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Cape May County Beach Access Guide for People with Disabilities

  • Synopsis: Published: 2013-06-15 (Rev. 2015-03-18) - The Guide provides information regarding accessibility of beaches located in Avalon, Cape May City, Cape May Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere in Upper Township and the Wildwoods. For further information pertaining to this article contact: CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services at -.

Definition: Cape May County

Cape May County - The southernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Most of the county lies on a peninsula that juts into Delaware Bay. The majority of Cape May County's industry is tourism, due to its beaches and location between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

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"The 2013 electronic version of the Guide is now available from the homepage of capemaycountygov.net"

Freeholder Kristine Gabor announced that the 2013 edition of A Guide to Accessing Cape May County's Beaches and Surf Chairs for People with Disabilities is now available on the Cape May County Website, capemaycountygov.net, through the County Department of Tourism and on the website of the NJ Department of Human Services/Division of Disability Services.

The Guide, introduced in 2007, has been revised for 2013 to reflect improvements in beach accessibility that have been implemented over the year by some municipalities.

This brochure, produced by the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services in association with the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the CMC Department of Tourism, provides detailed information regarding the accessibility of beaches located in Avalon, Cape May City, Cape May Point, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere in Upper Township and the Wildwoods. Also, it highlights the investment these municipalities have made in surf chairs (Ocean City alone has 54); those beach accessible wheelchairs with large, balloon-type wheels that don't get stuck in the sand.

Additionally, the Guide presents Beach Patrol contact information, best access points to the boardwalks/promenades and to the beaches, availability and safe use of surf chairs and the processes for reserving them and location of accessible rest rooms and parking in each of the named municipalities.

The guiding principle for this vacation planning resource is to enable individuals with disabilities and their families to plan ahead for the fullest enjoyment of their time at the Jersey Cape, whether their stay includes one day or several weeks at the beach.

The 2013 electronic version of the Guide is now available from the homepage of capemaycountygov.net

Print copies of the Guide are being distributed throughout Cape May County and statewide, through the efforts of the Cape May County Department of Tourism, the New Jersey Division of Disability Services and the New Jersey Association of County Disability Services (NJ ACDS).

For more information, contact Paulann Pierson at the Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services (609)-886-2784; ppierson@co.cape-may.nj.us).



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