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Some beaches to close as $10M beach restoration project begins in N. Wildwood

A dredge pipe is on the beach in North Wildwood along with surveyors. This week crews are expected to begin pumping sand to replenish the city’s badly eroded beaches.

Posted on June 5, 2024

Storm-driven erosion has shrunk the beach at high tide on Seventh Avenue in North Wildwood to a skinny version of its former self.

A once 70-foot-wide dune has been wiped out.

Starting this week, the state of New Jersey will begin beefing up the stretch of beach, as well as others, in North Wildwood as part of an eagerly anticipated taxpayer-funded emergency replenishment project for the resort community.

“We’ve been coming down to the beach for years, and we’ve watched it go from larger to smaller,” Jim Brown of Clifton Heights said Monday as he walked the promenade in front of the beach with Jen Wark. “It’s been pretty considerable. If it’s high tide, you’re sitting on top of each other.”

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