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Wildwood Crest, NJ

Travel Guide
Wildwood Crest which includes street scenes and signage

Sun and fun abound in this beachfront community with many affordable family-friendly activities.

Wildwood Crest is a summer vacationer’s dream. Enjoy both family activities and adult nightlife in this small resort community on New Jersey’s southern shores.

The 5-mile (8-kilometer) white-sand beach is a highlight, free to access from early morning to late evening. Find your spot on the beach and plant an umbrella. Then swim, sunbathe, collect shells and build sandcastles, all under the watchful eye of the lifeguards that are on patrol from mid-morning to early evening. Watch exciting lifeguard competitions several times during the summer.

After relaxing on the beach, enjoy some of the other activities on offer. Burn calories at daily Zumba, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and aerobics classes at the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier or Centennial Park for a small fee. Visit an amusement or water park.

Walk the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) boardwalk. Rent bikes to tour the area or participate in a mini-triathlon competition. If you have the energy, try surfing, parasailing, jet skiing, fishing and crabbing, ultimate Frisbee, soccer-tennis or kite flying.

There are history and culture options too. View the replica Vietnam Memorial, Wyland’s Whaling Wall, or the doo-wop district, home of Chubby Checker and the Twist.

Visit the Sunday farmer’s market or one of the many festivals, including Christmas in July with crafts, Santa, and a boat parade; crabbing festival; and seafarer’s festival. Show off your talents at the sand sculpting, sidewalk chalking, or nightly talent competitions, all free to enter. Or, register your little one in the Baby Parade, a free annual event since 1909.

The Jersey Shore comes alive with evening entertainment options. Enjoy the nightclub and pub scene. Or, grab a blanket and take the family to a free Saturday concert under the stars. Watch a first-run movie on an outdoor screen (for a fee).

To access beach and city attractions, use metered parking on some streets or one of the many user-pay parking lots. Be sure to follow parking requirements to avoid being towed or paying high fees. Dolly the Trolley provides free evening service along the boardwalk.

Where to stay in Wildwood Crest

Oceanview Motel
Oceanview Motel
2 out of 5
7201 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ
The price is $160 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Nestled on the beach, this Wildwood Crest motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Five Mile Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Convention Center and Wildwood Beach ...
2.5/5 (212 reviews)
"Pool was so big & spacious! Rooms are also big and comfortable"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Oceanview Motel
Aqua Beach Hotel
Aqua Beach Hotel
2.5 out of 5
5501 Ocean Aveune, Wildwood Crest, NJ
The price is $204 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Offering direct access to the beach, this Wildwood Crest hotel is steps from Five Mile Beach and Wildwood Boardwalk. Wildwood Convention Center and Wildwood ...
3.8/5Good! (576 reviews)
"Overall, good hotel in a great location. The parking spots are not big enough so it's very difficult to pack/unpack. Not surprisingly, there was a hit and run during our stay...someone backing out of their spot swiped the parked car next to it and left. We were unable to access the hotel wifi the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Aqua Beach Hotel
Aztec Motel
Aztec Motel
2.5 out of 5
411 E Lavender Rd, Wildwood Crest, NJ
The price is $180 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Wildwood Boardwalk and Wildwood Convention Center. Wildwood Beach and Morey's Piers are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (58 reviews)
"Clean and great location"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Aztec Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beach Front, Ocean Front 1 Bedroom Condo for 6 People in Wildwood Crest
Beach Front, Ocean Front 1 Bedroom Condo for 6 People in Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest, NJ
This family-friendly Wildwood Crest condo building is located on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Five Mile Beach and Lakeview Docks. Wildwood Boardwalk ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Beautiful view,riexcellent location very clean would book here again loved it"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Beach Front, Ocean Front 1 Bedroom Condo for 6 People in Wildwood Crest
Summer Sands is a Direct Beach Front Condo Complex. Totally Renovated Condo
Summer Sands is a Direct Beach Front Condo Complex. Totally Renovated Condo
Wildwood Crest, NJ
This family-friendly Wildwood Crest condo building is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Five Mile Beach, Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, and Lakeview ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)
Great location
"We had a great time location was perfect. It’s everything described in the listing and more. You won’t be disappointed."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Summer Sands is a Direct Beach Front Condo Complex. Totally Renovated Condo
New! Wildwood Crest Beach Condo With Ocean Views!
New! Wildwood Crest Beach Condo With Ocean Views!
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Situated on the beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Five Mile Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wildwood Boardwalk and Wildwood Beach. Wildwood ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Beach getaway
"Everything was great, right on the beach, clean, pictures are accurate to what it looks like. Great neighborhood."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

New! Wildwood Crest Beach Condo With Ocean Views!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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