Before I met Dave, I’d always heard about Cape May, but I’d never been there before. When he told me that his parents’ had a beach house, I was so pumped that it didn’t matter where it was. Fast forward three summers later and I’m officially a beach snob.
The houses and hotels are all gorgeous, I love the old Victorian style. The beach is huge and never overcrowded, so there’s plenty of space for sunbathing and playing games without feeling like you’re on top of your neighbors. I see dolphins every single time I’m there. The houses aren’t awkwardly close to each other and they actually have yards (real yards with grass, unlike most shore towns in Jersey with tiny “yards” full of stones or sand). There isn’t a traditional boardwalk, which may be a negative to some people, but I’ll take a paved boardwalk for running and a cute outdoor mall area for shopping and eating instead.
Did I mention that there are tons of delicious eats? Our new fave breakfast spot is a place called The Y.B. Eat Place. When you pass it on the street, it doesn’t look like much. We didn’t even know it existed until the hostess at our fave place, George’s, told us there was an hour wait but that we should try the new place down the street. The Y.B. stands for younger brother, aka George’s younger brother! Although they offer the standard breakfast choices, their specialty dishes are what really shine. Rice crispy treat french toast, a breakfast club sandwich on fresh sourdough, or how about a breakfast flatbread with two types of cheese and some chorizo? Yes, please.
They have lunch and dinner, but we never make it there since we’re either sitting on the beach or enjoying the amazing home cooked meals Dave’s mom never fails to whip up.
This beach weekend was a little different than our typical trip, we took a little detour and headed to visit Ben and Josh at their dad’s beach house near LBI. The visit included friends, cocktails, and some picturesque views.
I can’t wait for our next trip there so we can spend some time on the boat. Who knows when that will be since we have some super busy weekends coming up! But I do know we’re headed to Cape May for the 4th of July. Until then my love, I miss you already.
Did you do anything special this weekend?