North Wildwood Things to Do: Fantastic Beachside Sunset Vistas

Situated on the Jersey Shore, North Wildwood is part of The Wildwoods, a group of 5 communities in Cape May County, New Jersey. It is located on an island named Five Mile Beach, which faces the Atlantic Ocean. Because it's a popular resort city, there are various activities in North Wildwood. Things to do range from enjoying Morey's Piers water parks to participating in Doo-Wop trolley tours to strolling along the boardwalk. Among the many North Wildwood things to do, one that will surely be unforgettable is watching the sun set on the Atlantic from one of its fantastic beachside vistas. BBonline recommends 3 such places you must visit while checked in at your North Wildwood inn.

Sunset View Marina
235 West 3rd Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
(609) 780-7727

Living up to its name, Sunset View Marina offers the best Jersey shore sunsets. While in this marina in the heart of North Wildwood, things to do range from lounging at their dock to taking advantage of services and products they offer. This includes family boat rentals, bait and tackle, gas, ice, boat and wave runner slips, food and drinks. Its location also makes it the ideal place to dock your boat after a day of fishing and crabbing. A visit to the marina will make your North Wildwood bed and breakfast stay more memorable.

Sunset Bay Restaurant
400 West Spruce Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
(609) 523-0411

Nestled at the harbor's center, Sunset Bay Restaurant features The Tiki Table, their most intimate table for two with the best sunset views. Available only through reservation, it costs $150 for two and that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The restaurant has breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Their breakfast menu includes house specialties like Holly's Homemade Granola with Fresh Fruit for $6.50 and Captain Joe, "scrambled eggs and fresh vegetables topped with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions on a grilled ciabatta roll" for $7.95. Their lunch menu includes appetizers and a wide selection of sandwiches. Their dinner menu features a kids' menu, appetizers, an impressive array of seafood, chicken, meat and pasta entrees and desserts.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and Gardens
111 North Central Avenue
North Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
(609) 522-4520

Standing on the southwestern shore of Hereford Inlet, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is not only a working lighthouse; it is likewise a museum. Spend an afternoon there learning about the history of Hereford, walking along its award-winning gardens, buying souvenirs at the gift shop and of course, watching the sunset as the evening draws near. The lighthouse was designed by the Lighthouse Boards Chief Draftsman, Paul J. Pelz, in what is known as "Swiss Carpenter Gothic" style. The gardens, with more than 200 plant varieties, are planted in the Victorian cottage style. Open year round, they accommodate visitors, school trips, senior citizen groups and other tour groups for a fee of $4 for persons age 12 and up, and $1 for children 11 and under. They also offer combination tickets for both Hereford and the nearby Cape May Lighthouse for $9 for adults and $3 for children under 11.