top of page

Vacation Rentals

Rental Towns

Seaside Heights

Home of the great American Boardwalk, Marruca's Tomato pie, the legacy of MTV's Jersey Shore Series and so much more. Being bored in Seaside Heights - Forgetta'bout it. Seaside Heights has gone through an epic resurgence from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the grittynesss of the 80's and 90's.  It's now a very family-friendly resort town and a very popular vacation spot for families with children. Seaside Heights is known for its boardwalk, beaches, and amusement parks.  The town offers a variety of activities and attractions that are well-suited to kids and adults. 

Wildwood Crest Website and Social Media sites

Recommended Beach Supplies for vacation ​

  • SPF Makeup and Lip Gloss:  When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, it's important to look for makeup products that contain SPF to protect from the harmful effects of the sun:

  • Sunscreen: Protects your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause sunburn, skin damage, and skin cancer.  Read our Sunscreen Blog.

  • Paperbacks or Kindle Books:  Reading a book on vacation can help you relax by providing a mental escape from the stresses of everyday life

  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and reduce glare, improving visual comfort and eye health.

  • Beach chairs: Provide a comfortable place to sit and relax while enjoying the sun and sand. They often come with features such as adjustable backrests and armrests.

  • Beach Umbrella: these can provide shade and shelter from the sun and wind.

  • Beach Cabana:  A beach cabana provides a beachgoer with a private and shaded area for relaxation, protection from the sun, and storage for personal items. 

  • Beach Towels:  Provides comfort, convenience, protection, and hygiene while laying on the beach or swimming at the beach.

  • Womans Swimwear and Mens Swimsuits: Bring multiple swimsuits so that you have a dry suit to change into after swimming.

  • Water shoes: To protect your feet while walking on the beach or in the water.

  • Lightweight Clothing: Jersey shore can be hot in the summer, so pack lightweight and breathable clothing. For Woman.  For Men.

  • Sweatshirt or hoodie, even though it gets hot in the day it can be cool at night with the ocean breezes. For Woman For Men.

  • Hat or Visor: A hat or visor on the beach is necessary to protect your face and head from harmful UV rays, reduce glare, and keep you cool and comfortable in the sun.  For WomanFor Men.

  • Cash and credit cards: Many beach towns have boardwalks with shops and restaurants that do not accept credit cards.  Other establishments like arenas and stadiums will not take cash.

  • Cooler: To store drinks and snacks to keep you hydrated and fueled up throughout the day.

  • Insect repellent: To protect against mosquitoes and other bugs.

  • Beach games and activities: Beach Games such as frisbee, beach volleyball or cornhole, can be fun and entertaining.

 

Wildwood Crest's nearby attractions

  • Wildwood Crest Beach: Known for its wide, white sandy beach and clear blue waters, Wildwood Crest Beach is the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities.

  • Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks: This amusement park features multiple piers with rides and attractions, including water parks, roller coasters, and games. It's a perfect spot for family fun.

  • Wildwood Boardwalk: This famous boardwalk is home to a variety of shops, food stands, and arcades. It's a great place for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

  • Wildwood Crest Pier: This pier offers great views of the ocean, fishing, and a playground for children.

  • Sunset Lake: A picturesque lake that is perfect for fishing, boating, and picnics.

  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse: A historic lighthouse that offers tours, and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

  • Wildwood Crest Bike Rentals: Rent a bike and explore the beautiful Wildwood Crest area and the beach.

  • Cape May County Park & Zoo: The zoo features a variety of animals, including lions, tigers, and bears. It's a great spot for families and animal lovers.

  • Raging Waters Water Park: This water park features a variety of water slides, pools, and attractions, making it a great spot for a hot summer day.

  • Wildwood Crest Fishing Charters: Take a fishing trip on the ocean and catch a variety of fish.

  • Doo Wop Experience Museum: This museum showcases the unique architecture and design of the "Doo Wop" era, which was popular in Wildwood Crest in the 1950s.

  • George F. Boyer Museum: This museum showcases the history of Wildwood Crest and the surrounding area, including artifacts and exhibits.

  • Wildwood Crest Mini Golf Course: A fun mini-golf course that is perfect for families and children.

  • Wildwood Crest Seafarer's Museum: This museum showcases the history of seafaring in Wildwood Crest and the surrounding area, including artifacts and exhibits.

  • Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Museum: This museum showcases the history of the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol and the role it plays in beach safety.

Things to do in Wildwood Crest's Town, Beach, and Boardwalk

  1. Visit Wildwood Crest Beach for swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities.

  2. Explore Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks for family-friendly fun.

  3. Walk along the Wildwood Boardwalk for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

  4. Take in the views from Wildwood Crest Pier, also for fishing and playground for children.

  5. Relax and have a picnic at Sunset Lake.

  6. Take a tour of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

  7. Rent a bike and explore the beautiful Wildwood Crest area and beach.

  8. Visit the Cape May County Park & Zoo to see a variety of animals.

  9. Enjoy the water slides, pools, and attractions at Raging Waters Water Park.

  10. Go on a fishing trip on the ocean with Wildwood Crest Fishing Charters.

  11. Explore the unique architecture and design of the "Doo Wop" era at the Doo Wop Experience Museum.

  12. Learn about the history of Wildwood Crest and surrounding area at the George F. Boyer Museum.

  13. Have fun with your family and children at Wildwood Crest Mini Golf Course.

  14. Discover the history of seafaring in Wildwood Crest and surrounding area at the Wildwood Crest Seafarer's Museum.

  15. Learn about the history and role of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol at the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Museum.

Romantic Things to do in Wildwood Crest

  1. Take a sunset walk on the beach

  2. Have a romantic picnic on the beach

  3. Take a sunset boat ride on Sunset Lake

  4. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at a waterfront restaurant

  5. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets

  6. Visit the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and watch the sunset from the top

  7. Take a hot air balloon ride over the area

  8. Book a couples massage at a local spa

  9. Take a sunset sail on a sailboat

  10. Go on a wine-tasting tour in a local winery

  11. Take a sunset bike ride on the boardwalk

  12. Have a romantic horseback ride on the beach

  13. Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise

  14. Take a romantic stroll through the Cape May County Park & Zoo

  15. Have a romantic dinner at one of Wildwood Crest's fine dining restaurants.

Things to do with Children in Wildwood Crest

  1. Visit Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks for a day of rides and water activities

  2. Play on the Wildwood Crest Beach and enjoy the ocean and sand.

  3. Visit the Cape May County Park & Zoo to see a variety of animals

  4. Play mini-golf at Wildwood Crest Mini Golf Course

  5. Explore the Wildwood Crest Fishing Pier and try fishing

  6. Visit Raging Waters Water Park for a day of water slides and pools

  7. Take a trip to the George F. Boyer Museum and learn about the history of Wildwood Crest and the surrounding area

  8. Go on a bike ride on the Wildwood Crest Bike Rentals

  9. Visit the Doo Wop Experience Museum to learn about the unique architecture and design of the "Doo Wop" era

  10. Have a picnic at Sunset Lake and play on the playground

  11. Take a tour of the historic Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

  12. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets

  13. Visit the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Museum to learn about beach safety

  14. Enjoy some ice cream at one of the local ice cream shops

  15. Play games and win prizes at the Wildwood Boardwalk arcades.

Favorite Restaurants and Eateries in and around Wildwood Crest​

  1. Rick's Seafood House: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  2. Alfe's Restaurant: This casual restaurant offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  3. The Ravioli House: This Italian restaurant offers a menu of authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients. They are known for their homemade pasta and excellent service.

  4. Dragon House Chinese Restaurant: This Chinese restaurant offers a menu of traditional Chinese dishes such as Kung Pao chicken, lo mein, and egg rolls. They are known for their authentic flavors and friendly service.

  5. Jamaica Me Hungry: This Caribbean restaurant offers a menu of traditional Jamaican dishes such as jerk chicken, curried goat, and ackee and saltfish. They are known for their spicy and flavorful dishes and friendly service.

  6. Crab & Seafood Shack: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their casual atmosphere and excellent service.

  7. Little Italy Restaurant: This Italian restaurant offers a menu of authentic Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh ingredients. They are known for their homemade pasta and excellent service.

  8. Star Diner Cafe: This casual diner offers a menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  9. Schellenger's Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  10. Bandanas Mexican Grille: This Mexican restaurant offers a menu of traditional Mexican dishes such as burritos, enchiladas, and tacos. They are known for their spicy and flavorful dishes and friendly service.

  11. Jimbo's: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their casual atmosphere and excellent service.

  12. Key West Cafe: This Caribbean restaurant offers a menu of traditional Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken, curried goat, and ackee and saltfish. They are known for their spicy and flavorful dishes and friendly service.

  13. Alosi's Bistro: This casual bistro offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  14. Northend American Grill: This American restaurant offers a menu of traditional American dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  15. Red Oak Restaurant: This American restaurant offers a menu of traditional American dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. They are known for their friendly service and great prices

  16. One Fish Two Fish Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  17. Dogtooth Bar & Grill: This casual bar and grill offers a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  18. Larkin's Restaurant: This casual restaurant offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  19. Kelly's Cafe Restaurant: This casual diner offers a menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  20. Blue Water Grille: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  21. The Wharf: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  22. Alumni Grill: This American restaurant offers a menu of traditional American dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  23. Pink Cadillac Diner: This classic diner offers a menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  24. One Fish Two Fish Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  25. Little Angelos Pizza Spot: This pizzeria offers a menu of classic and specialty pizzas, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and pasta. They are known for their delicious thin crust pizzas and friendly service.

  26. Mr D's Pizzeria Steaks & Subs: This pizzeria offers a menu of classic and specialty pizzas, steaks and subs. They are known for their delicious thin crust pizzas and friendly service.

  27. Dong Sin: This Asian restaurant offers a menu of Chinese and Korean dishes such as Kung Pao chicken, lo mein, and egg rolls. They are known for their authentic flavors and friendly service.

  28. Lobster Shack: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  29. Uncle Bill's Pancake House: This casual diner offers a menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including pancakes, waffles, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  30. Cattle & Clover: This American restaurant offers a menu of traditional American dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  31. Jumbo's Boardwalk Grille & Eatery: This casual restaurant offers a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  32. The Dock: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  33. Playa Bowls: This healthy restaurant offers a menu of acai bowls, smoothies and juices. They are known for their fresh ingredients, and delicious and healthy options

  34. Crab Cake Hotline: This seafood restaurant specializes in crab cakes and seafood cuisine. They are known for their fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and delicious crab cakes.

  35. Stella's Cafe: This casual cafe offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  36. Doo Wop Diner: This classic diner offers a menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  37. Rollin Girls: This casual restaurant offers a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  38. Route 66: This American restaurant offers a menu of traditional American dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

  39. Duffinetti's Restaurant and Lounge: This casual restaurant and lounge offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  40. Poppi's Brick Oven Pizza: This pizzeria offers a menu of classic and specialty pizzas, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and pasta. They are known for their delicious thin crust pizzas and friendly service.

  41. 3 Brothers Pizza & Restaurant: This pizzeria offers a menu of classic and specialty pizzas, as well as a selection of salads, sandwiches and pasta. They are known for their delicious thin crust pizzas and friendly service.

  42. Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  43. Urie's Waterfront Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  44. South Dock Cafe & Marina: This casual cafe offers a menu of sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  45. Crusader Coffee Shop: This coffee shop offers a variety of coffee, tea and light bites. They are known for their cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

  46. Admiral's Table Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  47. Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  48. Mia Mia Raw Bar: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of raw seafood and sushi. They are known for their fresh ingredients, and delicious raw seafood options.

  49. One Fish, Two Fish Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  50. La Piazza Cucina: This Italian restaurant offers a menu of classic Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto and meat dishes. They are known for their delicious pasta and friendly service.

  51. Pasta Pesto: This Italian restaurant offers a menu of classic Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto and meat dishes. They are known for their delicious pasta and friendly service.

  52. El Charro Restaurant: This Mexican restaurant offers a menu of traditional Mexican dishes such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. They are known for their delicious Mexican food and friendly service.

  53. La Cava Pizzeria And Grill: This Italian restaurant offers a menu of classic Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto, pizza and meat dishes. They are known for their delicious pizza and friendly service.

  54. Quincy's Original Lobster: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  55. Ice House Restaurant: This seafood restaurant offers a menu of fresh seafood, steak, and American cuisine. They are known for their waterfront location, beautiful views of the ocean, and excellent service.

  56. Capt'n Jack's Island Grill: This casual restaurant offers a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and specials. They are known for their friendly service and great prices.

History of Wildwood Crest

  • Wildwood Crest is a borough located in Cape May County, New Jersey. The area has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when it was first settled by European settlers. The borough was named after the wildflowers that grew in the area.

  • In the late 1800s, Wildwood Crest began to attract visitors as a seaside resort. A number of large hotels were built, and the population of the town began to grow. The town's development was aided by the expansion of the railroad in the area, which made it more accessible for people to travel to the town. The town also became a popular spot for fishing, with many fishing clubs and boat clubs formed.

  • During the 1920s, Wildwood Crest experienced a decline in popularity as a vacation spot, as people began to prefer car trips and the rise of air-conditioning made it less necessary to escape the heat of the city. However, in recent years, the town has seen a resurgence in popularity as a vacation spot and has become a popular destination for families, beach-goers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Today, Wildwood Crest is a small borough known for its beaches, parks, and outdoor activities. The borough also has a strong sense of community, with events and festivals taking place throughout the year. The borough is also known for its boardwalk, which is a popular spot for visitors and residents. The borough also has a number of restaurants, shops, and other small businesses. Wildwood Crest is also known for its quiet and relaxed atmosphere and it's a popular spot for families.

Local Churches and Synagogues

  • Church Of The Assumption 

2900 Pacific Ave Wildwood N  Catholic

  • Crest Community Church 

5901 Pacific Ave Wildwood NJ Non-Denominational

  • Angel Visit Baptist Church

435 W Garfield Ave Wildwood NJ Baptist

  • Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church

119 E Rio Grande Ave Wildwood NJ Presbyterian

  • Eureka Baptist Church 

142 W Spencer Ave Wildwood NJ Baptist

  • First Baptist Church Anglesea 

303 Atlantic Ave Wildwood NJ Baptist

  • First Presbyterian Church 

411 Pacific Ave Wildwood NJ Presbyterian

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 

2810 Atlantic Ave Wildwood NJ Evangelical Lutheran in America

  • West Wildwood Bible Church 

9 Neptune Ave Wildwood NJ Bible

  • Assumption BVM Parish 1961 

2900 Pacific Ave Wildwood NJ Roman Catholic

  • Island Family Worship Center 

5916 New Jersey Ave Wildwood NJ Assemblies of God

  • Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church 

321 Saint Demetrios Ave Wildwood NJ Orthodox

  • St Ann Parish 1961 

1500 Central Ave # 100 North Wildwood NJ Roman Catholic

  • New Jersey Christian Service Association 

228 E Maple Ave Wildwood NJ Non-Denominational

  • Primera Iglesia Hispana Assembly of God La Gran Comision 

230 E Maple Ave Wildwood NJ Assemblies of God 

  • Wildwood Pentecostal Church 

3705 Park Blvd Wildwood NJ Pentecostal

We hope this summary page helps you with your summer vacation, summer rentals, and search for a vacation home.  Whether you stay at a hotel, a condo, an apartment or a rental home the Jersey shore is for you! 

 

IMG_8958.JPG
Photos - 12771.JPG
IMG_8808.JPG
IMG_8952.JPG
IMG_8959.JPG
bottom of page