DescriptionAt the northern end of the Wildwoods' “Five Mile Island” is North Wildwood, founded in the 1890s as the tiny fishing village of Anglesea. Along with its sister boroughs, Wildwood Crest and Wildwood, the town boasts a packed strip of 1950s and ’60s-era Doo Wop architecture—neon Sputnik signs, pastel facades, tiki roofs and angled glass buildings abound.
More residential than adjacent Wildwood, North Wildwood nevertheless offers many recreational activities, from hiking to beachcombing to just ambling along the fun-filled boardwalk. Guided saltwater fishing trips are popular; boat rentals are easily arranged. Local outfitters include Dad's Place Marina, 501 Ocean Dr., phone (609) 729-5438; Jersey Bait & Tackle, 124 W. Chestnut Ave., phone (609) 522-7060; and Tuna Teaser Charters Inc., 217 Hoffman Ave., phone (609) 522-5140.
The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route stretches nearly 300 miles south, as far as Cape May, then continues west along the shore of Delaware Bay. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a stop on the scenic drive as it passes through the Wildwoods resort area.
Things to SeeHereford Inlet Lighthouse