Stroll around town and take in the scenery and many victorian homes for which Cape May is famous for. Cape May was a seaside resort for more than a century. It offers s blend of secinic beauty and victorian splendor in its many restored homes. Many of which today have been made into Bed and Breakfasts. The tremendous variety of birds to be fond in the areas numerous hotspots.
Much of the scenery around Cape May is dominated by large expanses of salt marshes. These are home to numerous bird species and the wide open spaces and big skies have a particular beauty, even in poor weather. We had hoped to take a boat tour here but halfway through the week, before we’d got round to doing this, a strong wind got up in the area, caused by a hurricane just off-shore, and the Skimmer was docked for the rest of the week. Nevertheless we enjoyed driving through the area and stopped a few times to look for birdlife and take some photos.
Keen bird watchers will find shorebirds, waterfowl, herons, and salt marsh nesting species here. We’re not experts, being more interested in taking photos than identifying species, but we did spot egrets, heron and various gulls. You might also spot osprey, falcons and other hawks, and kingfishers.
Directions;Leave Cape May by the bridge to the Garden State Parkway and turn right immediately after it towards Wildwood. There are several pullouts as well as the turning to Dolphin Cove (on the left) from where the Skimmer leaves.
Enter the Mid-Atlantic 500 Fishing Tournament
One of the biggest fishing tournaments in the world!
August 20-25, 2006
South Jersey Marina
Cape May, NJ
HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN $100,000
2ND HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN $50,000
3RD HEAVIEST WHITE MARLIN $25,000
HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN $100,000
2ND HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN $50,000
3RD HEAVIEST BLUE MARLIN $25,000
HEAVIEST TUNA $75,000
2ND HEAVIEST TUNA $35,000
3RD HEAVIEST TUNA $20,000
HEAVIEST DOLPHIN $10,000
HEAVIEST WAHOO $10,000
TOTAL • $500,000
Calcuttas paid out even more than the tournament prizes.
Last Year'sPay out:
Base Prize $500,000.00
$1000 Calcutta $150,100.00
$1500 Calcutta $229,425.00
$2500 Calcutta $377,625.00
$5000 Calcutta $441,750.00
Total Payout $1,698,900.00
Total # of Boats 169
White Marlin 60 pounds
Blue Marlin 400 pounds
Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo No minimum weight
South Jersey Tournaments
1231 Route 109
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Fax: (609) 884-0039
Very quaint restaurant located across the street from South Jersey Marina. Eclectic decor including Boat Bench seats for seating.
Portions are larger than expected. Shrimp & Scallop Margarita, Baby Back Ribs and Crab Cakes! Horseradish mashed potatoes were also very good!
Dine At A Historic Hotel
The Blue Pig Tavern is tucked into a cozy corner off the lobby of Congress Hall, a historic hotel in Cape May. We've eaten here for dinner, but our latest visit was for breakfast. You'll find such choices as Buttermilk Flapjacks ($8); French Country Omelet ($8.50); Malted Belgian Waffle with Raspberry Syrup ($8) and many other scrumptious meals.
A child's menu offers Scrambled Eggs and Bacon; A Golden Pancake With Maple Syrup or Fruit Cup with Fresh Cut Melon and Pineapple Cubes for $6 which includes a choice of juice.
We chose to have breakfast on the outdoor terrace, which was perfect for people watching! The morning was mild and sunny with a gentle breeze--so nice for eating outdoors. The hotel is almost directly across from the Washington Mall, a pedestrian shopping area, making it an excellent access for visitors!