Cape May County Department of Tourism
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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 and gentle surf, are considered the gem of the Jersey Shore and attract millions of visitors each year.

The resort beaches are staffed by a professional team of well trained lifeguards during the daytime hours to ensure the safety of bathers. Many beaches offer a variety of eating establishments, umbrella and chair rentals, volley ball and game areas, and specified surfing areas.

From the the wide beaches of the Wildwoods to the natural dune beaches of Avalon there is always a cool breeze drifting from the Ocean to make your "day at the beach" a pleasant experience. Be sure to watch for the dolphin as they frolic beyond the white caps and perform to the delight of the beachgoers. Their show begins in the early morning and runs continuously until dusk. Early morning as the sun is rising above the horizon and the water reflects like little diamonds is a sight as spectacular as the sunsets on the back bays. If you want our opinion, there is never a bad day on the beach.

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Water Quality is Very Important at the Jersey Cape

New Jersey is number one in the Country when it comes to beachgoer safety, according to the National Resource Defense Council.  Cape May County beaches, again in 1998, met the NRDC standards for ocean monitoring and public notification.   New Jersey is the only state that has a mandatory bacteria standard, a testing protocol and mandatory beach closings if the bacteria counts rise above the standards.

Clean ocean water is not only vital for our bathers but also to our environment.  The large populations of birds, fish and wildlife found throughout the county is testimony to our commitment to water quality.  We take that commitment very seriously, because not only do your children play in our ocean waters, but ours do too.

Ocean Water Quality Hotline (609) 465-2422
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