Where does Cape May rank in Brian Donohue’s best beach ratings?
Cape May is the first stop of Brian Donohue’s rate and rank tour of New Jersey's best beaches. Brian is hitting the top 10 shore towns to give his 100% correct opinions.
The grading system consists of Brian giving each beach a point for things it has that most other beaches don't have. He’s grading them by beaches and other stuff -- zero to five in each category for a total best possible score of 10.
New Jersey's got 130 miles of great beaches, but there's a few things that set Cape May's Beaches apart.
A point for Cape May for the look and feel of the beach, with the natural dunes and the beautiful gorgeous fine white sand.
You can see dolphins on virtually any beach in New Jersey, but it always seems like Cape May has the most. So, point to Cape May for the dolphins.
Just off the beach, the old school Sunset Pavilion. Overall, the beaches get a 4.5 out of 5.
Now, onto Cape May's non-beach attractions. First, let's talk history. Where else can you pull out of the Wawa parking lot and find yourself behind a statue of Harriet Tubman. The sculpture is on its way to the Harriet Tubman museum.
Then there's the Victorian architecture. Huge props to Cape May for not treating history and architecture as something in the way of the next five McMansions.
Now, the food? News 12 New Jersey Facebook follower Michelle Callen sent Brian to the Lobster House, where he downed a half dozen Delaware Bay oysters feet from the docks where the seafood is brought in off the boats.
News 12 New Jersey Twitter follower VickieV32 suggested he go to the Sunset Beach Gift Shop.
So, his final ranking for Cape May: 4.5 for the beach, 4.5 for the extras for a total score of 9 out of 10.
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