Beach tags are required
Cape May has required beaches tags for some time now so beware you must have a BEACH TAG to get on the beach for the day which cost the following
$4 per day, $8 - 3 day, $11 week,
You can purchase them at city hall, information center in the mall, & convention hall on weekends.
And YES they do have people walking around checking for your beach tag all day long, so have it ready.
Did I mention the hours are from 8-5:30PM and late night walking or what ever will not be tolerated, a bit uptight if you ask me..
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC)
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts is a non-profit organisation which organises tours, events, and festivals in the Cape May area. These include the Historic District Trolley Tour that we did, Haunted Cape May evening tours, guided walks by day and in the evenings and much more. There is an extensive programme of special events too – when we were there several of the Victorian houses were hosting open days (which we didn’t get round to attending) and there was a food and wine festival in a couple of the inns, also organised by MAC. Pick up a copy of the weekly This Week in Cape May at their information booth at the eastern end of Washington Street Mall (opposite the Catholic Church) for a complete listing of everything that’s going on, including dates and times of tours. This is also the place to go to buy your tickets, board a trolley or simply ask for information about the town and its sights.
The organisation is also responsible for the management of two of the town’s historic sites: the Emlen Physick Estate and the Cape May lighthouse. Indeed the organisation was formed (in September 1970) by a small group of Cape May citizens with the specific purpose of rescuing the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate from demolition. Their campaign to preserve not only this but many other Victorian architectural treasures throughout the town has played a vital role in revitalizing the nation's oldest seaside resort, and has helped transform Cape May from a "summer only" beach resort to the country's leading Victorian theme destination.
Take a ride and look around
If you take a ride up lafayette St. heading out of Cape May toward Wildwood Crest you will find many very cool marina's. These are great places to just take a walk around and enjoy looking at the boats, birds, water and then go grab a bite to eat on the water. Bring you camera for those perfect shots you may come across.
Cape May Popcorn, Pizza & Golden Gull
Cape May Popcorn serves caramel corn. Cape May Pizza offers pizza, sandwiches & smoothies.
Golden Gull has a large selection of jewelry. Winter Hours:
11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
9 A.M. to 11 P.M.
This is a truly lovely fine dining restaurant. My only trouble with it would be the 'garden room' (as I call it) which was ridiculously loud for a fine dinig experience (even after 8pm at night) and the lighting was terrible. HOWEVER....if you can get over that, the food was great, and the sommelier was our server when we had dinner, he was very atentive (even though I did not ask him for wine advice, i like to try for myself). We went back for drinks this year and our bartender Marty was GREAT! We may have been the only people in this romantic beautiful bar that were there JUST for the drinks, but we ended up having a better time than anywhere else we had been for drinks. We were disappointed that our feet were sore from walking that far from our hotel (we don't drink and drive) and we couldn't return a second night last trip. When we went in 2055 I had the 'Pork Tornadoes'. Simply Exquisite. I had a tropical martini in 2006 that Marty lit on fire and I convinved 3 other people at the bar to get it (not too sweet, four different kinds of rum, HEAVENLY).
The wine list is also great (hence they have a sommelier!)