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Somer’s Point Photo: Bonnie A. Isaac.

K&D Marina in West Wildwood. I duck out of my loud-but-loving family’s home and enjoy the peaceful walk there, then sit on the dock and watch the sun go down among the boats. I wish I was there right now. I have so many beautiful photos of my evenings there alone. True peace and solitude.
Kathryn Conda, Cinnaminson

There’s this sand bar near Corson’s Inlet, on the OC side, that my dad and I used to swim out to when I was a kid. We called it heaven. There were usually only one or 2 other groups there since it was a pretty decent swim and it only emerged when the tide was on the lower side. There were always these warm pools filled with hermit crabs.
Peter Sherman, Audubon

The concrete ship at Sunset Beach in Cape May Point always calls me back. It’s so surprising that it’s there for the ages, slowly sinking into oblivion. It’s like a symbol of futility but also hope. I could stare at it for hours.
Justin Lee, Collingswood

Under the Ventnor Pier. #Serenity
Linda Newman, Ventnor

The Longport Bridge an hour before and an hour after the tide changes is my happy place. Before fishing off the bridge was outlawed, that was my favorite place to cast. In my 20’s I’d leave whatever bar I was in (sometimes at 2 am), grab my tackle box and rod, and drop a line. Caught my very first fish there – a triggerfish. It’s the briny salt air that makes your nerves unravel and relax. Soul balm.
Alicia Schwartz, Cherry Hill

Somers Point is everything I love about the Jersey shore. The bay breeze, uncrowded beaches, fishing and crabbing are all I need to unwind. Every sunset feels like a spiritual awakening.
Jake Laker, Glassboro

Cape May Lighthouse shortly after the sun has risen. I love doing yoga there. Closing my eyes and hearing the sounds of the ocean and feeling that breeze during meditation is something I long for all year.
Nancy Caporusso, Sewell

Beach Plum Farm in Cape May. Love the farm-to-table menu, the beautiful flowers that bring butterflies, fire pits all the time and the farm animals.
Shari Ramsay, Marlton

My house. I know it isn’t as beautiful as the beach or as lively as the Boardwalk, but it’s where my entire family hangs out every summer. Our days there are golden – and not just because of the sunshine.
Lucy Marken, Lumberton

Pebble Beach in Cape May is amazing. It makes you feel like you’re on the edge of the Earth – if there was such a thing.
Matthew Savateri, Bellmawr

It just doesn’t get better than Estell Manor Park in Mays Landing. There’s the boardwalk along the river, rigorous and less rigorous trails, historic ruins and lots of wildlife. Last time we were there, we spotted a 5-striped skink and a bluebird flitting around. Can’t wait to return this month when the towering bushes of mountain laurel will be at their peak and the butterfly-shaped pollinator garden is in full bloom.
Tammy Thorton, Linwood

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Galloway. Every time I drive through the refuge, I have a different experience with varied species of wildlife.
Arlene Adair, Cherry Hill

July 2021
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