Cape May, the Queen of the Seaside Resorts, distinguishes herself in many ways. We have the pristine beaches, promenade, and all the amenities that make any seashore town lovely, but we also have a rich history and an architectural diversity equal to none.
In fact, in 1976 the entire city of Cape May was declared a National Historic Landmark. Possessing one of the country's largest collections of 19th century framed buildings, Cape May is New Jersey's jewel in the crown.
But it's not all about the history; we live on an island which three municipalities share - Cape May, Cape May Point and West Cape May. You can leave you car in the driveway or parking lot and walk or ride your bike anywhere and still have easy access to the grocery store, the beaches, or any of the restaurants.
We're a small town and proud of it, and we hope you come away thinking this is "your" town.
Gently curving sandy stretches, dunes, and lighthouses make southern New Jersey a coastal viewing paradise. While it’s beautiful anytime of the year, Cape May offers a bonus attraction for just a few months each year: migratory birds pass through on their commute south for the winter. Starting mid-August and lasting into November, spot swallows, warblers, hawks, and falcons flapping down the shore.