Cape May, New Jersey, United States
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Cape May Information

About Cape May

Cape May is a charming beach town that is located on the very southern tip of New Jersey on the Cape May peninsula. It sits on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean with the Delaware Bay to the south. Cape May is a popular resort town and is known as one of the oldest seaside resort towns in the country. It is second in tourism in New Jersey behind the popular casino town of Atlantic City, and is an excellent destination for families who want to go on a quiet beach retreat while staying close to the action.

Things To Do In Cape May

In Cape May, you won’t ever be bored or disappointed, as there are many things to keep you busy. One of Cape May’s best attractions is the soft sand beaches. Cape May’s most popular beaches are Higbee Beach and Poverty Beach, and both are great places to relax and enjoy bathing in the sun or swimming in the ocean. A number of hotels offer beach service, but most visitors bring their own umbrellas and chairs. Be sure to head to Cape May Point to pay a visit to the town's lighthouse, and climb to its top for 360-degree views. As the sun dips toward the horizon, meander to Sunset Beach for stellar views over the ocean. Another fun opportunity is to take a tour of the Salt Marsh in Cape May. There, you can take boat tours with Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari, where you’ll observe interesting wildlife. You can also go kayaking or paddle boarding through the Salt Marsh by renting from Miss Chris Kayaks and Paddleboards. Cape May also has several interesting attractions away from the beach and the water. A popular option is to visit the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, where you can see a number of aircraft, special exhibits, and interactive displays from the World War II era while learning about the military history of New Jersey. There are some fun adult activities too, like visiting the popular Willow Creek and Cape May wineries or heading to the Cape May Brewing Company to sample some local beer and take a tour of the brewery.

Day Trips From Cape May

There are some exciting areas to explore close to Cape May during your vacation. The city of Wildwood Crest is located right on the Jersey shore coast, just 15 minutes north of Cape May, and you can enjoy its beaches and a stellar boardwalk. At the boardwalk, you will find Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, where there are amusement rides and carnival games that are fun for the whole family. About 50 minutes north of Cape May is Atlantic City, the country’s second largest casino resort town. Atlantic City has beautiful casinos like Borgata Casino, Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Atlantic City and many more. Adults will love the great nightlife and entertaining atmosphere throughout the day and nighttime hours. Atlantic City also has its own great boardwalk with fun carnival rides and a great beach if you’d like to bring the kids along.

Cape May Accommodations

There are many beautiful vacation rentals in Cape May, and many of them are right on the beach. Look for rentals along Beach Avenue to be right on the beach, or along Washington Street or Madison Avenue if you want to be downtown and still close the beaches.

Transportation In Cape May

There isn’t much public transportation in Cape May, so you’ll want to have your own car. This will make it much easier for you to get around to other areas like the Wildwoods or Atlantic City if you’re interested in going on day trips. Cape May is quite a small town, so you can easily walk or ride a bike. There are bike rentals available in the city, so you can leave your car at your vacation rental if you’d rather not drive.

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Vacation Rentals in Cape May

Looking for a vacation rental in Cape May? has 1616 vacation rental homes available in Cape May. You'll find 0 studios, 234 1-bedroom, 374 2-bedroom and 1008 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.

The average price of a nightly rental in Cape May is $436 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Cape May home is $25.

Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 175 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Cape May. In addition to accommodating pets, Cape May rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 1520 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 1566 have TV and/or cable and 209 have a pool or hot tub.

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