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24 Jul

Exploring Wildwoods, NJ by Bike: Fun and Eco-Friendly Sightseeing on your NJ Beach Vacation

Wildwoods, NJ is known for its bikeability– From the bustling boardwalk to serene state parks and wildlife refuges, biking in the Wildwoods is a fun and eco-friendly sightseeing adventure.  Pedaling around Wildwoods, NJ opens up a world of natural wonders and hidden attractions that can be overlooked by other visitors.  

Are you ready for some movement and fun in the sun?  Here are some tips for exploring Wildwoods, NJ by bike:

Bring Your Own Bike or Rent One!

Deciding whether to bring your own bike on your NJ beach vacation, or to rent one, depends on your personal preferences, travel circumstances and budget considerations.  Bringing your own bike offers familiarity and cost savings (so long as you already have the proper gear to travel with it), whereas renting can provide more of a convenient and carefree experience as you don’t have to worry about maintenance and storage.  

There are a handful of bike rental shops on the Wildwoods boardwalk, with many located conveniently right at the entrance.  Most shops open at 6am, so you can take advantage of getting an early start to your day.  Additionally, there are independent bike shops in Wildwood and surrounding areas which offer a great selection of rentals.  One of the most popular spots is Crest Bike Rentals, which has been in business over 60 years.  Depending on your desired transportation, you can rent cruisers, tandem bikes, or even bikes with trailers or child seats.  With all the options, you’ll be sure to find the perfect ride for you and your crew to embark on a wonderful New Jersey beach biking adventure. 

Tips for a Successful Rental

-Be sure to inquire about rental rates and duration

-Understand deposit policies

-Ask if helmets are available with your rental, or consider packing one

-Remember to bring your ID with you

Top Biking Spots in Wildwoods, NJ

The Iconic Wildwoods Boardwalk

What better way to start your NJ beach vacation than waking up early and venturing down the boardwalk.  The boardwalk is known for offering the best of classic Americana, and spans 2.5 miles which are all bikeable. Bikes are permitted on the boardwalk from 5 am until noon, so get an early start! Gear up and enjoy the perfect mix of ocean views, lively atmosphere and endless entertainment options.  

The Wildwoods Bike Path

This free bike path is a 12 mile long, round-trip, paved trail which runs nearly the entire length of the 5 mile long island. Enjoy a leisurely ride with stops along the way, or opt for more of an athletic experience and complete the whole trail. The path begins at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in Wildwood Crest. On the northern part of the trail there is a special “bikes only” lane from 1st to 26th avenues along Surf Avenue and on the North Wildwood Seawall; this spot is ideal for families or biking in a group.  There are also picnic tables and benches along the path which create for a nice rest stop.  Feel the breeze and take in the views of scenic New Jersey marshlands, coastal beauty, and charming residential areas. 

Cape May Point State Park

This location is just a short distance away from Wildwoods and is a haven for naturalist enthusiasts and cyclists.  The park offers several biking trails which weave through marshes, dunes and forests.  Get ready to be inspired by the captivating landscape and an array of birdlife.  The park also features the iconic Cape May Lighthouse, which offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area.  

Cape May County Park and Zoo

This gorgeous park is perfect for active nature lovers.  Cape May County Park and Zoo boasts over 200 acres of lush greenery and a variety of animal exhibits.  The bike trails weave through forests and open space, offering much to be explored.  Enjoy the exhibits and also keep your eye out for the fantastic wildlife, including red foxes, deer and a wide variety of bird species. 

Additional Tips for an Enjoyable New Jersey Beach Biking Adventure:

*Be sure to always wear a helmet and follow all traffic laws

*Always carry water with you

*Be aware of the weather forecast 

*If biking during the summer, be sure to lather on the sunscreen and rock your sunglasses!

*Always listen to your body and take a break when you need one

Create Memories and Plan Your NJ Beach Vacation Today

Come take in the scenery and culture of the Wildwoods NJ shore.  Biking is a great way to bond with your friends and family, so pedal along and create NJ beach memories that will last a lifetime.  

Looking for the perfect place to stay on your NJ beach vacationArmada By-the-Sea offers a beautiful ocean view from every room.  Steps away from the boardwalk and right adjacent to Centennial Park, our seaside motel provides a vacation where you can choose whether it be peaceful and relaxing, full of activity, or a little bit of both!  Contact us today and explore our booking options.


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