September in Cape May…An Insider Look by Dave

Imagine a beautiful fall evening with temperatures in the 70’s.  The sky is clear with just a whisper of clouds.  Sunset is scheduled for just one hour away.  You and your loved one are sitting on famous Sunset Beach anticipating one of the most memorable sunsets you will ever see overlooking the Delaware Bay towards the State of Delaware.  As the sun sets it’s rays sparkle across the water and you watch in wonder as the sun just seems to drop away over the horizon.  The sky lights up in red and yellow hues as the sun sets and brightens the sky one last time.  You can’t help but feel the closeness of nature as you behold nature’s art work.

sunset beach cape may

Cape May is an island and the last city in the State of New Jersey before you go swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.  Due to the uniqueness of the Victorian Architecture preserved by the city’s founders the city was awarded National Historic City designation.  Check out the horse drawn carriages-take a ride and listen as your driver points out interesting facts about the city.  Take a self-guided walking tour.  You can pick up a map at the Cape May Mall -Lafayette Street entrance.

And speaking of the Cape May Mall, It is now 7:30 and time to walk the mall in Cape May.  This is a pedestrian mall-no cars and it is lined with great shops.  Hungry? There must be no fewer than 10 restaurants on or immediately around the mall.   They offer everything from pizza to filet mignon.   Looking for a great gift to take home?  You can find a large assortment of retail shops offering lots of memorabilia of your trip to Holly Shores and Cape May.

washington street mall cape may

Turn east on any street in the Mall and walk straight ahead to Beach Drive.  Here are more restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues-all opened for you to enjoy in September.  Our beaches are amazing and even rated by one magazine in the top ten in the world!  Take a stroll on the promenade while you enjoy the Ocean breezes and that unique scent of the salt air.

Cape May was a whaling town back in the 19th century.  Today the whales are returning!  Take one of the many whale watcher trips out of Cape May and you will see lots of porpoises and on the right day and with a bit of luck the amazing sprout of a whale.


Just a final list of the cool things to do in the Cape May Area this September:  biking on our designated bike paths, Cape May County Zoo-one of the best in America, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, birding-huge migratory birth path in the fall, golf and tennis-lots of courses and courts within minutes of Holly Shores, microbreweries, distilleries, and wineries-all nearby.

Here at Holly Shores the fun continues with our heated pool opened until October.  In the evening enjoy a warm fire at your site while roasting marshmallows.  Stop over at the ice cream social or get a delicious funnel cake prepared by Chef Bill Salerno.  Our ice cream is all hand dipped with 8 different flavors available.

Best of all are the memories you will create and take home of your Wonderful September at Holly Shores and Cape May County.


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