Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park

305 Lighthouse Ave
Cape May Point, NJ 08212


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  • Overview

    Although Cape May Lighthouse is a major attraction for many visitors to the area, the park's constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a well-known location for viewing the fall bird migration.

    Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area's natural and historic features.

    Cape May Point State Park is a day-use park, open from dawn to dusk. The park has a beach wheel chair available to the public. Several blazed trails lead visitors to various pond, coastal dune, marsh and forest habitats of the park where wildlife can be viewed from observation platforms.

    This natural area is significant along the East Coast for its resident and migratory birds and includes habitat suitable for northern and southern species of fauna and flora.

    The 157-foot-high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula.

    Also within the park is the World War II Fire Control Tower Fire Control Tower 23. It's New Jersey’s last remaining World War II tower, which was part of the immense Delaware Bay harbor defense system known as Fort Miles. Admission fee.
  • Amenities

    • Food Permitted
    • Birding
    • Beach on Ocean
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Black Duck on Sunset
        1.6 MI
        609-898-0100 View >
      • The Old Grange Restaurant
        4.0 MI
        609-884-0114 View >
      • Boardwalk Bar & Grill
        8.8 MI
        609-522-2431 View >
      • Blue Water Grille
        8.9 MI
        609-522-0303 View >
      • Casey's on Third
        10.2 MI
        609-522-7799 View >
      • The Princeton Grill & Bar
        17.5 MI
        609-967-3456 View >
    •  Lodging

      • West Cape Motel
        1.3 MI
        609-884-4280 View >
      • Sandpiper Beach Club
        1.4 MI
        609-884-6579 View >
      • Jetty Motel
        1.4 MI
        609-884-4640 View >
      • Sea Crest Inn
        1.6 MI
        609-884-4561 View >
      • Wilbraham Mansion
        1.7 MI
        609-884-2046 View >
      • Colton Court Motor Inn
        1.7 MI
        609-884-5384 View >
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    •  Activities

      • Cape May Lighthouse
        0.0 MI
        609-884-5404 View >
      • Cape May Point
        0.3 MI
        609-884-8468 View >
      • Cape May Bird Observatory: Northwood Center
        0.4 MI
        609-400-3868 View >
      • Sunset Beach Mini Golf
        0.6 MI
        609-884-7079 View >
      • World War II Fire Control Tower
        0.8 MI
        609-884-5404 View >
      • Willow Creek Winery & Farm
        1.0 MI
        609-770-8782 View >
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