Wildwood dog beach named second best in nation

    The giant fire hydrant  structure lets you know you're at the dog park. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

    The giant fire hydrant structure lets you know you're at the dog park. (Alan Tu/WHYY)

    You might want to consider taking Fido along during your next trip to Wildwood.
    That’s because the Wildwoods Dog Beach has been ranked the second best in the nation, according to a readers choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.
    (To view the full list of winners, click here.)
    “It’s an honor to be named among the best in the nation in anything,” said John Siciliano, executive director/CFO of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA).
    “Many families consider their four-legged friends family members and insist on traveling with their pets, so the Wildwoods make it possible for the entire ‘family’ to vacation together by offering a number of pet-friendly hotels-motels and a designated area of beach just for them,” he added.
    The Wildwoods Dog Beach is at on Poplar Avenue in Wildwood.
    Tails have been wagging as dogs make their way across the Boardwalk and onto the sand and past the 25-foot-tall fire hydrant sculpture at the entrance to the Dog Beach. 
    The block-and-half-long, 190-yard-wide area is open from 6 a.m. until dusk and the beach is well equipped with furry-amenities including water stations, signs telling doggy owners to clean up after their loved ones and plastic bags for scooping up after their pets.


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