We had read about something strange among the dunes near Strathmere, just north of Sea Isle City. While not very large and not necessarily worth the drive from Bayville, it sure is…..different.
From the road, it just looks like a high part of the dunes – with a weather vane sticking out of it. Climbing up the steps reveals a small fenced off section, with oars, signs, pieces of boats, angel statues, and other random knick knacks. The walkway is even carpeted.
A storm in 1962 destroyed many of the homes nearby, and Whale Beach is where one of them stood. From what I’ve read, the family across the street owned the house and created Whale Beach as a memorial.