Written by: Emma Veon
Small birds have replaced the chirpy pre-teens that usually inhabit the promenade at sunset. No shadows darken the white sand on the beach; not even the seagulls hop alongside the ocean as they have already begun to migrate. Honks and revving engines rarely rip through the near-silence. Sea Isle City is placid and pristine and, thankfully, still open! The salty air is a little cooler than it was in the middle of July, but watering eyes and running noses will go unnoticed as you experience a whole new side of Sea Isle in the fall and winter.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast from Doc Mike’s Pancakes. If you begin your journey through Sea Isle in the afternoon, try DeNunzio’s Pizzeria which is open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Is a day at the beach complete without some ice cream at the end of a fabulous meal? Yum Yums is open year-round from 12:00pm – 11:00pm.
Your hunger has been satisfied, but what else is there to do? Stroll along the beach or walk down the promenade. Bike around the quiet town, or take some friends down to see some of Sea Isle’s best off-season attractions. There is a fireworks display to ring in the New Year at JFK. From February 12 – 14, people grab their favorite bathing suits and towels once again. Polar Bear Plunge weekend begins with the crowning of Polar Bear royalty then moves into a costume contest before the main event – the Plunge.
There is no need to worry that you won’t be able to find anything fun to do on your visit to Sea Isle during the off-season months. There’s always something exciting to do at the beach so you might as welll “Smile! You’re in Sea Isle City.” 🙂