About Cape May Point

Cape May Point, New Jersey

This little borough in the Cape May Peninsula is the perfect getaway destination from the big city. There are many things to do in Cape May Point from outdoor activities to exploring the town's unique shops. Find your vacation rental on FlipKey today, so you can start planning your trip!

About Cape May Point

Previously called Stites Beach until 1876, and then Seagrove after that, Cape May Point was made a borough in 1878. Now called Cape May Point, its name comes from Cape May, which was discovered by Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, a Dutch captain.

Cape May Point was founded by John Wanamaker, believed to be the pioneer of marketing, and Alexander Whilldin, a wool merchant.

Cape May Point is a major migratory route for birds, and you will be able to witness these migrations depending on what time of the year you go!

"At the beach, we forget to count the days" is definitely true at Cape May Point. Enjoy a swim in the ocean, relaxing on the sandy dunes or a stroll at night.

Whilst it may the smallest of the beach communities on the New Jersey coast, this borough boasts a lot of big charm and attracts many tourists during the summer!

What to do

Cape May Point may be small, but there is plenty to do here!

One of Cape May Point’s drawing points is the Cape May Lighthouse. Visitors will be able to climb to the top and witness beautiful views of Cape May Point.

Be sure to stop by the Cape May Bird Observatory which is home to several bird species. The observatory is a leader in bird conservation and recreational birding activities.

Higbee Wildlife Management Area is the perfect spot to witness bird migrations. Visit during the spring, and view many of the birds that stop to rest and feed.

Lake Lily is another must-visit. This lake covers 13 acres and was once a freshwater source for Native Americans. Now you'll be able to fish or enjoy a beautiful sunset.

For history buffs, be sure to check out the World War II Bunker located near Cape May Point State Park!

Top Cape May Point travel tips

To visit Cape May Point, you'll have to arrive into Cape May. Cape May's not too far from three major international airports; Baltimore-Washington, Philadelphia and Newark. From these airports, you can drive, which will take approximately three hours.

If you're looking for an alternative, fun way to arrive into Cape May, why not take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from Lewes, Delaware?

Cape May Point is very small, so whilst you can drive, it will be better for you to either walk or bike around town. Also make sure to call ahead for restaurants to make sure they're open!

There is so much to do in this small borough, and it is no wonder that many tourists find themselves drawn here. Quintessentially a beach town, without all the fuss of overcrowded beaches, Cape May Point is the perfect vacation spot, and FlipKey has the vacation rental for you in this beautiful town!