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Wildwood Crest Borough

Cape May County, New Jersey

Wildwood Crest Borough Hall is located at 6101 Pacific Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260.
Phone: 609-522-5176,

Wildwood Crest is a South Jersey barrier island beach resort town that was incorporated as a borough in 1910 from portions of Lower Township. The land boundaries of Wildwood Crest border the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township to the south and the City of Wildwood to the north. The Atlantic Ocean forms the eastern shoreline. The borough's westerly shoreline is formed by Sunset Lake, part of a tidal estuary that was once connected to the Atlantic Ocean by Turtle Gut Inlet that was later filled in 1922. According to the 2010 Census, the borough has a total area of 1.309 square miles with over 38 percent of its area being comprised of beach and dunes, estuarine lagoon (Sunset Lake), and coastal wetlands.

Wildwood Crest and its neighboring towns of Wildwood, North Wildwood, and West Wildwood make up "The Greater Wildwoods," a 5 mile long barrier island resort that is a historically popular vacation destination for those living in all parts of New Jersey as well as the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas. Beginning in the mid-twentieth century large numbers of summer vacationers began arriving from as far away as Canada. The resort island has been further expanded with the most recent development of the Diamond Beach community south of Wildwood Crest in neighboring Lower Township, historically referred to as two mile island from having been separated from the five mile island to its north by Turtle Gut Inlet until its filling. Unlike its sister communities that make up the present resort island Wildwood Crest is a dry town generally set apart from the all-hours excitement that the resort area is known for.

Nearby Towns: Cape May City • Wildwood City •