10 Things to Do in North Wildwood That You Shouldn't Miss

December 21, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 4,041, reflecting a decline of 894 (-18.1%) from the 4,935 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 82 (-1.6%) from the 5,017 counted in the 1990 Census. North Wildwood is home to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.
Restaurants in North Wildwood

1. Wildwood Beach

Wildwood, NJ 08260 +1 609-729-4000
Excellent
65%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wildwood Beach

A wide beach that appeals to families.

Reviewed By Frank B

I grew up in Wildwood Crest. I know these beaches well. I've fished, surfed, and played on them forever. They are free, spacious, and we'll kept. From North Wildwood to Wildwood Crest these beaches are among the best at the Jersey Shore.

2. North Wildwood Beach

North Wildwood, NJ
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
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4.5 based on 502 reviews

North Wildwood Beach

Reviewed By sandy2017417 - West Grove, Pennsylvania

North Wildwood is clean, quiet, residential but Close enough to the boardwalk. The coupons and literature in the hotels will help you to figure out where you want to eat, go for entertainment, take the kids. Everything is close by and convenient.

3. The Wetlands Institute

1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424 +1 609-368-1211
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 129 reviews

The Wetlands Institute

This nature center features exhibits on local marine life, along with activities like kayaking and dune walks.

Reviewed By muffinAvon - Avon

Our group of five (including a 4 1/2 year old) visited the Wetlands on a cloudy day with rain expected. First we saw a short movie (which could be updated to include more recent information perhaps) as well as a brief introduction by a guide. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything so that it was easily understood. It turned out that she was also our guide for a tour of the salt marsh. It was fascinating to learn about the osprey, the terrapins, their mating habits and egg laying, the mud in the marsh, the grasses etc. There was a walkway that took us through the marsh as we learned. Our granddaughter said that she really liked learning "so much". We also visited the aquarium and felt the exhibits there were very well done. Another highlight was the fishing. The guide helped our granddaughter and other little ones cast a small net and pull in some little shrimps and crabs! She was able to see how these little creatures hid in the grasses and dirt and when caught would jump around in the water bucket! What a treat! Finally we browsed in the gift shop. It had an excellent collection of books for children that continued the learning process. The Wetlands Institute was the perfect place to go on a non-beach day!

4. Thundercat Dolphin Watch

Cape May Inlet Marina, 1001 Ocean Drive, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Excellent
95%
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5 based on 638 reviews

Thundercat Dolphin Watch

Reviewed By John R

My family and I were staying in Ocean City, NJ and we made the trip down for the early morning dolphin watch. The staff was very friendly and we were seeing dolphins about 15 minutes into the trip. The guide made sure as many kids...MoreThank you for your review John. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the Thundercat Dolphin ? Watch. Hope to see you again!!

5. Seven Mile Beach

Stone Harbor, NJ +1 800-227-2297
Excellent
85%
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5 based on 106 reviews

Seven Mile Beach

Avalon and Stone Harbor are the two towns on this barrier island.

Reviewed By raindrops554 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you are looking for a beach that is quieter than Ocean City but still has a lot to do this is a great option. Beach Tags are required but there is a lot of beach and places to park all your gear and hunker down for the day. Parking was easier to achieve; it wasn't metered and you didn't have to pay to park in a lot. It is metered along the shopping.

We usually arrive in the morning and stay till afternoon and while there are a lot of people the beach still seems pleasant. Everyone was friendly and the our little ones had a great time playing in the sand; running around and enjoying the ocean.

6. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

1st and Central Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260 +1 609-522-4520
Excellent
73%
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Reviewed By 753kathleent - Douglassville, Pennsylvania

This is a must say for people who are walking the wall in Wildwood and just need a bit of a respite from the heat. You enter this very magical garden with the most beautiful flowers and I'm going to assume that it is taken care of by volunteers. It's a beautiful place for pictures or just a beautiful place to sit and have your coffee.

7. Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks

3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260-5427 +1 609-522-3900
Excellent
63%
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Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the second best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue.

Reviewed By Kara H - Portland, Oregon

Between my family and my sister's we have kids ranging from 10 down to 4, and they all LOVE going to Morey's. The older kids were big enough this year to go on the wooden roller coaster and spent the whole night just doing that. There are lots of rides for our 6 and 7 year olds (the giant Ferris wheel, the tea cups and the mini roller coaster were favorites) and then there was the kiddie area for my little guy. We were there in late August and while it was busy on the piers the lines were not bad at all. There were plenty of rides especially for the little ones that you only waited a few minutes to get on.

You can buy your passes online but I recommend waiting and buying them in person because they will split the family packages onto multiple cards for you. Really helpful if you have kids of different ages who will be in different parts of the park.

8. Atlantic Parasail

1001 Ocean Dr, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3204
Excellent
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5 based on 278 reviews

Atlantic Parasail

Reviewed By Mnperry

Great parasailing trip with great captain and mate. Thoroughly explained the process, what to expect and sights to watch for. Provided good tips for parent and child duos (ages 8 and age 11) on what to do so we all felt prepared. Definitely opt-in for the photo package as it is difficult to capture photos while the boat is moving and the action is going so quickly. Each grouping had adequate time to glide and got a "toe-dip" in the ocean if they chose to get wet. Much more serene and relaxed than we anticipated.

9. Wildwoods Convention Center

4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260-5444 +1 609-729-9000
Excellent
53%
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

Wildwoods Convention Center

Reviewed By kazu79 - New York City, New York

First clean your bathrooms. Second change your entire food service personnel slow incompetent and disgusting. Thirdly your security needs to understand competitors are bringing in food for THEM because they cannot eat hot dogs fries and 20 bottles of water at $3.75. Security wouldn’t allow in? Yeah ok.

Get it together every year same. No I am sorry worse.

10. Dark Star Pirate Cruises

6200 Park Blvd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-1366
Excellent
83%
Good
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5 based on 106 reviews

Dark Star Pirate Cruises

Reviewed By Carol C

This is a perfect offshore attraction for kids and adults. The crew was so friendly and accommodating to my son who had broken his arm the day before our vacation. He especially enjoyed the water cannon battle with the dreaded captain of the "Pieces of Eight." The crew did a good job of getting everyone to participate, and the fare was reasonable. HIghly recommend!

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