Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is Closed Until Further Notice. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

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 beauity of the seashore right up to the seawall at Hereford Inlet. For additional information, questions or inquiries, please email herefordlighthouse@northwildwood.com.

With much thought and serious consideration we regretfully announce the cancellation of the 2020 National Lighthouse Day celebration at Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. We look forward to hosting the 2021 celebration and hope to see all of you then. 

In the meantime, stay well and stay safe.

2020 Hours of Operation Currently closed.

111 N Central Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260

March 15 to May 9 Friday – Sunday, 10am to 2pm

May 10 to October 20 Seven days a week 9am to 5pm

October 21 to December 8 Friday – Sunday, 10am to 2pm

CLOSED 12/9 – 3/14