Washington Street Mall

The center point of Cape May's downtown area is the Washington Street Mall, a three block pedestrian mall that extends on Washington Street from Ocean to Perry Streets. Cape May's main drag has everything from T-shirt shops, to hand-crafted jewelry, to one-of-a-kind gift shops. A sampling of some of our favorite shops include:

Winterwood - Cape May's Christmas headquarters.
Pearls - A beautiful selection of women's clothing including Nicole Miller and Nipon by Night, with one of the best sales staffs in town.
Pandora's Box - Gift items including miniatures of local B&Bs.
Swede Things - The name says it all, featuring a wide selection of hand-made lace.
Washington Street Gallery - Many original and limited edition prints of Cape May's painted ladies.
Whale's Tale - Jewelry, specimen seashells, fine crafts and an extensive collection of note cards are featured at what is one of Cape May's most popular gift shops.
Atlantic Books - Everyone's favorite bookstore featuring bestsellers, magazine and a large selection of local interest books.


Cape May has about a dozen antique stores located throughout the town. Stop by the Antique Doorknob on Park Boulevard to view their Victorian dollhouse and also the ornately carved upright piano, once owned by the family of the late Princess Diana. A detailed map of all of Cape May's antique stores is available at the Front Desk.

Also Around Town

No visit to Cape May would be complete without a stop at Cape May Wicker. Located on the road to Cape May Point, Cape May Wicker features a huge selection of wicker at incredible prices. Open year round, off-street parking is a definite plus. Make plenty of room in the back of your car for all your purchases. Rated a must see by the Angel staff.

Another favorite with visitors to town is the Cape May Linen Outlet. Drop by for a wide selection of designer decorating at real outlet prices.

Artisans Alcove is located around the corner from the Washington Street Mall and features the largest collection of estate jewelry in South Jersey. Specializing in appraisals, engagement rings and watch and jewelry repair, the Alcove's expert staff includes a certified gemologist.

Hours of operation for many stores in town vary widely depending upon the time of year and day of week.
 Please see the Front Desk for more information.

Angel of the Sea Gift Shop

Located in our elegant Victorian lobby, our gift shop probably has the best and most convenient shopping hours of any shop in town. (We are open daily, year round from 9 am to 11 pm. Closed December 25th.) We offer the largest selection of angels in South Jersey, along with a wide variety of Angel of the Sea souvenir items. We also have Victorian style jewelry at the best prices in town.

VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are welcome and phone orders are accepted for some items. (See additional information elsewhere on this web site.)