North Wildwood trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
North Wildwood is a city located on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 4,041, reflecting a decline of 894 (-18.1%) from the 4,935 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 82 (-1.6%) from the 5,017 counted in the 1990 Census. North Wildwood is home to the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.It was ranked the fourth-best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. North Wildwood is one of five municipalities in the state that offer free public access to oceanfront beaches monitored by lifeguards, joining Atlantic City, Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and Upper Township's Strathmere section.HistoryWhat is now North Wildwood City was originally incorporated as the borough of Anglesea on June 13, 1885, from portions of Middle Township, based on the results of a referendum held 11 days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on March 6, 1896, and again on May 4, 1897. On May 16, 1906, the Borough of North Wildwood was incorporated, replacing Anglesea Borough.North Wildwood is in Cape May County. When using our United States driving holiday planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to North Wildwood
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near North Wildwood
Historic Cold Spring Village Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $14
Duration: 4 hours
Grand Lighthouse Tour from Cape May BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $99
Duration: 6 hours
Popular things to do in North Wildwood
Side trips from North Wildwood
Places to visit with North Wildwood
Recently planned trips to North Wildwood
6 days in North Wildwood & Newark BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Cape May County BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, popular sights Preferences: June, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in North Wildwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in North Wildwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in North Wildwood BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium