Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seaside Resort

People on the beach in Cape May, NJ

Being the nation's oldest seaside resort and a National Historic Landmark City puts Cape May in the unique position of balancing its rich history with the modern amenities that vacationers look for today, and they do it perfectly.  Cape May’s historical attractions like the Emlen Physick Estate, seamlessly blend with the more modern ones like Cape May Convention Hall.  Meanwhile, the historically significant and meticulously kept Bed & Breakfast Inns remarkably compliment today’s modern beachfront hotels and motels. 

Cape May’s sparkling beaches wrap around this southernmost tip of tNew Jersey to form a perfect strand of powdery sand for the best of recreation and relaxation.  So whether you like to sit and relax, walk to discover, play some sports, or search out nature, this is the place. 


Cape May, New Jersey's Emlen Physick EstateHISTORY AND TOURS

Cape May makes it easy for visitors to simultaneously learn about the history and all the new things to see and do. A variety of trolley, walking and even horse drawn carriage tours take visitors around town to see the sights and hear the sounds. Those who already know about the rich history and the modern lodging, entertainment and dining choices, can’t wait to invite their friends to have the experience. 




Foodies will tell you that Cape May isn’t just about history or beaches, but about its tantalizing food and beverage where chefs masterfully create dishes with "catch of the day" seafood delicacies and wine makers squeeze amazing wines from local grapes. Visit the Food & Wine Celebration September 13– 22 to savor the best of Cape May.


Scheduled between the beach time, water fun and historical tours, are Cape May's award-winning special events. Go to the Spring Celebration April 26 - May 19, or the Fall Victorian Weekend October 4 - 8 and Christmas in Cape May when the town sparkles with tours and entertainment from Thanksgiving to Christmas.   


BEACHES, WATERSPORTS & SIGHTSEEINGA boat cruising the harbor in Cape May, NJ

Off the beach, there are many ways to get out on the water to see this charming resort from a different perspective. Visit East Coast Parasail and Jetski for exciting parasailing adventures and wave running fun.   For sightseeing at its most relaxing, hop on one of the Whale & Dolphin Watching cruises and Sunset Dinner Cruises aboard fully equipped cruise boats for sunsets that must be seen. Fishing trips from the boats of Cape May Harbor run trips for recreational anglers to experience the big catch, while nature tours from The Nature Center of Cape May offer waterway kayaking and land tours on a regular schedule.



Meters/Kiosks May 1st- Oct. 31st from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 
Free Parking available at the Cape May Elementary School during the Summer

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