The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1874 and is the most important historic structure on Five Mile Beach. The Lighthouse is open to the public and continues to function as an active navigational aid maintained by the United States Coast Guard. Visitors to the Lighthouse will learn about the history of the building and the local area. The Lighthouse grounds are a great place to relax and take in the ocean air, and a stroll the gardens will allow visitors to enjoy the beauty of the seashore right up to the seawall at Hereford Inlet. For additional information, questions or inquiries, please email

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Open 7 Days a Week until Mid-October
9AM-5PM – Last Tour 4PM

Gardens are open daily from dawn until dusk.

111 N Central Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260