I have linked to Exit Zero writer
Ben Miller and his works many, many times (as you can see from that last link). His latest Cape Curiosity column in this week's Exit Zero is worth reading for the discussion of whether it is Beach Drive or Beach Avenue that sits on the beachfront. I will note for Ben's sake that my 1877 Cape May map (I believe that Mr. R.B. Swain made the map) lists the street as "Beach Avenue." FWIW. (as a child though, I remember it as "Beach Drive.) Thanks for the interesting article, Ben!