As fall slowly approaches, you can still bask in one of New Jersey’s greatest treasures: its 130-mile shoreline. One beach in particular however ranks as one of the best on the entire east coast. According to MSN, Cape May ranks supreme over Jersey’s other beaches and all that reside on the eastern seaboard.
The site says that Cape May’s Victorian bed and breakfast destinations are one of the beach’s unique features, and are a big draw. Per CapeMayCity.com, Cape May’s renaissance began at the end of the 20th century. That’s when entrepreneurs came back to the Cape and restored the beautiful Victorian homes we see and love today. They restored many of them for use as bed and breakfast inns, guest houses, restaurants, and shops.
After business was once again booming on Jersey’s pristine shoreline, culture was brought back to the Cape. “The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts was given a trolley and began tours of Cape May bringing its history to life and providing income for the restoration of the Physick Estate and eventually the lighthouse,” the site reports. “Louisa’s Restaurant, opening in the early ’80s was one of the first alternative eating establishments,” the publication added.
The success of these ventures made the Cape a popular place for investors to see the shore town in a new light. Cape May’s popularity as a seaside resort also included the creation of the Washington Street Mall in 1971 and other smaller restoration projects that began in the ’80s.
Although Cape May is gorgeous in the warmer months, it is not just a summertime destination. Visitors can enjoy the Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May’s County Park and Zoo, The Whale Watch and Resource Center and the Naval Air Station at the Wildwood Aviation Museum on chillier days.
While there is still a few weeks left of warm weather, consider planning your next trip to the shore. Take a look at some beach activities you can enjoy on your next adventure to Cape May: