Mayors of the Wildwoods told the business community their beaches are undergoing changes, from replenishment and grading to the addition of beach bars, all efforts designed to get the tourism community ready for summer.
During a recent meeting of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, the mayors of Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest said all of the beaches will be ready to receive the annual influx of tourists, estimated at 9 million people each year.
On the northern end, North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey said a beach-replenishment project will add 150,000 cubic yards of sand to the city’s strand, and the recent additions of handicapped-accessible walkways and ramps make Boardwalk and beach access for all even easier.
The replenishment project, he said, is expected to begin in May and be done by late June.
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr., happy to have the city’s budget in place, said the city continues to look to its vast beach for new revenue sources. The goal, he said, is to add everything from a beach bar to concerts and other activities to draw visitors and add to the city’s coffers.
Press Release, April 22, 2013