In what is a big win for New Jersey dog-owners, Wildwood will soon open up a dog-beach at Poplar Avenue. 

Trying to find dog-friendly beaches in New Jersey is difficult in the summer. Most of the "dog beaches" are along the bays and those few dog-friendly ocean-facing spots, like in Island Beach State Park, are mostly fishing beaches.  

Under the terms of the ordinance dogs must be licensed, must always be leashed and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Dogs and their owners are invited to join city officials Sat., June 14 as Wildwood cuts a ribbon to officially open its dog-friendly beach, which will span one-city block. The event will take place on the beach at Poplar Avenue at noon.

"This is just another way that the city is thinking forward in terms of the beach," said City Commissioner Pete Byron, "This is a huge boost for the city and for tourism. By bringing this dog beach to the city, we're optimistic that local businesses will see increases in revenue as dog owners choose Wildwood as their vacation destination."

Check out this week's shore guide