Cape May Best Bets August 2014

Cape May, NJ – If you’re coming to Cape May in August, chances are you have one thing on your mind – the beach.

That’s not a bad thing at all.  In August, the big cities empty out and send their sun starved masses to beaches up and down the East Coast for a little Vitamin D infusion.

So join the crowd, bring your beach blanket and claim your spot in the sand.

But there’s only so much time you can spend digging your toes into the sand and splashing in the salt water.

Here a few off the beaten path kinds of things to do before or after the beach this month:

august-schoonerSail on a Tall Ship

Cape May regulars know all about the great dolphin watching boat trips. In August, you can try another sea worthy vessel. Go sailing on a 1928 oyster schooner:

 More on the A. J. Meerwald Sailing Trips


august-farmersMunch Your Way through a Farmer’s Market

If you like to check out the local food wherever you go, no better place to do that this month than at the West Cape May Farmer’s Market.

More on the West Cape May Farmer’s Market


august-yogaDo a Morning Stretch

If you want to keep the ocean in sight and you’re not into the jogging thing, sign up for a morning yoga class, right on the beach.   What could be more relaxing?

More on Yoga on the Beach


auugst-cherryhouseGo Ghost Hunting

If you’re a paranormal type of person, you might want to investigate the odd goings on at the historic Cherry House. The owners will take you on a tour, complete with ghostly updates.

More on Cherry House tours


august-bandstandListen to an Old Fashioned Concert in the Park

This is what Cape May used to be – people gathering their beach chairs around the gazebo in the center of town on a summer evening for a string band concert. Guess what?  You can still do it!

More on Cape May Bandstand Concerts


FYI — all of the activities above are happening just until the end of August.  Enjoy them while you can.

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Jane Kashlak - a journalist, gardener and Cape Island resident - is writing a book.