Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

Bartender Brian has been tending to thirsty patrons’ drink needs at Wildwood's Blue Water Grille since its inaugural season nine years ago. Today, not much has changed about the relaxed yet refined ambiance of the Bolero Resort's Grille and its awesome drink specials. And Brian can still be found expertly shaking, mixing, blending, and pouring behind the central bar. Originally from North New... Read More

Mixology 101 - Drink of the Week

In search of this week’s drink of the week, I decided to travel to the tropics. No, I did not make the trip out of Cape May County. I simply made the drive to North Wildwood’s own tropical paradise and home to a lively bunch of pirates, Coconut Cove. After a short stroll through the bar and restaurant’s sand flooring, I was ready for a frozen fruity cocktail to complete the island vibe.... Read More

Activities

Chips & Divots

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and golfing season is in full swing. Cape May County is home to breathtaking golden sunset views, but what about the green? A number of Par-3 and full golf courses throughout the area promise beautiful landscape scenery that rivals a beach sunset.
Sand Barrens Golf Club
The unique personality and layout of Sand Barrens Golf Club makes for... Read More

Activities

What to Do When Skies Aren't Blue...

When summer showers render a beach day impossible, what alternatives does Cape May County offer? Whether you’re feeling like a classy afternoon of wine tasting or a cut-throat game of mini golf, “Blast" has a recommendation for exploring the Jersey shore in a new way on a dreary day.
Feeling rainy day anxiety? When looking for an outlet for pent-up energy during a downpour, choosing a... Read More

Lifeguard of the Week

Fourteen year Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol veteran Anthony Troy has “always wanted to do something that involved helping people”. And this charismatic thirty one year old fulfilled this life goal when he joined the patrol at the age of 18. Born in Philadelphia, Anthony has summered in Cape May County for as long as he can remember. “My grandparents had a house in the Villas when I was about... Read More

Nightlife

Pirates at the Cove Dinner Show

Every Tuesday evening, North Wildwood becomes a haven for the liveliest bunch of swashbucklers this side of the Atlantic. Coconut Cove’s Pirate Dinner Show features a pirate-style complete dinner plus the most interactive live, outdoor performance in Cape May County. Featuring promising local talent, this treasure of an experience begins with chicken quarters or pork shanks, corn on the cob,... Read More

Nightlife

Oceanic Hotel

Cool off at the Oceanic Hotel’s Swim-up Tiki Bar - the only one in the Wildwoods. Get a true island vibe with tropical drinks, ice cold beer, and the coolest staff. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your day off Mondays at the Tiki Bar at the “In The Biz Pool Party” with free admission and awesome drink specials. The Tiki Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. and features live entertainment daily such as DJ... Read More

Activities

Island Hopping

Cape May County is a treasure trove of thrills, games, specialty seafood, happy hour specials, traditional family-style restaurants, beach gear, breakfast favorites, and relaxing rituals. Yet with its six hundred and twenty square-mile span, this Jersey shore county can be quite daunting. With all this ground to cover, where should you even begin? “Blast” is here with our eighth edition of... Read More

Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

On my search for the county’s next top bartender to honor, I made a quick stop at favorite Wildwood hangout Dogtooth Bar & Grill. With its casual ambiance, killer appetizer and snack specialties, and extensive drink menu, Dogtooth seemed like a safe bet. After meeting bartender Darryl, I knew I had come to the right place. A man of few words, Darryl blends well with Dogtooth’s “kick back... Read More

Lifeguard of the Week

When I asked Avalon Beach Patrol for an outstanding guard to profile, an officer suggested twenty-year-old Matt O’Donoghue. Now in his fifth season on the beach patrol, Matt expressed that lifeguarding has always been a dream of his. “I’ve been coming down to Avalon all my life. Seeing the lifeguards, it always looked like the best job. Obviously, it’s an important job too,” added Matt. It... Read More