Wildwood Crest, NJ at the southern end of the five-mile long barrier island known as The Wildwoods, boasts huge, white beaches, the finest hotel and motel accommodations, and on the west side, a picturesque bay and Sunset Lake, named for the incredible picturesque summer sunsets.
As the only one of the oceanfront Wildwoods without a Boardwalk, this resorts beaches are instead fronted by luxurious hotels and motels that offer guests true beachfront accommodations.
Hailed as the "The Dolphin Capitol," the bottle-nose mammals can regularly be seen frolicking in the water just a few feet away from swimmers, putting on a show for visitors taking advantage of Wildwood Crest’s free beaches.
As the island’s boating center, a variety of charter, fishing and cruise boats line the bayside of the community, ready to take passengers on a trip through the Intercoastal Waterway into the Atlantic Ocean for a day of fishing or a sightseeing tour. Private rentals for boats and personal watercraft are also available.
Fine dining is abundant throughout the town, as are a variety of outdoor activities. One of the most popular activities in Wildwood Crest is a morning bicycle ride along a bike path that takes riders – walkers as well – along the beach up to the start of the Boardwalk in Wildwood.
Summer nights can be spent taking in one of the free musical concerts in Wildwood Crest offered at the municipal Gazebo, or at the Crest Pier recreation facility.
Craft shows, speedboat races, a Christmas in July boat parade, a fall Seafarer’s Weekend and Hobie Cat sailboat races are among the special events held yearly in this resort.
For nightlife, the bustling communities of Wildwood and North Wildwood are just a short walk, drive, or trolley ride away, and Victorian Cape May lies just five miles to the south and Atlantic City just 40 miles to the north.
With the largest selection of the finest accommodations on the Jersey Cape, a bounty of spacious, clean and well-protected beaches, and a wealth of dining and entertainment opportunities, a Wildwood Crest vacation will leave you with sand in your shoes, a suitcase full of memories, and a vow to return again.