North Wildwood To Take Some of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest’s Beaches

In a recent article from Shore News Today, it was announced that the Army Corps of Engineers is planning something big for the entire island. They have been keeping an eye on the eroding beaches in North Wildwood and think they have a solution that will fix the problem. Move portions of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest’s Beaches.

In the photo below we constructed what the beaches would look like after it’s done. Red shows what’s being taken while green shows what will be gained

It may sound crazy but it could work. The beaches in Wildwood Crest and Wildwood varies in length up to 1,900 feet so we know they have the sand to spare. The Army Corps of Engineers will take up to 500 feet of their sand and bring it all the back to North Wildwood’s beaches.

To help Wildwood Crest and Wildwood with storms the Army Corps will build new dunes that will be up to Army Corps standards. The current sand dunes in Wildwood Crest are not up to standards.

When it’s all said and done it is expected to be completed by 2019.

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About The Author

My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

7 Responses

  1. larmarz@comcast.net'
    Lawrence Litrenta

    It’s great what they are doing for the North Wildwood beaches. However, how are you going to keep the sand from being washed away again, and again, and again.

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    • superman08260@hotmail.com'
      Steve

      That was my concern. The article states that the Army Corps of Engineers “think this will work.” Sure, until another storm. I’d like to see some more permanent fix. From what I’ve read, the reason the Crest and WW beaches are huge is because of the Cold Spring jetty. The sand moves N-S and backs up when it reaches the jetty. A jetty at 26th St. might do the same thing for N. WW.

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  2. matthew.brandley@outlook.com'
    matt

    a few bad storms and its all gone. a waste of tax payer money. Build a sea wall and the problem is solved

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  3. roy_lopez5314@hotmail.com'
    Roy Lopez

    It’s where the sand came from to begin with, NW! How about taking sand from “champagne island”, off of 2nd st? Soon you’ll be able to walk to Stone Harbor/Avalon if that inlet isn’t dredged. Same with the waterways in the back bay, the one you can see as you’re coming over the bridge into Anglesea. The sand build up there is also closing off the channel.

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  4. Justang_gt@yahoo.com'
    Justin Cartwright

    500ft? Only? When I was a kid the pier between the Pan American and Attache had water under it. Bring the water closer and not so far away that I need a dune buggy to get me to the surf.

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