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the Beach Avenue oceanfront. Lush gardens and lounge chairs surround the central pool area and each room includes free Wi-Fi, plush linens, a microwave and a mini refrigerator. The Inn was a change from the modest old B&Bs that we used to stay in with John’s sister and her husband every spring for the first three years after we married, way back when. The rustic places offered tiny bedrooms with communal bathrooms down the hall. But we were young with limited income, and the accommodations suited us just fine. Located on the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cap May was founded in 1611 and named for Dutch captain Jacobsen Mey. The town was one of America’s first beach resorts and is now a world-renowned romantic beach destination and cultural and nature center. Cape May’s tree-lined streets are adorned with Victorian gingerbread homes and colorful gardens. The town claims to have the largest concentration of preserved, colorful Victorian buildings located in an historic district in America. We are always fascinated by the

we admired the property and its accompany ing Keepers Cottage. The Lighthouse is still operated by the Coast Guard to aid navigation on the Delaware Bay and is fronted by a long sandy beach that we saw from the ferry. Next, we checked into the Periwinkle Inn, a modern, yet quaint, pink cotton-candy-colored building with black wrought iron trim on

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