"Happy Just to Dance with You: North Wildwood" North Wildwood by richiecdisc

North Wildwood Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 68 photos

My good friend jokes that North Wildwood should be renamed South Stone Harbor. This pretty much typifies the image problem of the Wildwoods. Wildwood proper has gone through some rough times and its reputation is one of a blue-collar getaway that is tacky and not on a par with upper crust towns like Cape May, Ocean City, and Stone Harbor. Though blessed with the nicest beach on the Jersey coast, Wildwood is looked down upon by the snob ridden aforementioned towns that plough millions of dollars in sand onto their ever-dwindling beaches yearly as Wildwood’s just keeps growing. For this reason, even the neighboring boroughs of North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have tended to distance themselves from their black sheep brother. While the Crest has always been the elite member of the group, North Wildwood has made great strides in the last five years with relatively low property values enticing the building of lovely condos and homes bound to escalate in value as the town takes it’s rightful place among the top Jersey shore towns. Close enough to enjoy the Boardwalk and funky air of its neighbor, North Wildwood offers a more tranquil though by no means sedate summer retreat. With rolling dunes, a wide, wild beach, fantastic rock outcroppings, and a picturesque lighthouse, North Wildwood just might surprise you. And yes, it’s in New Jersey.

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  • Aug 2, 2007 at 5:06 PM

    Great place, great music, with a terrific mix of age groups, except for one thing...It's not there anymore. It was torn down to build a condo a couple of years ago. Too bad.

  • Sep 6, 2006 at 9:07 AM

    I heard moore's has closed. Looking for a place with outside bar and music.

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    Nov 23, 2003 at 2:48 PM

    ah, this is home, got me singing that song now...come to think of it I remember that general tip too!!

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    Jul 28, 2003 at 3:58 PM

    Wildwood :) wow is all I can say... great times spent there and too many stories that I can't tell haha...

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    Mar 23, 2003 at 7:42 PM

    Got it! Hit the gym before you hit the beach and hit the beach before you go out for a night in town ;-)...After searching...I found the GENERAL TIP!

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    Jan 3, 2003 at 2:57 AM

    Oh those Wildwood days! This brought back great memories. I especially loved the Local Walk.

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    Oct 5, 2002 at 3:59 PM

    Glad to see your pages back.


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