Railroad tracks uncovered on beach

A stretch of rusted railroad tracks is visible on Lower Township beaches between Sunset Beach and Higbee. The tracks once led to the Cape May Sand Plant and haven’t been visible since the 1930s. [source]

If you want to see the tracks yourself, our photographer Michelle recommends parking at Sunset Beach and hiking up the beach toward Higbee.

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The Fairthorne closes


The Fairthorne Cottage B&B has sold and will not operate for the 2015 season. It joins a handful of other B&Bs that closed their doors this past year. We’ve been told the property at 115 Ocean Street will be used privately.

2014 Mercedes Winner

Is your name Victor Rack? Congratulations! You’re the winner of this beautiful Mercedes, raffled off by Our Lady Star of the Sea. If you aren’t Victor, we’re sorry to tell you that you didn’t win. (We didn’t win either, if it helps.)


“Experiences” by Ryan Michael Richards

There’s no question that Cape May inspires, lending its natural and architectural beauty to artists, musicians, photographers, and writers. So we were thrilled to be contacted by acoustic guitarist Ryan Michael Richards, who shared his recent album, Experiences, with us. Listen to a sample from his track Victorian Love:

How is Cape May inspirational to you and your music?

I feel as if this is a second home whenever I visit. I grew up in Philadelphia, so I have always known about it. My wife was the one who really got me to take a good look at it and love the town. The beaches are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful from end to end. The residents that I have gotten to know thus far are delightful to know.

I had proposed to my wife on Sunset Beach, and we spent a part of our honeymoon in Cape May, staying at a couple of bed and breakfast places. I would like to settle in Cape May one day.

Most of my inspiration for my CD is based on a combination of my love for my wife and for the town, and the surrounding area. The front cover photo is of the Cove with the Cape May lighthouse in the background.

You can preview the album at and visit for more information.


Has Cape May inspired you to create something? Write to us at & tell us how.