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Wildwood Crest is a summer resort community located on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Cape May County, New Jersey, about 40 miles south of Atlantic City.

The small borough occupies slightly more than one square mile of a barrier island known as Five Mile Beach. The cities of Wildwood and North Wildwood, and the borough of West Wildwood are neighbors to the north on the same island.

Wildwood Crest is the favorite destination of ten of thousands of vacationers from all over the northeastern region of the United States and eastern Canada.  Its year-round population of only 3,980 swells to as many as 80,000 on summer weekends.

Regional Map

See our Google Map link
in the column to the right.

Local Map
Typical summer scenes of our
2-mile long white sandy beach.



Wildwood Crest Borough Hall
6101 Pacific Avenue

The large wing on the left of the
photo is the former firehouse.


Crest Pier
Ocean Avenue & Heather Road

No longer an actual "pier", the third Crest Pier is the borough's recreation center. The first Crest Pier was destroyed by fire in 1917.  The second was demolished in 1987 to make way for this attractive and functional building.

Wildwood Crest Fishing Pier
on the beach at Heather Road

This morning photo of the fishing
pier on the beautiful Wildwood Crest
beach captures the serenity that
attracts thousands of tourists
each year.
The Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 has served the community since the borough's inception in 1910. The 45-member fire company is funded by the Borough of Wildwood Crest and through various fund-raisers conducted by the members and by the 25 members of the Ladies Auxiliary.
The firehouse is located at 7100 Pacific Ave., which is almost the exact geographic center of the Borough. While only 3-4 blocks wide, "the Crest" occupies almost two miles of Five Mile Beach Island.
The fire company responds to an average of 225 alarms per year. Being a resort community on a barrier island, the types of fires that we respond to is somewhat different than those encountered by fire departments in other parts of the county.
Shore Plaza Motel Fire
WCFD Photo by Pat Canning
We have very little industry in our response area, but life safety hazards can be rather challenging. Being surrounded by water, we also must be prepared to respond to marine incidents, including occasional boat fires.
Royal Flush Fire
WCFD Photo
  Building construction consists of two- and three-story Victorian-style homes, modern one- and two-story homes, commercial occupancies, and dozens of motels including several 6, 7, and 8-story beachfront resorts.
Tourist attractions include a wide beach that is rated as one of the best on the East Coast, the world-class amusement piers on the nearby Wildwood Boardwalk, fishing, boating, golf courses, bicycling, and many other activities.

Visit us soon!

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343 - Never forgotten.
NJ State Firemen's Convention
in Wildwood:
Sept. 13 & 14, 2024
Exhibits- 9/13/24 8am-5pm

  9/14/24 8am-1 pm
Parade- 9/14/24 2:00 pm

The Cape May County
Golf Tournament
Thursday 9/12/24

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