Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort


A couple sitting on the Cape May, NJ beach at sunrise

Cape May is beyond proud of being a National Historic Landmark City and the nation’s oldest seaside resort. This is evident by the way they seamlessly blend history with  modern amenities. The beautiful beaches are a big reason why it remains a favorite seashore resort, and being a peninsula gives Cape May’s visitors a variety of beach going options. From the sparkling bathing beaches along the Atlantic Ocean seemingly made for relaxation, to the Delaware Bayside beaches that are perfect for bird watching, fishing and seashell collecting.  Whether you like to swim and relax, walk to discover, or search out nature, this is the place for you.

People taking a picture of the Cape May lighthouseHISTORY AND TOURS

The significant history of Cape May makes it easy to tell visitors about its interesting past and they do it with a variety of exhibits, trolley and walking tours, and horse drawn carriage rides. From the time Cornelis Mey named it after himself in 1620 to when Presidents summered there and John Phillips Sousa struck up the band, Cape May has always been a part of the American experience. The telling of its history continues in 2020 with the opening of the Harriet Tubman Museum and new events surrounding its Negro Baseball League past.

A couple having dinner at a Cape May restaurantFOOD & WINE

With all of this activity going on in Cape May, visitors work up hearty appetites and the award-winning restaurants of Cape May are ready to serve. The masterful chefs create dishes with "catch of the day" seafood delicacies and recipes with the freshest local ingredients. Visit the Food & Wine Celebration September 11– 20 to savor the best of Cape May. Today, you can hop aboard a Sunset Dinner Cruise Boat for great food and sunsets that must been seen.


People walking on the Washington Street Mall in Cape May, NJEVENTS COME ALIVE

Scheduled between the historical tours, beach time and sightseeing are Cape May's award-winning special events. Go to the Spring Celebration April 24 - May 17, or the Fall Victorian Weekend October 8 - 10 and Christmas in Cape May when the town sparkles with tours and entertainment from Thanksgiving to Christmas. 





Meters/Kiosks May 1st- Oct. 31st from 10am- 10pm. Free Parking at the Cape May Elementary School during the Summer.
Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
La Mer Beachfront Resort,1317 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum – 500 Forrestal Rd., Cape May Airport, NJ 08204

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