Cape May's Beaches - 2 1/2 Miles of Beauty
Cape May has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, tops for accessibility, enjoyability and affordability. From Higbee Bach to Poverty Beach, Cape May is a beach lover’s paradise.
The beaches within the City of Cape May are popular for surfing, fishing, sun and sand that attract families from near and far. There is something for everyone from The Cove where there is a lovely view of the lighthouse ad beautiful sunsets to Poverty Beach which is quiet and known for sunrises and surf fishing.
Philadelphia Beach is the closest beach to Cape May HideAway, an easy one-half mile walk. Pack up your beach gear on the beach buggy in the garage your first trip to the beach and store all your gear in our locked beach box marked “1051 Illinois” until your stay is through. Bathrooms are available. During the summer season, a hot dog vendor sells cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches and ice cream. Bike racks are available if you’d like to use one of our bikes rather than walking. Remember to pick up one of our six beach tags at the house for entry onto the beach.
Sunset Beach is found near Cape May Point, a fun and easy bike ride down Sunset Boulevard. Families flock here for sunsets nightly for the flag lower sunset ceremony honoring a veteran each evening during high season. A gift shop, miniature golf and grille are available.
Delaware Bay Beaches - North Cape May
These beaches are one of the “best kept secrets” in the Cape May area. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the peacefulness of the water. Kids can be found wading and playing at the water’s edge without the risk of a big wave coming. Adults can enjoy watching the boats or go out on a raft and float the day away in the warm summer sun. There are no parking meters, no beach tags required and no lifeguards. After spending time at the beach, head over to Harpoons on the Bay for delicious food, a cold drink, music and corn hole.