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Cape May City Beaches, Cape May

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Bask on the white sand and in the calm water at Cape May City Beaches. Explore the promenade on bike or surrey, which are available to rent. To spend time on the beaches, you must purchase tags from the patrols at one of the entrances or at city hall. Keep the tags handy as you move between beaches, which feature similar amenities, including lifeguards. Food and nonalcoholic drinks are allowed, so consider bringing a picnic, or pick up a hot dog from one of the snack bars. Plan to visit Cape May City Beaches during your Cape May vacation using our convenient Cape May itinerary planner.
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  • Maybe I’m just used to some other South Jersey beaches but I was unimpressed by the Cape May beach....at least at Perry Street. I accept the concept of beach tags but $18/week is excessive and I belie...  more »
  • We just recently visited Cape May. The beach was beautiful and clean! I didn't mind paying for a beach tag at all. There were bathrooms located at each beach entrance. Love this place!  more »
  • Family spent a week on the beach. We had a beautiful week full of sun, seeing dolphins, watching grandkids in the water, and wave jumping. Beaches are very clean.  more »

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Where to stay in Cape May

Choosing where to stay on Cape May remains simple because most accommodations lie steps from Beach Avenue (which, as its name suggests, runs along the cape's stretch of sand). Even choosing your style of accommodation is uncomplicated--inns and bed and breakfasts situated inside Victorian houses encompass nearly the entire range of choices. You can opt for a cottage if you prefer self-service. Budget-wise you'll find the most options in the mid-range and higher end, but a few value-driven choices exist too. Book early if you plan to visit in summer.
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