Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area

New England Rd.
Cape May, NJ 08204
 609-628-2103
  • Overview

    The roughly 1,100-acre area offers a unique blend of several different habitats, including dune, forest, scrub-shrub and early successional fields. The Cape May peninsula hosts one of the world's largest migrations each fall as millions of birds stop at the peninsula seeking food, cover and water. Higbee Beach plays a vital role in the migration, providing migrants with a stopover site as they increase their fitness before continuing their sojourn south. There are two viewing platforms that adds nearly 2 miles of nature trails at the area.

  • Amenities

    Activities
    • Birding
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Black Duck on Sunset
        2.1 MI
        609-898-0100
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      • Cape May MAC (Museums+Arts+Culture)
        2.6 MI
        609-884-5404
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      • The Old Grange Restaurant
        2.8 MI
        609-884-0114
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      • Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
        5.2 MI
        609-846-7347
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      • Boardwalk Bar & Grill
        8.1 MI
        609-522-2431
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      • Blue Water Grille
        8.2 MI
        609-522-0303
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      • Casey's on Third
        9.4 MI
        609-522-7799
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      • The Princeton Grill & Bar
        16.3 MI
        609-967-3456
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    •  Lodging

      • Mt. Vernon Motel
        1.6 MI
        609-884-4665
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      • The Depot Travel Park
        1.8 MI
        609-884-2533
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      • West Cape Motel
        1.9 MI
        609-884-4280
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      • Wilbraham Mansion
        2.2 MI
        609-884-2046
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      • Jetty Motel
        2.3 MI
        609-884-4640
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      • Sandpiper Beach Club
        2.3 MI
        609-884-6579
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      • Sea Crest Inn
        2.4 MI
        609-884-4561
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      • La Mer Beachfront Inn
        2.4 MI
        609-770-4810
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    •  Activities

      • Cape May-Lewes Ferry
        0.9 MI
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      • Hidden Valley Ranch
        1.0 MI
        609-576-3569
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      • Sunset Beach Mini Golf
        1.1 MI
        609-884-7079
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      • World War II Fire Control Tower
        1.1 MI
        609-884-5404
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      • Bay Front (Lower Township)
        1.1 MI
        609-886-2005
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      • Willow Creek Winery & Farm
        1.2 MI
        609-770-8782
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      • Cape May Bird Observatory: Northwood Center
        1.3 MI
        609-400-3868
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      • Turdo Vineyards & Winery
        1.3 MI
        609-884-5591
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    •  Events

      • U Pick Flowers and Guided Farm Tour
        May. 1 - Sep. 28, 2024
        2.4 MI
        609-602-6123
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      • Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival
        Jul. 12, 2024
        7.2 MI
        609-523-0202
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      • Wildwoods International Kite Festival
        May. 24-27, 2024
        7.7 MI
        609-729-9000
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      • The Cheer Movement Nationals
        Feb. 25, 2024
        7.8 MI
        866-522-4337
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      • Mid-Atlantic Cheer Championships
        Mar. 1-3, 2024
        7.8 MI
        866-397-3034
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      • Special Olympics NJ Spring Basketball Competitions
        Mar. 23-24, 2024
        7.8 MI
        609-896-8000
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      • OVERSAND Expo
        May. 4, 2023 - May. 3, 2024
        7.8 MI
        609-729-9000
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      • Boardwalk Outdoor Craft Show
        May. 25 - Sep. 1, 2024
        7.8 MI
        609.522.0198
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      •   Activities

        Cape May-Lewes Ferry
        0.9 MI
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      •   Activities

        Hidden Valley Ranch
        1.0 MI
        609-576-3569
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      •   Activities

        Bay Front (Lower Township)
        1.1 MI
        609-886-2005
        View >
      •   Activities

        World War II Fire Control Tower
        1.1 MI
        609-884-5404
        View >
      •   Activities

        Sunset Beach Mini Golf
        1.1 MI
        609-884-7079
        View >
      •   Activities

        Willow Creek Winery & Farm
        1.2 MI
        609-770-8782
        View >
      •   Activities

        Turdo Vineyards & Winery
        1.3 MI
        609-884-5591
        View >
      •   Activities

        Cape May Bird Observatory: Northwood Center
        1.3 MI
        609-400-3868
        View >
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