|Cape May is located at the southern end of the New Jersey Coast. The town is
noted for it's numerous historic Victorian Gingerbread buildings, dining,
beaches, shopping, fishing and a lot more. It is an ideal family oriented
vacation spot. As with any Victorian town, there are a fair number of antique
There are a number of historic hotels and bed and breakfasts in the town.
We have some unique photographs and descriptions of these sites. You might also
want to check out our dining reviews. A
good map of the town is a must. The town was not laid out on an overall grid
plan. A good map will make walking or driving much easier. Parking can be difficult at times.
The heart of the town houses most of the grand Victorian
homes. As you go north, you will find more 1920ís style summer bungalows with
the exception of Beach Road which is primarily Victorian. The northern end of
the town, except again for the beach block, seems to be a lot of new
construction done with Victorian theme
If you like to walk, there is a promenade between Beach
Avenue. This encompasses two thirds of the beachfront from the southernmost part
of the town north. Be sure to read the rules on bicycling and animals. It
is also quite pleasant to simply walk through the town and admire the beautiful
old homes and gardens.
Cape May is easily accessible from Philadelphia, Trenton, New York and
Delaware. If you are coming south, follow the Garden State Parkway to mile
marker zero. If you are visiting from Delaware, you can take the
Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
(It is not the Cape May-Lewis Ferry as many mistakenly call it). If you are
going to use the Ferry, be sure to make reservations.
For more information about Cape May, you can visit the
City of Cape May
website for information about local ordinances, beach badges and
If you like fishing, there is easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware
Bay. Cape May has a sheltered bay with an Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean and the
Cape May Canal providing access to the Delaware Bay.