The measure proposes allowing shore municipalities to provide active military, veterans, spouses and dependent children of veterans free or reduced cost access to beaches
The Wildwoods, NJ – January 25, 2022 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA) applauds and greatly supports a recently introduced New Jersey legislative bill that proposes free or reduced cost beach admission for active military, veterans, and their families at all Jersey Shore beach communities.
The measure, sponsored by NJ Assemblymen John Catalano and Gregory P. McGuckin and by NJ Senator James Holzapfel, would allow shore municipalities to provide active military, veterans, spouse and dependent children of veterans free or reduced cost access to beaches.
The Wildwoods, NJ have always offered FREE, spacious, white-sandy beach access to the public – including veterans and their families. In addition, GWTIDA supports its local municipalities – which include North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest – with over ¾ of a million dollars in annual beach offset funding to help with the cost of beach maintenance, lifeguards, and other beach expenses to keep the beaches free to the public.
Stretching for five miles across North Wildwood, Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, the Wildwoods beaches are free for visitors to enjoy with no beach tags required. The Wildwoods promote its beaches as the ideal location to clear the mind, escape the chaos, and enjoy the calming effects of ‘Beach Therapy’. Their wide, spacious beaches allow plenty of room to stretch out. Beachgoers have the option of choosing to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun, or a more adventurous day of activities on the water, such as surfing, boogie boarding, fishing, power boating, jet-skiing, sailing, kayaking, and whale watching. Plus, there’s a dog-friendly beach and a large dog park right on the sand at Glenwood Avenue Beach, ensuring that visitors can bring along their four-legged friends.
In addition to being the perfect place for relaxation, the beach gives visitors a wonderful opportunity to exercise freely. With a great view and plenty of space, the Wildwoods are perfect for a run along the shoreline, yoga on the warm sand, or a swim in the ocean. Bike riding is also a great way to exercise by the beach. The Wildwoods offer a scenic, beach-side bike route that runs nearly the entire length of the five-mile island from the southernmost tip of the island along the beach bike path, up onto the world famous 2.5-mile Wildwoods Boardwalk to North Wildwood’s Mulberry Bike Path to the Sea Wall, a 12-mile scenic round trip.
For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.