Wildwoods
History of The Wildwoods
Where to Stay in The Wildwoods
Where to Eat in The Wildwoods
Upcoming Events in The Wildwoods – Fall/Winter 2018

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