We’re two weeks into our road trip to the Jersey Shore and have been having a wonderful time enjoying the sunshine and amazing breezes that have been keeping us cool and relaxed during our stay in Ocean City and visiting other shore points.
But as soon as we hit the mainland it gets hot very quickly, which is a good reason not to venture far from the shoreline!
Luckily the shore line extends down to the bottom of the state which is where we headed for a day trip to beautiful Cape May, New Jersey. While the town has many beautiful new homes, you can still find gorgeous stately homes from a day gone by.
Of course the main attraction of any Jersey Shore town is the beach, and Cape May has plenty of it for a relaxing day of sun and fun at the shore.
When you’re done at the beach, it’s time to head into town to Washington Ave and beautiful pedestrian mall where you can find restaurants, shops and place to relax and people watch. Cape May has a New England feel to it, and the pedestrian mall is a great place to experience it. We opted for lunch at a local restaurant that has been around 1926, The Ugly Mug. It may not be the fanciest or best restaurant in town but you can always count on the friendly staff for a good meal.
It wasn’t busy when we arrived at the Washington Avenue Pedestrian Mall, but by the end of our visit the mall was bustling with activity.
You can shop to your hearts content.
With Many delightful stores to visit (air conditioned), with friendly and courteous staff to help you with your purchases or simply answer questions.
I had fun trying on the hats while Lisa shopped for a memento of our trip to Cape May.
We then headed down to Cape May Point and one of New Jersey’s State Parks to visit a landmark of the area, The Cape May Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was built in 1859 and was automated in 1946 under the supervision of the Army Corp of Engineers and is still a functional lighthouse.
Cape May Point has miles of clean secluded beaches for you to enjoy.
All part of Cape May Point State Park.
Then there’s this. Built as a military structure during World War II this bunker is still sitting out on the beach in Cape May, startling visitors to the area and dismissed as just a fact of life by the locals. The concrete structure, complete with walls that measure seven feet thick, was constructed on top of thick wooden pilings that have held up pretty well over the years and throughout the many storms the area has suffered.
But all in all a visit to Cape May is well worth your time. Spend the day enjoying the sites, the shops and the restaurants, we certainly did!