The Wildwoods Dog-Friendly Beaches and Parks Are Now Open!

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 29, 2020The Wildwoods dog friendly-designated beach on Glenwood Avenue is now open!

From May through October, every four-legged friend has this special, designated place to call their own. Just to be safe, all dogs have to be licensed, must always be leashed, except inside the dog park, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their four-legged friends. Social distancing must also be practiced by owners.

The Wildwoods Dog Beach has been named one of the Top 10 ‘Best Dog Friendly Beaches’ in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. USA TODAY 10Best teamed up with BringFido.com to nominate the 20 most dog-friendly beaches in the nation. The Wildwoods Dog Beach received the second highest number of votes, ranking it #2 overall in the nation.

Tails have been wagging as dogs make their way across the Boardwalk, and onto the sand as they approach the 25-foot-tall Fire Hydrant Sculpture at the Dog Park – right at the entrance to the Dog Beach. The Dog Park is completely fenced in so your furry friend has enough room to run and stretch their legs, and is also separated into two sections – one for large breed dogs, and the other for small breed dogs. As with the Dog Beach, all dogs entering the Dog Park must be licensed, and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their four-legged friends. The block-and-a-half-long, 190-yard-wide area is open from 6 a.m. until dusk, and this section of the beach is well equipped with all-furry amenities including water stations and signs reminding doggy owners to clean up after their loved ones equipped with free plastic bags for scooping up after their pets.

Additional dog friendly recreational attractions throughout the Wildwoods include Sunset Lake, the Sea Wall in North Wildwood, and the Wildwoods Bike Path.

Dog Friendly Accommodations

When you’re on vacation, it’s often hard to find accommodations to suit the entire family. Below is a list of dog friendly places in the Wildwoods. Hotels, motels and short-term rental properties opened in Wildwood and North Wildwood on Tuesday, May 26. Wildwood Crest properties will open on Monday, June 1. Please call to confirm that the hotel/motel of interest is reopening and that dogs are welcome.


Short-term rental properties, like all aspects of reopening the Wildwoods for the summer, will take measures to meet social distancing guidelines by initially opening at 60% capacity. Increased sanitizing and cleaning protocols, especially in high-touch areas, will be encouraged to ensure an optimal visitor experience. Additional measures may include having later check-in times to allow additional time for guest room preparation and enhanced sanitizing.

Admiral Resort Motel

7200 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 609-522-7704

Beach Colony Motel

500 E. Stockton Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 609-522-4037

Enchantras Bed & Breakfast

2814 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ 609-523-1101

Howard Johnson Wildwood Oceanfront Hotel

423 East 23rd Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 609-522-7508

Island Breeze Motel

411 E. 26th Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 609-522-2700

Jade East Motel

510 E. 4th Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 609-522-1867

Monaco Motel

4211 Ocean Ave, Wildwood, NJ 609-522-2269

Red Horse on the Lake

7705 New Jersey Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 609-522-1667

Royal Hawaiian Beachfront Resort

500 E. Orchid Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 609-522-3414

Rus Mar Motel

5010 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 609-522-0101

Sand Box Motel

5310 Park Blvd., Wildwood, NJ 609-846-1200

Sandy Shores Resort

2511 Atlantic Ave., North Wildwood, NJ 609-522-7422

Skylark Resort Motel

3917 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ 609-522-5082

Tide Winds Motel

231 E. Davis Ave., Wildwood, NJ 609-522-0901

GWTIDA is working collectively with the island’s three municipalities, the Greater Wildwood Hotel and Motel Association (GWHMA), the Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID), the Wildwood Special Improvement District (WSID), and the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce to encourage them to implement initiatives among the destination’s businesses and attractions to enhance the safety of employees and guests as the Wildwoods gradually reopen. These include increased intensive sanitizing protocols and social distancing procedures.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732. 

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