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Top Ten Spring Strolls in Cape May NJ

Our favorite lists of places to take take a Spring Walk in Cape May NJ

sPRING GLSpring has sprung in Cape May at the Jersey Shore and it’s time to put away those winter jackets and get outside for a brisk spring walk at the Jersey Shore in Cape May. We’ve listed a few of our local favorites in Cape May. This beach side resort offers a number of areas to enjoy a brisk walk from the quiet sanctuary of Cape May Point park, to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse or sitting beachside at the Beach Shack Restaurant after a day on the sand.

Our favorite top ten places to stroll in Cape May during the Spring Season.

  1. Beach Ave, Cape May – It’s Spring and the parking meters are still free, park the car and walk the promenade running across from Beach Ave. You can stop into George’s for lunch or visit the new Convention Hall, and the Surf Shop to check out the new accessories for this years beach stays.
  2. Cape May Lighthouse Pointe – Take a brisk walk on the nature trail, and join the bird watching crowd in search of local hawks and the occasional eagles spotted. The Lighthouse park has very good public access rest rooms and your steps away from the Cape May Lighthouse. Cape May Point State Park is a 235 acre state park located in Cape May Point, New Jersey. It has walking, hiking and nature trails as well as beaches, an exhibit gallery, and ranger office. For more information on the park please visit the NJ site here.
  3. Cape May Point – Cape May Point offers a quiet and tranquil park direct across the street from the Red General Store Restaurant. This quaint restaurant is a hidden gem located at 500 Cape Ave in Cape May Point NJ 08212. You can bring your small dog with you and site outside or have a lunch or dinner in this reconditioned general store. After lunch enjoy a slow walk aroend the meticulously kept park in Cape May Point.
  4. Cape May Ferry – Yes the Cape May Ferry Terminal is one of our most favorite places to walk and visit during the Spring. The Ferry has an outdoor mini putt range, and you also have one of the best views of boat traffic entering and departing the Cape May Canal. For more information on the Cape May Ferry, please visit the direct link here.
  5. The Docks at South Jersey Marina – We always enjoy walking the docks at the South Jersey Marina in Cape May. You can view all of the available fishing boats as the return with the day’s catch or take a cruise withe the Cape May Tiny Ferry service offers informational local harbor tours and pick and drop off service to the Lobster House and local marinas.
  6. Sunset Beach at Cape May Point – Sunset Beach is located at the very end of Sunset Drive as you head south past the West End Garage Ship in West Cape May. During the Summer Time you will find may bikers, joggers and birders all heading to the point. The best part about this walk is you get to visit the Sunset Beach Gift shop, you can play mini gold and it’s very close to the to the SS Atlantus and the Cape May Light.
  7. Walk over to the Congress Hall and the Virginia Hotel – The Cape May Resorts group offers several premier properties in Cape May. Our favorite walking property is the Congress Hall Hotel located beachside. You can walk the property, enjoy the great back lawn, and take a rest on the row of rocking chairs as you sit back and take in the warm summer light an beach breeze.
  8. The Beach Shack  Bar and Rusty Nail Surfer Bar – A few short blocks down from the Congress Hall you can join the hip crowd of local beach goers and families with dog’s in tow at the bar. The Beach Shack has a dog friendly menu and you will often see local’s and tourist enjoying a cool Corona in the sand crowded around the only beachside outdoor fire pit in Cape May.
  9. Cape May Shopping at the Washington Street Outdoor Shopping Mall – If you don’t mind lot’s of crowds in summer time try the Washington Street Mall and you will be rewarded with a plethora of unique beach shops and local eateries. Don’t miss the famous Hot Dog Tommy’s on Jackson Street in Cape May. You can visit Tom with the famous Hot Dog Weiner hat on his head, for some of the best local dogs in Cape May.
  10. Dog Friendly Places to walk with your Dog in Cape MayCape May Places to Walkwe are dog lovers, and are always searching for a good place to take our pup for a walk in town. Please keep in mind that Cape May has a strictly enforced no Dog Policy on the beach and your pooch will require to be leashed.  Please note that the Cape May Dog Park is closed for the next two years. For more information on places to take your talk please visit our dog friendly pages here. Cape May is very Dog Friendly, including many outdoor restaurants, or you can event take you dog for a whale and dolphin watching trip aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher. For additional info Dog Friendly places to walk and go please visit our dog friendly page here.

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by Ryan Reclaim

Cape May October Events 2013

Things to Do in Cape May During the Month of October – Cape May October Events 2013

Enjoy Cape May October Events this season

Come to Cape May During the Fall Season

October during the Autumn season is one of the best month’s to come down to the shore and enjoy the fall. Our weather in Cape May is crisp and sunny and the average temperature during the day range from the high 60 degree sunny days and cool  50 degree evenings. Cape May offers a number of events including Whale Watching, World Class Birding, Shopping, and fishing during the Autumn season.


Butterfly Migration in Cape May NJ during the Fall Season in October

A Cape May Monarch Lands at the Point

Fall brings the Birding Migrations to Cape May Point and the annual Monarch Butterfly Migrations as the rest at the southern tip of Cape May before departing on a long trip to Mexico. Cape May Point is a famous migration point for all species of birds including a favorite spot in Cape May Point at the Hawk Watch Observation Point. Cape May Autumn Birding Festival  takes place at the new Convention Hall in Cape May on Fri, 25 Oct, 2013 – Sun, 27 Oct, 2013

October also brings the Lima Bean Festival in West Cape May October 12, 2013 The West Cape May Annual Lima Bean Festival is the one event you must attend. Limas, limas, limas, soup, tacos, salad, jewelry, t-shirts and more!!!! Great food, quality vendors, antiques, entertainment and fun. Come out and celebrate West Cape May’s farming heritage. You will never think of legumes the same way again. Located in Wilbraham Park from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Rain date October 13. Call Diane Flanegan at 609-884-9325 for information.

Cape May Victorian Weekend takes place from October 11-15, 2013. This is the best time of year to visit Victorian Cape May and celebrate the unique heritage of America’s first seashore resort. Enjoy a weekend of exciting and entertaining activities from history to murder mysteries, plus house tours, food and wine events and much, much more. You can learn more about the Victorian Weekend by visiting the following Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts web site.

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Cape May October Events 2013

Cape May Whale Watching during the Fall Season. October brings some of the best dolphin and whale watching sightseeing months of the year. The cool air combined with the warm water and natural migration patterns on the Jersey Shore promises for bright sunny days for a boat trip. You will always see schools of dolphin’s off-shore and the Cape May Whale Watcher offers a mammal sighting guarantee for you trip if you don’t make a sighting during your trip.  The Cape May Whale Watchers offers three trips per day throughout the month of October. Visit the Cape May Resort ticketing site and save 10% on all of your fall Whale and Dolphin Watching during the fall season. Use promo code CAPEMAYRESORT and get Whale and Dolphin watching discount for all of your fall tickets.

Cape May Shopping and Restaurants during October.  Cape is a year round resort destination, and offers some of the best dining and shopping at the Jersey Shore. All restaurants are open during the busy fall weekends; you can anticipate some reduced openings during mid-week. Visit the Cape May Washington Mall site to check for openings of check here for a complete list of Cape May Restaurants.

Score a Discount on Travel Deals and Accommodations in Cape May. October offers discounted rates on premier Cape May properties for your weekend stay. Check early for your reservations, as September and October will be very busy with the height of the Wedding Season during the autumn season. To check on local availability in Cape May for the October Season please visit the Cape May Resort Travel site here powered by Expedia.

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Cape May Fall Things to Do

Go Fishing in Cape May during the Fall Season in October. Cape May offers some of the best fishing during the cooler months of the fall season. The annual Striped Bass run begins as the water begins to cool off shore and the baitfish begin to surface. The Famous Cape May Rips located across from the Cape May Lighthouse offer world class Striper fishing. The Cape May Lady offers 4 hour fishing trips three times per day, sailing from the South Jersey Marina in Cape May. You can book tickets on line with Cape May Resort and save 10% for your fare.

Cape May October Events 2013 – Things To Do in Cape May During October

Sunset Beach Cape May NJ Gift Shops and Flag Ceremony

Gift Shops Three Gift Shops for your Shopping Pleasure in Cape May Point at Sunset Beach – Open Year Round!

Since 1973 Sunset Beach has been owned and operated by the same family, who have worked hard to make this a destination spot for all who visit Cape May. Many people over the years have helped to make the Sunset Beach experience an unforgettable one. All visitors passing through our doors can expect the family members and trusted employees to treat them with personalized service and a smile. All of us here at Sunset Beach take pride in making everyone feel right at home when visiting this lovely area

Please Watch this touching Video on the Cape May Flag Ceremony at Sunset Beach in Cape May. This is a must do if you are visiting Cape May NJ for vacation.


Flag Ceremony The Evening Flag Ceremony is a 40 year Tradition at Sunset Beach

When visiting Cape May and Sunset Beach, be sure to leave at least one night open to join us for our evening flag ceremony held daily in season (May through September). We are immensely proud of this tradition which has been a staple of our area for over 40 years. All of the flags that we fly at our mast are veterans’ casket flags that families bring with them from their loved one’s funeral. We are honored to fly them here at Sunset Beach. There is nothing as thought provoking than to watch the sun set over the Delaware Bay while taps plays and Old Glory is lowered for the evening. If you have not experienced this emotionally moving tradition, we invite you to be a participant in this celebration of being an American.

If you would like to request a date to be reserved for a certain vetern, please check out the availability of our ceremony dates by clicking the button below.

Cape May Diamonds….What really is a Cape May Diamond?

Cape May Diamonds at Sunset Beach Cape May

Cape May Diamonds

The Kechemeche Indians were the first to find the fascinating and beautiful stones now known as “Cape May Diamonds.” The Indians came to believe that these curious stones possessed supernatural power bringing success and good fortune.

“Cape May Diamonds” are pure quartz crystals and are found in a variety of sizes and colors. The actual source of these amazing gems is in the faraway upper reaches of the Delaware River. Pieces of quartz crystal are eroded and broken off from veins and pockets by the swift running waters of streams. Then begins the some 200 mile journey that takes thousands of years to complete. The strong tidal flow against the hulk of the sunken concrete ship ” Atlantus ” is the cause for them to wash ashore here in such great abundance.

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Cape May Diamonds

When polished and faceted, these gems have the actual appearance of real diamonds. Before the advent of modern gem scanning equipment, many a pawn broker was fooled by a “Cape May Diamond.”

We have a large selection of “Cape May Diamond” rings available in our gift shop. Come visit and find your very own “Cape May Diamond” for the gem of your vacation!

Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Sunset Beach, New Jersey was Voted Top 25 Beaches in the Nation by Trip Advisor 2013

Trip Advisor Rated Sunset Beach New Jersey Top 25 beaches of 2013 in New Jersey. Destination of Sunset Beach Gift Shops, Cape May Diamonds, Sunken concrete ship USS Atlantus, and the evening flag ceremony, Sunset Beach receives thousands of visitors each year. View the Press Release here

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How the Ship looked at First

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The Remains today of the SS Atlantus

Mini Golf Across From The Bay

Sunset Beach Mini Golf Cape May Point

Mini Golf at Sunset Beach

Mini golf is fun no matter where you play, so what sets Sunset Beach Mini Golf apart from the rest? “The View!” The sparkling Delaware Bay is visible from all 18 holes. The first nine holes are wheelchair accessible so that everyone can play




Marvin Hume– A Local Hero

Marvin Hume Cape May Point sunset beach

Sunset Beach Marvin Hume

Marvin Hume was born February 3rd, 1921 in Collingswood New Jersey. He joined the Navy November 5th, 1942. He was an Aviation Machinist`s Mate on five different aircraft carriers teaching Navy personnel how to repair airplane parts. The last carrier he served on was the USS Megara until his discharge in 1945. After being discharged, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he had met his wife and started a family. His dream had always been to open a retail store on the Atlantic City boardwalk, so in 1957 he moved back east and shortly after opened his first store. He operated his business, “The Boardwalk Rock and Shell Shop” for over 20 years. In 1973, he purchased the property at Sunset Beach and soon after left Atlantic City to make Sunset Beach his permanent location.

Feel free to find Marvin on your visit, and say hi!

Cape May What To Do

Cape May Whale Watcher, Take A Trip this Memorial Day Weekend and Go Dolphin and Whale Watching

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Located at 1218 Wilson Drive CAPE MAY, NJ 08204 Miss Chris Marina
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Save Money and Time with Cape May QR Coupon aboard Cape May Whale Watcher – The 110 foot Cape May Whale Watcher has been whale and dolphin watching in the Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Atlantic City and the rest of the New Jersey Shore area since 1993. We have also been history cruising in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts since 1993.

The Cape May Whale Watcher Guarantee – If marine mammals* are not sighted on your trip, you will receive a free pass for another trip. The pass does not expire ever and can be used on any of our regularly scheduled marine mammal cruises. The guarantee does not entitle the ticket holder to a refund. *Marine mammals include Dolphins, Whales or Porpoise on any trip!

Book you tickets on line here and Save 10% for the Cape May Whale Watcher

Order Your Tickets in Advance for your vacation or click on the Cape May Resort Simple Tix icon below to check upcoming schedules. You always get a 10% saving for Cape May Whale Watcher Tickets purchased on line.


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You should plan to board 30 minutes before your departure time and don’t forge to bring cameras, sun screen and a wind breaker for a windy day. Parking is free and strollers are welcome and advised for children under two years of age. Whale Watcher ships include a full snack bar serving hotdogs, snacks, and ice cream is available along with hot and cold beverages.

During the Summer Season we suggest advance purchase of tickets as trips can be sold out. In the event that no Marine Mammals are sighted, they will offer another,subject to space availability

Please view the Cape May Whale Watcher video below and enjoy the view of our local Cape May Dolphins.


Cape May Whale Watcher Rates

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10:00 AM 2 Hour Dolphin Watch and History Cruise with Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Adults $30.00
Children Age 7-12 Years Old $20.00
Children Age 6 and Under Free with each paid adult

10:00 AM 3 Hour  Weekend Special- Whale and Dolphin Watch w/Comp Continental Breakfast

Adults $35.00
Children Age 7-12 Years Old $25.00
Children Age 6 and Under Free with each paid adult


1:00 PM 3 Hour Whale and Dolphin Watch- The Big Trip around the Island and Offshore

Adults $50.00
Children Age 7-12 Years Old $25.00
Children Age 6 and Under Free with each paid adult


6:30 PM 2 Hour Dolphin Watch and Sunset Cruise Complimentary Pizza and Hot Dogs Incl.

Adults $30.00
Children Age 7-12 Years Old $20.00
Children Age 6 and Under Free with each paid adult


6:30 PM 2 Hour Family Style Buffet Dinner Cruise Dolphin Watch Plus Dinner and Sunset

Adults $49.95
Children Age 12 and Under $30.00
Children’s Menu $20.00


9:00 PM 2 Hour Friday Night Fireworks Select Fridays in July and August

Adults $20.00


10:00 AM 6 Hour Grand Light House Cruise Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure

Adults $99.00

7:00 PM 3 Hour Fourth of July Fireworks Cruises Celebrate Independence Day with us!

Adults $30.00
Children Age 4-12 Years Old $20.00
Children Age 3 and Under Free with each paid adult