Wildwood has changed a lot....mostly for the better.
could you elaborate on how Wildwood is getting better I have been going to the shore for over 50 years and was just down at the crest for the last week. There appears to be more drugs and crime reported in the papers down there.[/QUOTE]
Have owned a house down in the Crest for the past 36 years and started spending the whole summer in North Wildwood when I was 5.
Drugs have gotten bad all over and if you read the local paper most of the drug arrests are people vacationing from New York, North Jersey and the suburbs around Philly.
By changing for the better I mean 99% of the sweat-box flop houses are gone, the entire Wildwoods no longer close down after Labor-day but have many events during the fall that draw crowds that bring in as many people as the July 4th weekend.
They have the nicest, safest beaches in the state. Even most businesses on the boardwalk stay open till Columbus Day, but beaches are not protected past the weekend after Labor Day still.
Fishing wise you have a lot of options to catch a lot of fish, problem is with regulations fluke are running around a 25 to 1 ratio of keepers and seabass most of the summer season is closed or limited to 2 legal sized fish.
Fall surf fishing is good and party boats are not crowded during the week.
Don't judge it by what you read but how nice of a time you had when you were there.