South Jersey Shore Destinations

Madison Resort Wildwood Crest has just experienced their Grand Opening after the stunning and beautiful renovation of the Oceanview Motel. We recently had the opportunity to visit Madison Resort Wildwood Crest and its sister property, Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May. Our experience at both of the resorts was outstanding and we highly recommend them to our readers as the summer unfolds. Plan a family trip, friends’ outing, couple’s vacation or go solo. The south Jersey shore is beckoning!

Madison Resort Wildwood Crest

You may know Wildwood Crest for their great beach scene and iconic boardwalk.  Now, you can luxuriate at Madison Resort Wildwood Crest, a venue that will make your vacation dreams come true. Combined with the adjacent Royal Hawaiian property, it is one expansive resort with 200 guest rooms that can accommodate all size parties, three restaurants, two pools, cabana and poolside seating, two hot tubs, two fitness centers, five conference rooms, rooftop event space and the option for pet friendly accommodations.

The Madison Resort Wildwood Crest property’s massive renovation has smartly combined the historic doo-wop style of the former Oceanview Motel with a modern, appealing design that will transport you to that South Beach, Miami feeling. The bright white exterior, gorgeous pastel accents, oversized hammocks, pool lounges, modern wooden furnishings, firepits, and bistro lighting over the pool and sun deck invite total relaxation.  The fashionable interior of the rooms will charm and they have all you’ll ever want for your stay such as a mini-fridge, Keurig, dishware and a microwave.

The pool at Madison Resort Wildwood Crest

Not only is the Madison Resort Wildwood Crest’s hospitality outstanding, but the location couldn’t be better.  With the opening of their on-premises restaurant, guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the property. The expansive beach is steps away and there are bicycle rentals right across the street.  If you’re visiting with youngsters, the community’s Sunset Park is just a block away with a large modern playground and a kiddie splash park. And special events abound at the Resort such as their First Annual Luau.

Bobby Rydell once sang in his popular song, Wildwood Days, “every day’s a holiday and every night is Saturday night.” Make your next day a true holiday at Madison Resort Wildwood Crest.

Madison Resort Wildwood Crest is located at 7201 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260, 609-884-4063.

The pool at Montreal Beach Resort

Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May-America’s Oldest Resort Town Shines Bright this Summer

There are so many reasons why people plan vacations in Cape May and the best place to plan your stay is Montreal Beach Resort, an oceanfront property perfectly situated for a top-notch visit this summer. And it’s just a few blocks from the beach community’s Convention Hall.

Montreal Beach Resort, a Madison Resorts property, offers the best in Cape May hospitality featuring spacious, well-appointed guest rooms with balconies facing the beach, a lovely heated pool, and their onsite restaurant, Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille. The resort offers games and activities for the kiddos, oceanfront private event space, 24/7 guest services, and golf cart transportation from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to local destinations. 

We like that Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their modern American cuisine also has local seafood dishes. Their rooftop bar has a great line-up of live entertainment and patrons return again and again to relish their cocktail program that includes the signature Orange Crush. Harry’s delivers food and drink to the beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Order from the beach menu and have your order delivered directly from the kitchen to the beach. And The Wine Cellar at Harry’s is incredibly convenient.  It is the only liquor, beer and wine store on the beach. 

Montreal Beach Resort

For those who love to spend their days on the beach, the resort complimentary supplies guests with two beach chairs or two chaise lounges, umbrella, and beach tags and towels for everyone in their party.

A trip to Cape May is not just about the beautiful sandy white beaches. It is well known for Victorian style architecture that people enjoy touring and local wineries are just a short drive away.  You can also spend time at Cape May Point State Park with its iconic lighthouse, bird watching opportunities, hiking trails, and so much more. 

Cape May has long proven to be one of New Jersey’s favorite shore destinations for a relaxing getaway.  Make it yours at Montreal Beach Resort! 

Montreal Beach Resort is located at 1025 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204, 609-884-7011. 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Madison Resorts

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.