Cape May Lighthouse
Located in Cape May Point State Park
The Lighthouse was built in 1859. The Oil House at the base contains a Visitors' Center, Museum and Gift Shop. Climb the 199 steps to the top for a spectacular view of the Cape. Open daily in season. Some night events are scheduled by MAC. See the front desk or look into This Week in Cape May Guide Book. A great bike ride from the Angel! (Approximate distance 5 miles round-trip.) Ask about availability of bikes and directions at the front desk.
One of the Top 25 Beaches in the US
Cape May Diamonds can be found along Sunset Beach just west of Cape May Point. A great bike ride and a spectacular place to watch the sunset, Sunset Beach has a couple of nifty gift shops and an outdoor grill. (Hours of operation vary.) View the concrete ship just off-shore. The Sunset Flag Lowering Ceremony ( May to Sept) will leave you inspired.
Cape May Bird Observatory
New Jersey Audubon
South Jersey is one of the most important birding areas in the country. The Cape Bird Observatory is located in Cape May Point just across from Lily Lake, and the Nature Conservancy maintains an extensive wetlands migratory area just off Sunset Boulevard. The Audubon Society conducts birding weekends during spring and fall. For additional information, the Observatory can be reached at 609-884-2736.
Cape May County Zoo
Admission and Parking are FREE
One of the Cape's best kept secrets is fast becoming one of the area's most popular tourist attractions. Located just 11 miles north of town just off the Garden State Parkway, the Zoo is open daily, year round. Ask at the Front Desk for directions. Donations appreciated.
Cape May Historical Museum
Established in 1927
The Cape May County Museum has been our county’s foremost advocate for the acquisition, preservation and display of local history. With child- friendly guided tours, rotating exhibits, lectures and special events, the museum offers something for the whole family. The museum also houses an outstanding genealogical and research library for the serious historian.
Historic Cold Spring Village
Early American open-air living history museum
An open air living history museum portraying a South Jersey farming village of the 1850s, Cold Spring Village features over 20 restored historic buildings on a 22-acre wooded site. Costumed craftspeople demonstrate the trades and lifestyles of a bygone era. Located on Rt. 9, approximately 3 miles north of Cape, the Village hosts a variety of weekend events throughout the summer.