A Day Trip to the Beach in Wildwood New Jersey
Our Beach Trip to Wildwood New Jersey
Do you love the beach? I know I sure do! It's even better when you go at a time that isn't very crowded, which is what happened when we went to the beach in Wildwood, New Jersey on August 1, 2011.
This was my first time in New Jersey, and I was just as excited as the kids!
We had a nice day weather wise, with temps in the 90's and a light breeze. We strolled along the boardwalk and then hit the beach. The sky was a beautiful blue filled with white wispy clouds when we arrived, but turned a stormy gray right before we left the beach. In fact, we got caught in a terrible thunderstorm on the way back to our hotel.
We made it safely back to the hotel, but we hated for our day at the beach to come to an end.
All photos in this lens were taken by the author (one or two taken by my husband).
Where is Wildwood, New Jersey?
If you have never been, it's a great place to go with the family; even if you only make it there once. We were only in Wildwood for a day, but we had a great time!
The Reason for Our Visit
We don't get to travel a lot, but the summer of 2011 led us to New Jersey.
Our two oldest daughters are competitive bowlers, and they qualified to bowl in a tournament there.
Our hotel was actually in Maple Shade, New Jersey; but because we were not too far from the ocean, we decided to find a beach near us and spend the day. Follow along to check out our day trip to the beach in Wildwood New Jersey.
The low temperature in Wildwood, New Jersey on August 1, 2011, was 75 degrees Fahrenheight; the high temperature was 93 degrees. There was a breeze around 9 - 10 miles per hour. It was a beautiful day!
Strolling Along the Boardwalk
Before going out to the beach, we strolled along the boardwalk. There are so many interesting shops to stop at, but because it was so hot when we arrived, we found a great place to stop. Check it out below.
This picture and my Polish water ice photos were taken with my cell phone.
This was one of our favorite stops on the boardwalk that day....the Polish Water Ice stand! It has a wonderful icy, fruity taste...perfect on a hot day!
Enjoying Polish Water Ice! - Perfect on a hot day!Click thumbnail to view full-size
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Leaving the Boardwalk
After spending some time on the boardwalk, we decided it was time to head out to the ocean.
It was a pretty long walk, as you can see in the following pictures, but we got to see the carnival rides beside us and the beautiful view of the ocean stretching out in front of us.
We didn't have time to ride any rides though, but it would have been fun if we had time!
The Long Walk to the Ocean!
Have You Been Here?
Have you ever been to the beach at Wildwood, New Jersey?
The Camera I Used for All the Beach and Ocean Photos Below... - The Canon Powershot A3100 IS
You don't have to have an expensive camera to take great photos! I found this camera very easy to use, and it took great photos in the AUTO mode without me having to change any of the settings. One day I would love to have a DSLR camera (and learn to use it), but for now my little point and shoot camera suits me fine.
I am a very amateur photographer, but I do love to take photos. This camera was great on our trip and easy to use, especially with four kids in tow!
FINALLY....Made it to the ocean
Whew! Walking through all that sand sure gave us all a workout! I felt that walk for a couple of days afterward. It was well worth it though, as the beach and the waves were beautiful!
The Girls' First Time in the OceanClick thumbnail to view full-size
A Great Beach for Kids!
The beach at Wildwood was a great beach for the kids. It had a very gradual water entry where the water stayed shallow for a good bit. You could walk out at least 20 feet or more and the water was still barely above your ankles. The sand was very fine and smooth, with very few broken shells or foreign items in it. This made it very easy for the little ones to walk on the sand barefooted without hurting their feet.
Playing in the Sand
Dad Helping His Girls Make a Sandcastle
Hunting for ClamsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Here are a Few of the Clams the Girls Were Hunting
These tiny little clams were all over the place! Every time a wave came ashore, they washed up on the beach. You could see part of the clams sticking out of the shell, and they would grab hold of the sand and bury under it so fast it was amazing!
The girls had a small cup, and they would scoop up the sand so that they could watch the clams bury themselves again. It made for a great science lesson!
Me and my daughters
My husband snapped this shot of all 5 of us in the ocean. He doesn't like to swim, so he stayed on the beach.
A Storm Approaches! - Blues changed to grays.
The beach really changed as evening came, because a bad thunderstorm was approaching. The beautiful blue sky and white clouds were replaced with a lot of hazy grays, and the wind picked up speed. As you can tell from the photo, the waves at the shoreline were much rougher than when we first arrived. This unfortunately signaled our time to leave the beach.
Time to Leave...
I guess all good things must come to an end. I hope we can visit here again sometime!
Videos of Others Enjoying Wildwood, New Jersey
Here are a few videos of Wildwood, New Jersey from other people's perspective. Hear the waves of the Atlantic Ocean; the second video was made only 11 days after our visit.
Cool Beach Towels for Your Next Day at the Beach!
If you love Scooby Doo like me, this towel is awesome!
My oldest daughter loves these dolphins!
I think these turtles will be right at home on the beach!
This is cute for all the girls who love Hello Kitty!
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