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 seventh edition of... Read More


The Sand Barrens Experience

What makes for a world-class golf experience? It's the mystique that comes from playing the best … the sense of excitement on every one of Sand Barrens’ 27 championship holes at one of South Jersey’s premier golf courses and banquet facility – Sand Barrens Golf Club.
Sand Barrens Golf Club is most well-known due to the unique personality of its layout with more than 100 acres of sand in... Read More


Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities - Guardian and Guide to Cape May

Bring the whole family to the Craft Beer & Crab Festival this Saturday, August 11th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and experience what CBS NY named one of New Jersey’s Top Five Summer Festivals! Come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods.
Enjoy steamed crabs... Read More


Do The Shore Fashion Makeover

Laura, a 21 year old student at Georgetown University, came to us looking for a way to “dress up” her everyday look. A member of the Georgetown field hockey team, Laura spends most of her summer days running and training for the rigorous and fast approaching days of pre-season. After her morning workouts, she usually just reaches for a bathing suit, a tee, and denim shorts to complete her... Read More


Get on Your Feet with Don't Call Me Francis

On April 6, 2012, The Don’t Call Me Francis Band celebrated its 21st anniversary as one of South Jersey’s number one party bands. With years of experience in the music industry, DMCF remains one of the most requested bands in the Philadelphia Tri-state area and beyond. For 12 Consecutive years, Don’t Call Me Francis was voted the Best Band in South Jersey and the Delaware Valley by the Courier... Read More

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


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


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