From Asbury Park and Point Pleasant all the way down the Garden State Parkway, Cape May is the most southern shore point in New Jersey. The historic town hosts a multitude of family-fun experiences, from a scenic 2-mile boardwalk to the Cape May Lighthouse, as well as some of the coziest beach houses anywhere on the Jersey Shore. Featuring a sandy beach, wildlife areas, and more, listings extend past Cape May toward West Cape May, North Cape May, and the Villas — all in the southern part of Lower Township, New Jersey. Explore a family-friendly mansion near the beach or hide out in a secluded cottage perfect for a summer getaway. As long as you soak up the sun and enjoy all that Cape May has to offer, you’re bound for a lovely stay.
Located outside of Cape May in Del Haven, this massive oceanfront mansion sleeps 16 and has 12 beds and five full baths as well as its own hot tub and pool. Perfect for a multi-family vacation, it has all the basic amenities and six bedrooms: the Beachfront Bedroom, the Chalet Room, the Delaware Bedroom, the Queens Room, the Poolside Bedroom, and the master suite.
Situated right on the Delaware Bay, this property has its own private beach area, perfect for bigger groups looking to spread out the fun or smaller groups looking to turn off and tune out. You can also take Bayshore Road south toward the Villas, North Cape May, and the rest of the fantastic southernmost Jersey Shore points.
In the heart of North Cape May, this one-story ranch house has a backyard patio area, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms. There are two twins, a double, and a queen-size bed, as well as one half and two full bathrooms. With Wi-Fi, TV, central air, and a washer and dryer, it’s good for long or short stays and has convenient access to the Cape May Ferry.
It’s close to breakfast at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House, dinner at Red Brick Ale House, and a craft beer at Gusto Brewing Company. Enjoy views of the Delaware Bay at this 1,100-square-foot beach escape.
Right near Pittsburgh Avenue, enjoy the extended patio/deck outside and Wi-Fi, TV, and central air inside this two-bedroom, one-bathroom beach house. A straight shot five blocks to the beach, it has a queen and two twin beds.
Within walking distance of some of Cape May’s favorite restaurants, like The Pier House and The Lobster House on Schellenger Creek, it is also near Cape May Harbor and the South Jersey Marina. With a choice between being on the beach or the harbor, guests won’t need to go far to get the most out of their vacation.
Located in the Villas, near Villas Fishing Club and Lower Township’s “Miami Beach,” this modern, three-bedroom house is right on the Delaware Bay and it sleeps eight. Two queen beds, a twin bed, two bunk beds, and even a futon mean this rental can sleep more than one family. Along with one half and two full bathrooms, it’s fully accommodated with parking, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a washer and dryer, and a TV.
Just below Middle Township, enjoy all the great restaurants along Bayshore Road, including Jake’s Bar & Grill and Rino’s Pizza. A great vacation spot for fishers and outdoor enthusiasts, the Delaware Bay and nearby Hickory Island are great places to get out and experience nature.
This modest duplex in the center of Cape May is the perfect place for groups looking for the full experience. With single, double, and queen-size beds, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house has air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a TV, and a washer and dryer. Homebodies who aren’t instantly attracted to the beach, which is just five blocks away, can enjoy lounging on the cozy front porch with a neighborhood view of Cape May.
When you get hungry, have a picturesque dining experience at The Cove Restaurant & Seaside Deck. Take a leisurely stroll to Washington Street Mall or feed your sweet tooth at one of many ice cream shops in the area: Scoops on Sunset and Uncle Charley’s, to name a few.
Located in the Villas area of Lower Township, this 2,000-square-foot home has three doubles and a queen-size bed. Along with two full baths, Wi-Fi, central air, and a washer and dryer, the spacious getaway is in a quiet location perfect for enjoying the backyard deck and lawn area.
North of Cape Island Wildlife Management Area, it’s farther from the beach but still near the Delaware Bay, Cape May Brewing Co. Tasting Room & Brewtique, and Fleck’s Ice Cream Parlor — good for a family vacation or an adult getaway.
This well-known West Cape May home, the Victor Cottage, is a newly-renovated and secluded escape with two double beds, a queen, and two full baths. While you may not need the fireplace during your summer stay, you can still enjoy Wi-Fi, TV, and accessible parking.
Just a 5-minute walk to the beach, you can also pick up fresh produce from both Beach Plum Farm and Rea’s Farm Market. The Victor Cottage is also sandwiched between Willow Creek Winery & Farm, for the oenophiles, and Cape May Wetlands State Natural Area, for the naturists.
This spacious North Cape May house is a perfect way to get the whole family together for an affordable stay. Just a few blocks from the Delaware Bay and a short drive to Cape May Beach, the four-bedroom, split-level home sleeps eight guests with two bunk beds, two queens, and two bathrooms.
Kick back in the spacious and shaded backyard area or relax inside with amenities including Wi-Fi, a television, central air, and a washer and dryer. You can even bring your pet along for a fee.
Explore the quaint town of North Cape May at places like Turdo Vineyards & Winery, relax quietly at North Cape May Beach, or take the ferry south of the canal and experience the rest of Cape May.
Located just south of Cape May Canal, this newly renovated farmhouse bungalow is a vacationer’s dream. With its sleek design and modern aesthetic, along with three bunk beds, a queen, and a double, the one-story home is an ideal space for a debrief in an oceanside setting. It has two full baths, one half bath, a TV, Wi-Fi, central air, and a washer and dryer.
When you decide to ditch the front porch, perfect for a relaxed vibe, head over to the Higbee Beach area for a less-crowded, stress-free day on the Delaware Bay. You can also check out Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, or take the Cape May-Lewes Ferry over the Cape May Canal for a tasting at the family-owned Turdo Vineyards & Winery in North Cape May.
Despite being about a 15-minute drive from the Cape May beach and boardwalk, this quaint cottage still provides seaside views in a small but enchanting North Cape May getaway. With two bedrooms, double and queen-size beds, and two bathrooms, it will encourage you to get outside and experience Cape May’s one-two punch of sunshine and ocean breezes.
When you’re not soaking up the seaside sun, explore nature at the Cape Island Wildlife Management Area. Here, birdwatchers can search for American kestrel and Bicknell’s thrush bird species and appreciate much more than just the beach.
Located right on Beach Avenue, this spacious oceanfront condo features just two beds, a queen and a double, and two baths but has impeccable access to the beach. Between Wi-Fi, a 65-inch flat-screen TV, and a deck that extends all along the back of the house with ocean views, you may not even want to leave such a comfortable setting. The condo also includes a washer and dryer, air conditioning, and two on-site, unmetered parking spots.
When you’re ready to chow down on the eclectic cuisine Cape May has to offer, check out nearby restaurants like the Pier House for “Mediterranean meals on the beach,” and Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant for a more upscale experience.
Right in the heart of Cape May, this three-bedroom cottage has a master bed on the second floor and three twins on the third floor. It has two full baths and all of the basic amenities needed, such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a washer and dryer. With multiple deck areas, it’s perfect for either a morning coffee to breathe in the ocean air or a peaceful rest after a long day at the beach.
Stare out from the deck and see everything that is happening on the streets of Cape May. If you stay here, you’ll be just a short walk from the Harriet Tubman Museum, Washington Street Mall, and Cape May City Rail Terminal, in case you want to ride off to another shore point.
For more inspiration, check out these vacation getaways: