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Whether you are planning to spend a day, a week, or are visiting for an extended stay the beach resorts and communities of Cape May County look forward to your arrival. As others have for generations, we welcome you to come relax then discover and explore all there is to see and do at the Jersey Cape. Follow the links above to find information on places to stay, places to eat, things to see and do, and many other businesses to serve you.
After a leisurely afternoon at the beach or a few hours strolling through the historic streets of this seashore resort, it’s often Yappy Hour on the front porch at the Billmae Cottage on Washington Street in Cape May. What exactly, you might ask, is Yappy Hour? It’s a happy hour, of course – that includes Fido. Doggies get treats while their owners enjoy a cold refreshment.
Around the Water Bowl at the Blue Fish Inn, dogs of all sizes...from Chihuahuas to Labs... are welcome to stay, although there is a two dog limit. Owners can choose from one of three styles of accommodations. The Marquis de Lafayette, on the beachfront in Cape May, has been welcoming pet lovers for more than 25 years and has designated rooms for guests who travel with dogs - or cats - meow! Rooms are on the first floor with outside access. Many local campgrounds are pet-friendly and some local real estate offices also have summer rentals available for families with pets.
Hungry? Many restaurants with outside or patio seating welcome well-behaved pooches. Stop by Zoe's on the beachfront in Cape May for breakfast or lunch. Later in the day relax on the porch at Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May, or check out Sunset Beach Grill at the end of Sunset Blvd. Harpoon Henry's on Beach Drive in North Cape May is pet friendly and so is Harbor View Restaurant on Ocean Drive between Cape May and Wildwood Crest.
What dog doesn't dream of a larger-than-life red fire hydrant? Well, you can make Fido's dream come true with a walk on the Poplar Avenue Beach in Wildwood. The hydrant on this dog-friendly beach is huge, detailed with bones, dog paws and even a squirrel on top. Your dog will love you! And your four-footed pal can join you on the beach, swim in the ocean within this designated area and run around the seaside play area to his - or her heart's content.
Cape May has a dog park and Ocean City's dog park at 45th St. is available to residents and visitors with a Paw Pass for a fee, and Upper Township has a dog park at 1700 Mt. Pleasant-Tuckahoe Road.
Most communities allow dogs on specific beaches during certain times of the year, usually between mid- October thru April. On the Delaware Bay side of the county, dogs are allowed on beaches in Lower and Middle Townships year round. Please check with local communities for beaches, dates and other requirements. Dogs must be on a leash and have proof of rabies vaccination - and pet owners absolutely must clean up after their pets.
The county also has a full range of veterinary services; refer to the Cape May County Chamber website or call 609-465-7181 for more information.