The Wildwoods’ Beaches Voted #1 Best Beach in New Jersey in USA Today’s 2024 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards Contest

The Wildwoods, NJ – May 29, 2024 – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) proudly announces that the Wildwoods’ beaches have been voted the #1 Best Beach in New Jersey in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. View the contest results here:

“The Wildwoods are thrilled to win this prestigious USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Award and want to thank everyone who voted the Wildwoods as New Jersey’s best beaches. Our five miles of pristine, white sand beaches offer an ideal spot to relax, rejuvenate, reconnect, and make family memories that last a lifetime. And best of all, our beaches are free to enjoy with no beach tags required,” explained Louis M. Belasco, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority Executive Director.

Convenient to millions, the Wildwoods are an easy drive from Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and New York, making it the ideal location for a family vacation at the beach.

The Wildwoods have appealed to vacationing families for more than a century, having everything you could ever want in a vacation experience all on one five-mile island. Stretching across the three communities of North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest, the island’s expansive, clean, safe beaches offer vacationers plenty of room to spread out. The Wildwoods’ award-winning beaches also remain FREE for all visitors – removing the hassle of purchasing expensive beach tags each season. There is never a fee to enjoy the beaches in the Wildwoods.

The Wildwoods’ FREE, white-sand beaches offer a spacious stretch of tranquility to relax, recharge, and reunite with friends and family. The beaches give visitors the opportunity to catch up on their reading, work on their tan, build sandcastles, and spend time with loved ones, as well as to participate in exciting watersports such as surfing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, boating, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, and more!

In addition to its beautiful, clean FREE beaches, the Wildwoods are also home to a two-and-a-half-mile iconic Boardwalk with three exciting amusement piers with over 100 rides and attractions; three beachfront Waterparks; retail shops, arcades, carnival games, and over 200 eateries.

The Wildwoods beaches are also home to major events and festivals throughout the year – most of which are FREE to attend. Annual events include regional, national, and international affairs like the Wildwoods International Kite Festival, National Marbles Tournament, mega beach concerts like the Barefoot Country Music Fest – the largest outdoor country music festival in the Northeast, Monster Truck Races on the beach, the Red Bull Beach Scramble Beach Quad Races, vintage car and motorcycle beach drag races, and so much more! And off the beach the Wildwoods host events and festivals like the Wildwoods Baby Parade – a Boardwalk tradition since 1909, weekly Friday Night Fireworks shows all season long, music and food festivals, free outdoor concerts four nights each week, and many more.

USA Today’s 10Best provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, attractions, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. Created by a team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about, so the content is constantly updated.

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