Sea Isle City Travel Guide

Many of those vacationing in Sea Isle City have only one week in our great town, which is not nearly enough to see it all. The fantastic beaches we offer are only one of many options for fun, sun, and entertainment at the South Jersey Shore. Those of you who have been coming for many years have your favorite things to experience, and most will repeat the majority of things over and over again because of the lasting memories they create.

Since I have been a local in Sea Isle City for over ten years, I have had the pleasure to experience many local attractions, eating establishments, and other unique "hidden treasures" that many are not aware of. In the following article, I am going to share some of the other attractions in our area with mention of my favorites.As I stated above, everyone comes to Sea Isle City for the beach. Whether you enjoy riding the waves, lounging in a chair with a good book, or sitting on a deck watching and listening to the calmness of the sea, the ocean is our main attraction. But there are many other activities that are available in our charming town.

For those of you who are early risers, there is nothing better than watching the sunrise over the horizon. On clear days you will see a spectacular two-minute show as the sun makes its appearance and fills the sky with bright colors of oranges, reds, and yellows.Another early morning event is a walk, bike ride, or a skate on our promenade. Constructed around 1963, our version of a boardwalk runs from 29th Street to 57th Street and is approximately 1.5 miles from one end to the other.

Did you realize that a person weighing 170 lbs can burn over 300 calories while walking the promenade?.At 10:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays a very interesting, educational opportunity arises. The Sea Isle City Environmental Commission offers "Beachcombing" at the 29th Street beach.

For a small donation of $1.00 for adults, and $.50 for children, you will learn facts about the shells, birds, sealift, plants, ocean, and dunes.While enjoying the beach during the day, Sea Isle offers some "Fun in the Sun" activities that will make memories of a lifetime. For those who enjoy fishing and catching your meal, Sea Isle has many boating excursions from a few hours on the water fishing, to a full day tour out into the ocean.

You can rent your own boat, or take a guided tour to the best fishing places in South Jersey. Or if you want to take a kayak into the Back Bay and observe nature at it's best, you can rent one and two man kayaks and paddle your way through the marshes. During this quiet, peaceful voyage you will see birds, fish, and wildlife in its natural habitat.For those of you who want the excitement of a fast, thrilling ride, waverunning is an exhilarating experience you won't forget. Safe and guided, these sea craft can be a highlight of one's vacation.

As the late afternoon comes upon you, for those over "21", you can't beat a nice cold tropical drink or beer at the Springfield Inn, the only outside bar where you can listen to a band play, while sipping on your favorite beverage and watching the waves come in.After a fun day playing and sunning in the Sea Isle Sand, the evenings can be enjoyed as much as the day. Eating in Sea Isle is an experience in itself and you should make sure to enjoy the cuisine of the Island.For the over "21" crowd, Sea Isle has many nightspots with a variety of music to suit anyone's taste.


Joe Prato is a real estate agent working in Sea Isle City and Cape May County, NJ. He has written a series of guides to help you plan your Jersey Shore vacation. His website, provides tools and guides to help you make the most of your vacation.

By: Joe Prato


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