The Shore Blog

All about the South Jersey Shore from Ocean City to Cape May

History of Sea Isle City

The history of Sea Isle City is interesting. For over 2000 years the Leni-Lenape Indians lived in the area that would later become New Jersey. They came to the coast to fish and gather quahog shells from the beach. They…

History of Ocean City

  As with most of the barrier islands in Southern Jersey, Ocean City was once a hunting and fishing ground for the Lenni-Lenape Indians. In 1700, the area became known as Peck’s Beach after a whaler by the name of…

History of Cape May

The peninsula situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay, now known as Cape May, was once hunting grounds of the Lenni-Lenape Indians. In 1609, Henry Hudson was sailing his yacht when he came upon the land. A couple…

History of Avalon

The history of Avalon is rich. From the days of railroads in Avalon, to storms of Avalon, much has happened to shape the development of the “jewel of the Jersey coast”. The island upon which Avalon is located was once…

Wild, Wild, Wildwood Days

Many have heard the song, but until you’ve spent time here, you have no idea how special this place is. “Wildwood Days” is a famous song by Bobby Rydell in 1963. The song is a tribute to the Wildwoods of…

Southern Sea Isle At Its Finest

Townsends Inlet is located on the barrier island of Ludlam Island. It is considered an “unincorporated community”. This is similar to Strathmere, which flanks Sea Isle on the north end of the island. Townsends Inlet is locally referred to as…

America’s Greatest Family Resort

Ocean City New Jersey (not to be confused with Maryland) has long been know as America’s Greatest Family Resort – and with good reason. With plentiful beaches, a 2 mile boardwalk filled with rides, shops and live entertainment, and a…