The prettiest places on the entire island to view the Atlantic Ocean (at least in my honest opinion) happens to be in North Wildwood as you walk along (on) the seawall. When we first started going down there on vacation in 2000, this seawall was non-existent. A few years later they added it in and boy...I'm so glad that they did!
There are two areas on the seawall that have covered seating areas. I call them gazebos and they are relatively close to one another. It's nice to sit under those covered seating areas on blistering hot days to get into the shade or during rainy days when you still want to sit out and watch the ocean waves roll in.
This area of the Wildwoods island has the prettiest scenic views of the water and beaches. In addition, it's a LOT less crowded on this section of the island as compared to Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. Plus, you don't have to walk a mile to reach the water's edge...it's only a few yards away. Great for those of you who want to walk the beach and go shelling too!
After you've spent some time here, you can find some local eateries nearby to grab a bite to eat. We like Westy's Irish Pub, Keenan's and a few others that are in the area. You can visit the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse and walk through their beautiful botanical gardens for free. If you want to tour the inside of the lighthouse, you'll have to pay a small admission fee for that.
If you're heading down to Wildwood and looking for the prettiest beachfront walking area, this is definitely the place you want to be!