Cape May County Department of Tourism
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The Jersey Cape is situated at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, jutting between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Because of its excellent location, the Jersey Cape is naturally warmed by the ocean and the bay in the Fall and Winter and cooled by gentle breezes in the Spring and Summer.

During the summer months, the average air temperatures along the Jersey Cape range from the low 70's to the mid 80's, creating a perfect climate for the beach, or any outdoor activity. The temperature in the inland areas can be as much as ten degrees warmer than the temperature along the shore line.

A white ribbon of pristine beaches winds its way along
the Atlantic Ocean from Ocean City to Cape May Point.
The beaches of Cape May County, with its white sand & gentle surf, are considered the gem of the Jersey Shore and attract millions of visitors each year.
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From the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean to the natural strands along Delaware Bay, north to south and east to west, Cape May County has it all! Home to more than 100,000 year-round residents, the county welcomes literally thousands of visitors every year who enjoy the sun and sand, the birds and butterflies, the excitement and relaxation – and more – of a weekend, a vacation or an extended stay in Cape May County.

Once primarily a summer destination, the county is quickly becoming more and more of a year-round resort. Cape May’s Victorian Week and winter holiday calendar extend to New Year’s Eve. Ocean City has a varied schedule of unique events including a First Night celebration. The Wildwoods celebrate their Doo Wop heritage with a rock and roll weekend every October and a growing list of attractions at the Convention Center draw big crowds.     

Part of the county’s charm is its history. A number of local museums and arts centers help preserve this history that goes back to the 1600s when whalers from New England, many of whom were descendants of the Pilgrims, followed the whales to this area. Cape May’s Victorian architecture, the stately colonial-era homes along Route 9 in Cape May Court House and north plus Wildwood’s fun and funky Doo Wop styles and neon lights are all part of the county’s eclectic history.

Accommodations include rentals, condos, motels and campgrounds. Many people – perhaps the lucky ones – have a second home here in Cape May County so they can enjoy all that we have to offer whenever they want. Restaurants range from the family friendly with menu choices popular with the youngsters to bistros and café with the ambiance of fine dining, excellent wine, often an ocean view and always breathtaking décor.

Many of the changes that have added to the quality of life in Cape May County for all residents – improved health care, higher education opportunities and expanded shopping facilities – are also attractions for our visitors to enjoy.

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Cape May, W. Cape May, Cape May Point
N. Cape May, Town Bank, Villas
Cape May Court House
Ocean City
Sea Isle City
Stone Harbor
The Wildwoods
Escape to the Jersey Cape - Cape May County, NJ

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North Wildwood
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Sea Isle City
Stone Harbor
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