Fish, relax and cool off on the beaches... whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find it in North Wildwood!
The wide, white, sandy, free beaches, the gentle surf, fun-filled boardwalk amusement rides and some of the best salt water fishing on the east coast, are just a few of the activities that bring vacationers back to North Wildwood year after year. Accommodations to suit every need, fine dining, and exciting night life can be found throughout this clean, friendly city. Fill your days and nights with a cool dip in the ocean, a boardwalk stroll, a pleasant bike ride, an outdoor concert, or a game of tennis.
North Wildwood has long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest beach resorts along the New Jersey coast. In the early 1600's, the Lenni Lenape Indians visited this area each summer to fish, relax and cool off on these beaches.
By 1870 a small group of Swedish fisherman had discovered the beauty of the area and the bounty of the sea, and built homes on the northern end of the island. They named their settlement Anglesea. Today this tiny quaint fishing village has grown into a beautiful and exciting island resort, still beckoning visitors to return each summer to fish, relax and cool off on their beaches.
The newly restored Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is the pride of the residents of North Wildwood. Built in 1874, this quaint Victorian structure is considered one of the most attractive and unusual lighthouses in New Jersey.