Unless you hail from coastal New Jersey, you may not be familiar with the seaside gem of Cape May. When imagining pleasant summer beaches and resorts, the thoughts of most may harken to locations in Florida and California. Cape May is very similar to these areas in many respects, but not all. Cape May’s population and total amount of visitors in the summer is only a fraction of the crowded commercial resorts.
The attractions in Cape May were also constructed over the last 100 years. What Cape May lacks in big resort commercialism they make up with history and subtle sophistication. Cape May is considered one of the oldest vacation destinations in the United States. This, in part, was due to the close proximity to Philadelphia and other large cities on the eastern coast. Being located so close to the cities of the North Atlantic makes Cape May very accessible by car for a weekend trip.
Our team at Wilsey Realty has created a list of only a few of Cape May’s best-kept secrets. These are only a few of the reasons why you should come down for the summer and either “dip your toes in” by renting a house or “make the plunge” to make Cape May your home.
1) Aviary Attraction- Cape May is known around the world as one of, if not the top place, to view the largest variety of birds in the wild. In fact, books like “Season at the Point: The Birds and Birders of Cape May” have been made available to help you identify different species depending on the time of the year. Grab a book and head on over to the Cape May Bird Observatory to find all the best places to view.
2) Ocean Wildlife- Not everything in the sea is a fish. Nor do you have to go to an aquarium or Vegas casino to swim with the dolphins. Cape May has one of the largest concentrations of dolphins in the world. Take a dolphin tour boat or enjoy the soft sand and watch the dolphins from shore. Nothing is better than being able to watch a pod a beautiful dolphins in their natural habitat.
3) Maui’s Dog House- People most often think of Coney Island when you talk of hot dogs on the boardwalk. Cape May’s best-kept secret just may be Maui’s Dog House. This eclectic eatery has in excess of 29 toppings you can place on your hot dog. So no matter how many times you visit you can have a different experience every single time if you wish.
4) Amusement- This is the part where you get to live like a kid and enjoy fun and games. This boardwalk is jammed packed full of rides and fun things to do for a 2.5 mile stretch on Morey’s Pier.
Cape May is a whole lot of fun packed into a nice little area on the tip of New Jersey. Our team at Wilsey Realty realizes to best maximize your summer fun and acquaint yourself with the charms of Cape May is to visit. A great option is to find a place that feels like home while enjoying the Cape May summer. We have been assisting clients since 2005 to find vacation rentals that work with their budgets and achieve their goals with regard to location (on the beach), square footage, and whatever else they may be looking for in a summer rental.
Whether you are renting for a week or the whole summer we at Wilsey Realty can help. For information about rentals you can visit us at our rental website.
Cape May Real Estate for Sale
Sometimes a summer retreat is not enough. Why not move to your ideal coastal getaway? Cape May’s best kept secret may actually be the homes there. Cape May has undergone a renaissance and restored many of the historical homes. Being one of the oldest seaside resorts has led to over a century worth of different home sizes and styles. In particular, there is a plethora of Victorian homes in a multitude of conditions.
This provides you the opportunity to purchase a turnkey late 1800s home or you can choose to invest the time and adventure of restoring a historic home. The Wilsey Realty team can help you find the property you are looking for. You can view information about Cape May real estate here.
We at Wilsey Realty specialize in Cape May and have been helping clients for over ten years locate properties. So if you are looking for Cape May summer rentals or perhaps looking to buy a coastal home, we can help. It is never too soon to set up that summer vacation rental for next year. Call us today at 609-884-1007 to see what options are available.