Last weekend Cleo was in Western Maryland at Deep Creek Lake. This weekend she got to spend a few days beaching it at Cape May, NJ. What this really equates to is that she is spoiled....plain and simple.
Cape May is a quiet beach town located at the most southern tip of New Jersey. It really stands out amongst other Jersey shore destinations because it has such a Victorian flair. The Cape lacks the drama, clubs, and boardwalk scene made famous by the train wreck of a show Jersey Shore. What it does have is clean beaches, fun bars, architectural character and woodcock hunting. Cape May, NJ came in second on Trip Advisor's "Best Beaches" in the United States list as well as a highly respectable ninth in their Best Beaches in the world. Click here to see an article on that.
I'm very lucky in the fact that my parents own a shore house in West Cape May and we get to go down on a regular basis. During season you can't take dogs on the regular beaches. However, Cape May does allow you to take your four legged friends to Higbee Beach.
Plenty of birds to chase
Higbee Beach is a cool place. It's approximately 1 1/2 miles long and it's located in a 1,100 acre Wildlife Management area where County Hwy 641 dead ends. It's home to some of the best bird watching in the Northeast and there is an abundance of wildlife here.
Since horseshoe crabs are hard to roll on they make for good barking
Jim and I have heard from more than one person that Higbee Beach is a great spot to hunt woodcock. However, getting information on where and when to go has been tough. We did find out that you can hunt there but only in certain areas and the season is apparently only a few days. I'm gonna have to do a little more research but we would love to get her down there for at least a day or two of hunting this coming fall.
But as far as the summer goes in Cape May, if you have a dog it's the place to be.
Higbee Beach is located across from the Cape May Lewes Ferry Dock
Cleo also had a blast chilling at my parents house. Below is a pic of her locking up on point at a rabbit while she is on the back deck of my parents house.
Also these have nothing to do with Cleo but here are pics from the back deck of my parents house as a storm rolls in. It never rained where we were but it looked beautiful.
The lighthouse is in the lower left