Cape May is an idyllic summertime destination for families, couples, artists and outdoor enthusiasts seeking fun-filled getaways. There’s so much to do and see. From visiting the beach and local restaurants to shopping, wine tasting, whale watching, and more there’s no shortage of warm-weather activities to keep you busy. Use our new Cape May visitors guide to plan the perfect trip for you.
Cape May Beaches
Cape May beaches are known for their wide shoreline and fine powdery sand. They are considered some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Plus, we offer concierge and rental services on the beach at Madison Avenue. Hungry? Thirsty? Need chairs? We provide private cabanas, food and soft drink delivery, chairs, umbrellas and more.
Cape May Lighthouse
Climb to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse and take in fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape May village, Delaware Bay, and Cape May Point State Park. Plus, visit the on-site Nautical Museum complete with tours, kid-friendly workshops, and story time.
Washington Street Mall
In Cape May you’ll find a variety of charming boutique concentrated on an outdoor walking mall that’s complete with brick pathways, decorative fountains, and garden planters which make for a lovely shopping experience. Here, you’ll also enjoy the many great restaurants, souvenir shops, and galleries that also line the streets.
Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
The Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is considered one the largest in the system. It was established to protect migratory birds along New Jersey’s coastline and supports 317 bird species, 42 mammal species, 55 reptile and amphibian species, and numerous fish, shellfish and other invertebrates. Here, there are several trails as well as bay shore and beach habitats in which students and teachers can learn about the environment. The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge also offers a variety of educational programs
In Cape May, there are a few different opportunities to spot whales and dolphins. Enjoy a whale watching boat trip in the open Atlantic or spend some time on the beach around sunrise or sunset, where you’re likely to see schools of dolphin swimming by.
Cape May Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach offers the most spectacular sunsets. Plus, each night there is a flag lowering ceremony and you can visit the site of the S.S. Atlantus World War l concrete ship, and the World War ll “Concrete Tower”.
Enjoy delicious food
It’s no secret that Cape May is home is many exceptional restaurants. From small delicatessens to world-class oceanfront operations, here you’ll find a number of restaurants at which you can enjoy wonderful, fresh, food.
- Biking around town
- Visiting the scenic New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail with fresh water creeks and tidal marshes
- Kayaking in the salt water marshlands
- Taking a salt marsh safari or a deep-sea fishing tour
- Visiting the Bird Observatory operated by the New Jersey Audubon society
We hope you find our new Cape May visitors guide helpful. It’s no wonder Cape May is the popular summertime destination it is. There’s always something to do.