Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May

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Climbing the 199 steps of Cape May Lighthouse is a rite of passage on the Jersey Shore. The view from atop the lighthouse covers all points of interest along the shore from north to south and east and west. Bring your camera and a bottle of water for the ascent. The "Oil House" near the base of the lighthouse houses the visitor center with a museum that shares the lighthouse's story. Use our Cape May road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Cape May Lighthouse and other attractions in Cape May.
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  • Place to visit in Cape may by cons count 10 dollars for adult and 5 for children. View of Cape May and nature...
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  • My bride and I visited here while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The lighthouse keeper, Jane, was not only very interesting, but thoughtful and funny as well. Thank you.  more »
  • The Cape May light is one of three in NJ that was constructed by Gen George Meade before the Civil War. Its in fabulous shape. $10 to walk up and the views are worth every penny. State Park makes it f...  more »
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  • This is certainly one of my own preferred beach locations! Indeed being within a short distance of the water relaxes me along, and then I can really focus on my own insights. The slight sound from the water happens to be pleasant. I suggest this beach for anybody to visit along with loved ones, the children, or possibly a group of companions.
  • The views were spectacular. It was a very nice area and the lighthouse was well maintained. The gift shop had a lot of cute items but was small. I just wish climbing the lighthouse was cheaper, as it was $8 for one adult. But aside from the price, everything was perfect!
  • Highly recommend climbing the lighthouse for a great view. It's also nice to support the lighthouse anyway, since it's an important Cape May landmark. The nature paths and birdwatching stand near the Lighthouse are terrific. Sometimes there are naturalists with viewing scopes set up and they teach you about the wildlife. So many amazing birds....
  • Had a nice time visiting lighthouse, plenty of parking. Small museum. Public restrooms available. Nice views of the ocean. Did not get to go up. Because we didnt have time..wish they had opened up a little earlier.
  • Lighthouse junkies will love this one. Well maintained, a great climb with pictures and info on the way up. Great view, gift shop, museum, and the beach.
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