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Month: August 2012

The Cove is featured in Coastal Living

Coastal Living Magazine recently named the Cove Beach as one of the top 21 Best Beaches in America. But the Cove has had its problems over the years. One day it’s there. The next week it’s gone. City Council recently approved, in a 3-1 vote, an agreement with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for replenishing the Cove and Third Avenue beaches.

Off shore dredging will begin in November and run through March. Then everyone will cross their fingers and hope it sticks.


8th Annual Best of Cape May

The Best of Cape May celebrates the best that Cape May has to offer locals and visitors! Winners are chosen entirely by you, our readers. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you aren’t sure of a business name, provide as much information as possible (such as a neighboring building) and we’ll try to figure it out. Happy voting! best of cape may

2012 Best of Cape May Survey Rules

  • Voting for the Best of Cape May is open August 1, 2012 through August 28, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • One submission accepted per person.
  • Give one answer per category. Do not write “It’s a tie.” Answers with multiple responses will be thrown out.
  • Your full name and a valid email address must be supplied for your submission to be accepted. We will not publish your name or email address. We will never sell or rent your information. You will not be added to any mailing lists.
  • Answer all required questions. Failure to respond to a required question will disqualify your entire submission (this includes writing “n/a” or “I don’t know”). Required questions prevent voting by people who have never visited the Cape May area.
  • Ballot stuffing is not tolerated (e.g. voting only for the same business in every category OR voting only for businesses that you own/work for) and will get your entire submission disqualified.
  • You may vote for businesses that you own and/or work for as long as you answer the survey according to the rules.


Summer Pictorial

Summer is in full swing. Cape May’s streets are crowded with bicyclists, surreys, and horse-drawn carriages, and some sights of summer bring a smile to your face no matter how old you are. Walking the Washington Street Mall, it is almost impossible to pass by the Original Fudge Kitchen and not partake of a “free sample.” Kids love simple pleasures like playing in the water fountains and  getting an ice cream cone. Visitors and locals alike can be seen sitting on the Mall benches or dining outside – watching the people go by.

During the day there are so many things to do and so little time when you are on vacation. Standing in line along Jackson Street for Hot Dog Tommy hot dog is a the top of the Must-Do lists. Walking down to the Cove Beach at sunset, with the lighthouse in the distance, watching the sun set is right up there as well.

And for those who life a more active time – paddleboarding, surfing and boogie boarding are the tops. And at night, a walk along the Promenade often leads to an evening at the Arcade or a concert in our brand spanking new Convention Hall.

Those who vacation with their pets need not feel left out either. More and more accommodations and restaurants are pet friendly. Just this summer The Blue Pig Restaurant’s outdoor venue at Congress Hall and the Rusty Nail on Beach Avenue have opened up to pet friendly dining. Zoe’s across from Convention Hall on Beach Avenue has always been pet friendly.

There’s something for everyone in Cape May. From all of us to all of you, we hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and your stay here in Cape May.