Sea Isle City Tourist Information

Sea Isle City Tourist Information
Sea Isle City is a resort town in Cape May County on the New Jersey shore. The popular resort, complete with canals, waterways and European statuary, was "created" by owner Charles Landis in the late 1800s and was inspired by his visit to Venice, Italy. Today, good restaurants, hotels and resorts draw beach- and water-lovers to the city year-round.

Beaches

Located near the southern tip of the New Jersey shore, Sea Isle City is known for its clean beaches, large dunes and beautiful promenade.

Water Activities

Beaches in Sea Isle City are designated for specific activities. For example, there are 23 bathing beaches, which are the only beaches where swimming is allowed. There are also beaches for rafting, surfing, kayaking and volleyball, as well as a sailboat landing and surf-fishing beach.

Admission

For entry to any of the beaches, tourists must purchase an inexpensive "beach tag" at the official office at 125 JFK Boulevard or from one of the tag inspectors on the beach. Wednesday is free beach day with no tags required.

Nightlife

The European atmosphere of Sea Isle City is enhanced by outdoor cafes, live music and arts-and-crafts shopping.

Weather

Summertime is high season in Sea Isle City, but tourism officials say there are other reasons to visit year-round. These include various sports competitions, sand-sculpting contests, live concerts and great restaurants (see Resources).

Article Written By Debbie Selinsky

Debbie Selinsky is an award-winning writer based in North Carolina. Selinsky is the former senior editor of "Success Magazine" and deputy director of the Duke University News Service. She has written about travel for many years and specializes in cruise travel, having sailed on more than 100 cruises. Selinsky attended North Greenville University, Oregon Institute of Technology and the Poynter Institute for Journalistic Excellence.

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