By the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and me, oh how happy we’ll be! In New Jersey?! May I introduce the beautiful, the timeless and the most southern tip of that illustrious state, Cape May.
Cape May is most famous for their Victorian houses painted in just about every shade of the spectrum! Perfect white picket fences surround expertly manicured and carved gingerbread, with lavender gables to match the eggplant dentil trim, or aqua brackets to match the lemony fish scale shingles, grand portico balustrades and antique-colored glass. Oh my! And how about adding awnings to top it off! Get ready for these painted ladies to put on a show…
But there are so many things that make Cape May an incredible destination in the summertime. Although imagine how spectacular it looks under a sparkling coating of snow. Proximity to the ocean is just one of the many that will make it a favorite for you!
Horse-drawn carriages are there to take in all those colors in grand fashion. Or maybe a surrey bicycle built for four?
Flags! So many radiant flags to watch wave in the wind while spending lazy days on the porch sipping lemonade.
An old “woodie” to carry your surfboard as you drive along the strip…
Or perhaps an afternoon at a winery for those who like more than lemonade in their glass?
The Wildwood boardwalk for pizza (it is New Jersey…), cotton candy and fudge because no trip to the seashore is complete without fudge and saltwater taffy! Illuminated ferris wheels and fireworks over the ocean are the only way to the end the night!
A 155-year-old lighthouse towering over the entrance of the Delaware Bay, guiding and guarding for all to see.
So many gorgeous displays of blooming flowers you won’t be able to take it all in: Overflowing hanging baskets, floppy, moppy hydrangea heads, contrasting black-eyed susans and bright blossoming trees and bushes in every shade of pink.
Gazing balls belong in every authentic Victorian garden.
Sunsets (and the crowds that gather…) that linger long after the sun has dipped down. This is the famous Sunset Beach where people come from all over to attend the moving Evening Flag Ceremony every night from May through September. Get there early or you might be running to catch those last moments before she slips into the ocean!
Special thanks to our dear friend Jeremy who was our guide and innkeeper for the weekend. A few of these shots are from his portfolio. Check out his work at Van Eyke Studio and his adorable photo of Butch! We just might miss him most of all…