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Pearl Beach at Cape May Point: located between Central and Cape Avenues on Pearl Street. Pathway to beach is surrounded by wild plantings. The beach is very private. The new beach restoration in 2005 has expanded the beach, adding a life guard which now makes it a swimming beach.  We are hoping that the news of it being a swimming beach is slow to get out, keeping it private and the least crowded of all the Point beaches.

Sunset Beach: Just a short walk from the Cottage, Sunset Beach is a "must visit" spot.  Besides having unusually beautiful sunsets over open water (not normally visible on the East Coast), Sunset Beach has three things: the remains of the concrete ship "Atlantus", Cape May Diamonds, and the summer evening Flag Ceremony. All this, and free parking, too.  See link below for YouTube video of Sunset Beach

SUNSET BEACH ON YOUTUBE- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Ei2YIaSUI and read more about the beach at http://www.capemaytimes.com/nature/beach-sunset.htmundefined


McGlades on the beach: located next to the Convention Center on the promenade in Cape May. Great spot to eat and enjoy a great view of the ocean. We prefer it for breakfast/brunch, great omelettes and french toast.  722 Beach Drive, Cape May. 609-884-2614

McGlades Backstreet Cafe: located in West Cape May. A great local spot, with reasonably priced food. Try their 'banana foster dessert'!

Secret Spot Cafe: located in W.Cape May --102 Sunset Boulevard West Cape May, NJ 08204-4158 (609) 884-0182.  Southwestern Flavor. Can eat-in or take out.  Casual dining-- All homemade food- garden burrito, quesadillas and many other sides and entrees. 

: Oldest tavern in Cape May, located right near the bridge just as you come into town. If you like a lot of activity, many TVs, with great chicken wings and burgers. 
1390 Washington Ave. Cape May 609-884-4712

Louisa's: A Cape May secret - located on the mall. Fresh food, reasonably priced. Funky and very cozy ambiance. Absolute reservations.  You can now call one-week in advance. 104 Jackson St, Cape May. 609-884-5882.

Lucky Bones Blackwater Grill: 1200 Route 109, Cape May, NJ 08204, (609) 884-2663. Every time we go there, we are more than satisfied with all the great food choices.  It can get really crowded in season and is very family friendly so if you are looking for more romantic atmosphere, this is not the place.  In season, I would try this place for lunch or a very early dinner to avoid the crowd.

Georges: Throughout the year, the locals enjoy this casual and friendly eatery.  With a slight Greek influence, you can enjoy a great meal and a very reasonable price.-BYOB

The Washington Inn
: Elegant dining, somewhat pricey but worth it. Ask to be seated on the porch. 801 Washington Ave., Cape May. 609-884-5697

Ellie's Bakery: 301 Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204-1205, (609) 884-4007.  All I can say is YUMMMMMM!  A from-scratch, small batch bakery using only real butter, real sugar, and real taste in all their baked goods. In season open Wed-Sunday.  Closed in the winter.


Other Links:

Gables of Cape May - Purpose is to promote, secure, enhance and protect the human dignity, integrity and legal and political rights of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals.

Other things to do:

Sunset Beach walking distance from the apartment!

Cape May Lewes Ferry Visitor Information

Cape May Chamber of Commerce

Cape May County Department of Tourism

This week in Cape May at www.capemaytimes.com
& Nature:

Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
Operates the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, including the Carriage House Gallery and the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse located at Cape May Point. MAC sponsors the annual Cape May Music Festival in June and a year round schedule of walking and trolley tours of Cape May's Historic District, as well as house tours, living history programs and workshops and lectures dedicated to the Victorian lifestyle.

Cape May Bird Observatory - An array of habitat types and a wealth of protected natural areas make Cape May a birding spot for all seasons, offering travel, nature, and birding information, as well as a store focused on nature books, gifts and equipment.

Nature Center of Cape May - (609) 884-9590 - An environmental education facility for all ages. Located in Cape May Harbor, the Nature Center provides access to beach and marsh habitats and offers workshops, classes, walking tours and exhibits.

Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center - Unparalleled seafaring safari to the oceanic wonders of the Atlantic. See breathtaking sights of the world's largest mammals surfacing and breaching and enjoy the antics of man's best friends - the dolphins, as they frolic right alongside the boat.

Cape May Seashore Lines - Safe, reliable, convenient and cost effective passenger rail service for Cape May County. Service between the 4-H Fairgrounds Rail Station (a short distance from the west entrance of the County Park and Zoo) and Cape May City, with intermediate stops at Cape May Court House and Historic Cold Spring Village.

Historic Cold Spring Village - Stroll the shaded lanes of Historic Cold Spring Village's twenty-two acres as you step back in time to a southern New Jersey rural community of the nineteenth century.

Cape May County Park & Zoo - Of our 234 wooded acres, 80 acres are taken up by the Zoo, plus an additional 57 acre Savanna.  The rest is a beautiful park for you to enjoy, with tree-lined paths, natural and seasonal gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, bike trails and a pond for fishing.

Leaming's Run Gardens - Covering over 30 acres of beautiful flowers, ferns, lawns and ponds, it stands as the largest annual garden in the United States.

Wetlands Institute - Situated on 6000 acres of coastal wetlands, visitors can enjoy the observation tower, museum (including a "please touch" tank), aquariums, and self-guided marsh walk