Stateside

Lighthouses and Ferry Rides

After a relaxing week in Ocean City we took the Lewes-Cape May ferry from Lewes (the first town in the first state) across the Delaware Bay and explored the oceanfront resort town of Cape May, NJ.
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Getting to the Lewes-Cape May ferry is easy.  The 17-mile cruise or 85 minute trip between New Jersey and Delaware or vise-versa can cut hours off your travels along the Atlantic Coast.  The ferry accommodates both passengers and their vehicles if they choose to bring them along.  The typical fare for both is $36 one way or $68 round trip and passengers under 6 travel for free.
While on board the ferry enjoy the beautiful views and see who can spot the many lighthouses that dot the landscape.  Seating is available both indoors or outdoors depending upon the weather.  Food vendors and bathrooms are also available for your passengers convenience.

Either drive your own car or take the daily Cape May shuttle service to and from the ferry and town.

The town is about 200 years old and most of the homes are Victorian-style and are very beautiful and colorful.  The town boast a famous lighthouse located at Cape May State Park.  The 157-foot lighthouse is still used as an aid for navigation.  Take the 199 steps to the top for beautiful panoramic views of the Cape May peninsula.  Admission for adults is $7 and $3 for children 3-12.    While visiting the island be sure to check out the WWII Artillery Bunker
Located on the beach at Cape May Point State Park.  The bunker once contained heavy artillery and was manned by a rotating detail of naval gunnery crews, who spent hours on end scanning the horizon for enemy surface ships and submarines.
No visit to Cape May is complete without a stop in the downtown area.
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We picked up a few souvenirs at The Whale Tale and had yummy tacos and nachos at Key
West Tacos before we headed home.

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