Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wildwood Hopes to Unleash New Dog Beach


When it comes to the dog days of summer, City Commissioners hope to amend an ordinance that will unleash Fido and Rover and allow the pooches to join in the fun of a Wildwood family vacation.

During the April 23 Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Commissioner Pete Byron introduced changes to an ordinance that will allow year-round access to man’s best friends and their owners in a designated beach area.

The proposed dog beach will be located in the northern end of the city near Poplar Avenue.

Dogs will be able to not only enjoy the sand, but will be able to take a dip in the ocean.

“This is a huge boost for tourism,” said Byron. “Pet owners will be able to bring their dogs along for vacations.”

The city hopes single day visitors who find themselves leaving at the of the day to tend their pets left at home will now be able to pack their pooch in the car for a multi-day vacation.

“This is just another way the City of Wildwood continues to be forward thinking in terms of its expansive beach,” said Byron. “We hope by bringing a dog beach to the city, merchants, motel and hotel owners as well as businesses throughout the city will see an increase in revenue.”

A second reading and public hearing of the ordinance will take place during the May 14 Commissioners meeting to be held in City Hall at 5:30 p.m.


  1. Thank you Commissioner Byron, Commissioner Leonetti, and Mayor Trioano. This is GREAT!

  2. I agree..Finally...Ihave been coming to Wildwood since I was 7 and I am now 65. For the last 4 year's as well as 6 other years , I spend my whole summer her and have 2dogs.
    as it is now I have to go over to the Beach area by the CMLD ferry if I want to take my pet..

  3. Sounds great. However, now now more of the hotels/motels need to be dog friendly. There are only a handful that are and, as you can imagine, they book quickly. So it still may not be so easy to bring your dog on vacation with you.