Exciting Places and Open Spaces: Escape to the Jersey Cape


Photo © Cape May County Department of Tourism

Tucked away at the southern-most tip of New Jersey between the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay lies Cape May County, 30 miles of pristine ocean beaches and 20 miles of beautiful natural bayfront luring over 10 million visitors annually.

Ten beach resorts along the Atlantic Ocean work together with their six mainland communities to take visitors from the beach to a local winery or farm within minutes. Beyond the beaches, the Jersey Cape offers various lodging options, including hotels, motels, quaint B&Bs, and camping. Weekly and seasonal home and condo rentals add to the accommodation mix and allow visitors to stay for weekend getaways or even the entire summer.

Families can enjoy the amusement piers and water parks on the boardwalks in Ocean City and Wildwood. From carousels to wild roller coasters, saltwater taffy to pizza, the boardwalks are the perfect place to create memories that last a lifetime.

The Cape May County Parks and Zoo are a great attraction for families and adults who want to explore our natural areas, minutes from the resort towns. The Zoo is home to more than 550 animals, including giraffes, snow leopards, zebras, and even a reptile house and an aviary.

Photo © Cape May County Department of Tourism
Photo © Cape May County Department of Tourism
Photo © Cape May County Department of Tourism

Ecotourism and Agri-Tourism are a large part of the draw to the Jersey Cape. Along the Atlantic Flyway, Cape May County attracts hundreds of species of migrating birds. Considered one of the ‘top birding hotspots’ in North America, birding and nature-based activities allow visitors to enjoy nature and open spaces.

Nothing says vacation like dinner on the dock, with a beautiful view of the sunset. Farm-to-table menu options are easy on the Jersey Cape. Fresh picked Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables are a staple on every menu, but seafood is king in Cape May County. The port of Cape May/Wildwood is the largest commercial fishing port along the eastern seaboard, landing tons of scallops, weakfish, flounder and tuna. Oysters are farmed locally along the Delaware Bay; between seven local wineries, a dozen breweries and distilleries, visitors can enjoy award-winning wines with their mouth-watering meals.

Cape May County has a rich history that spans more than 325 years. Visitors can view more than 600 Victorian structures in Cape May, a ‘National Historic Landmark’ City. Sandwiched between the beautiful resorts of North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest is the iconic City of Wildwood that features a two-mile boardwalk and exciting amusements piers and iconic 1950s Doo-Wop architecture.  Tour the museums and historic attractions, learn about whaling, shipwrecks and pirates, and early life in South Jersey.

The sights, sounds and experiences of a Jersey Cape Vacation are true ‘Souvenirs of the Soul.’

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The Jersey Cape is more, much more, than a great summer destination. Remember, the fun doesn’t end when summer is over. So, beat those winter doldrums with a warm and cozy escape to the Jersey Cape. We’ll be waiting for you.


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