As one of the most beloved Wildwood resorts on the beach, the Matador Oceanfront Family Resort has been family-owned and operated for over 40 years. We are committed to giving our customers a family-friendly, affordable and enjoyable vacation experience. Additionally, we value each customer and are constantly striving to keep our facilities in the best possible condition. We believe in personable, prompt and attentive service at all times. In short, we appreciate your business and will do everything we can to ensure a memorable shore experience.
As a guest of our oceanfront hotel in Wildwood, NJ, you will enjoy unmatched access to the best attractions, points of interest and things to do in the area.
Respectfully Yours, The Del Monte Family – Matador Oceanfront Resort established 1970.
North Wildwood Beach
The most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic coastline stretch on for miles and miles – and access is free! These powdery-white beaches offer plenty of room for any number of summertime activities – everything from surfing and skim boarding to catching up on your reading or snoozing in the shade under an umbrella. Wildwood beaches have been voted some of the best in the country and are host to a number of events throughout the season, including soccer tournaments, monster truck rallies, soccer concerts and the Wildwoods International Kite Festival.
The sights, the sounds and the smells of the Wildwood boardwalks in NJ are the stuff memories are made of—and it’s all right here waiting for you. When you step outside one of the top Jersey Shore motels, the Matador, you can enjoy everything this area has to offer. Night or day, rain or shine, the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk awaits you. Whether you’re out for a morning run, strolling along with a baby carriage or taking in the carnival amusements, there’s always something happening on the boardwalk.
Best of all, if all the fun and excitement wears you out, our world-famous Sightseer Tram Car will take you from one end of the boardwalk to the other. Now that’s relaxation!
Morey’s Piers include Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Landing and Adventure Pier. Waterparks include Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club as well as Raging Waters Waterpark.
The Wildwood Convention Center is a modern, multipurpose facility equipped with exhibit, ballroom, meeting and pre-function space.
Located on the world-famous Wildwoods Boardwalk directly overlooking the beach and the ocean, this unique, state-of-the-art, 260,000-square-foot facility has one of the most spacious, flexible, innovative and inviting venues available for conventions, trade shows, meetings, concerts and exhibits. Located within a day’s drive of one-third of America’s population, it can accommodate groups as small as 100 or as large as 10,000.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is a working lighthouse as well as a museum. It is open to the public for guided and self-guided tours. Visitors will learn about the history of Hereford and get a glimpse of the life of a lighthouse keeper in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Wildwood Historical Society
For 50 years, the Wildwood Historical Society has preserved the fascinating background and great memories of the Wildwood area. Our museum is an invaluable source of information and enjoyment for anyone who enters its doors. Once you step inside, you feel as if you have been transported back in time. From the region’s simple beginnings in the late 1800s to the rock and rollin’ hey-days of the 1950s and 60’s, the museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts and memorabilia covers it all. Prepare to be truly amazed.
Sunken Ship, Sunset Beach
The S. S. Atlantus is probably the most famous concrete ship. She was built by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Brunswick, Georgia and launched on December 5, 1918 as the second concrete ship constructed in the World War I Emergency Fleet. On June 8th, a storm hit and the ship broke free of her moorings, running aground 150 feet off the coast of Sunset Beach. Several attempts were made to free the ship, but none were successful. Since then, the Atlantus has become a tourist attraction seen by millions.
Cape May Lighthouse
The lighthouse was built in 1859 under the supervision of U.S. Army engineer William F. Raynolds. It was automated in 1946 and continues operations to this day. Also, it’s the third fully documented lighthouse to be built at Cape May Point. The first was built in 1823 and the second in 1847.
Cape May County Zoo
This spectacular zoo in the Cape May Court House features over 550 critters representing more than 250 different species. And best of all, in 2010, the birth of two Snow Leopard cubs put the zoo on the national map. In 2012, the zoo saw its third consecutive year of Snow Leopard births! A well-planned boardwalk system takes you up and over several living areas of the park’s inhabitants, including lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, bison and more. Plus, you’ll find sheltered rest areas with binoculars for viewing. When you’re looking for fun things do with your family, check out the following list of animals, birds and reptiles that call the Cape May County Zoo home. The best part is admission is FREE!
Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NAS Wildwood served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits and educational interactive displays.
Raging Waters Waterpark
Behind Mariner’s Landing, guests will find action and excitement at Raging Waters Waterpark. Inspired by shipwrecks, this waterpark looks and feels like it might have just washed up one day ready for families to enjoy.
The Washington Street Mall
The Washington Street Mall, located in Cape May, NJ, was constructed as a three-block pedestrian concourse in 1972, received a facelift in June of 2008. The mall is comprised of small, independent shops, many of which are multi-generational and family-owned. Stop by to see what lovely souvenirs of your trip you can take home with you.