Things to Do at Cape May Point

Rowboat with Cape May on side sitting on sand of beach

Cape May Point is located at the southern tip of the Jersey Cape, where the Atlantic Ocean meets Delaware Bay. Founded in 1875, Cape May Point was originally called Stites Beach, and it also became known as Seagrove. Because of its beautiful location, Cape May Point provides beautiful water views in an area that is rich in history.

Ocean Club Hotel is proud to call Cape May, New Jersey our home. We offer well-appointed accommodations in a variety of options, from ocean-view suites to poolside rooms. Here, we discuss some of the most popular things to do at Cape May Point.

Cape May Point Attractions

Cape May Point, New Jersey, is an ideal destination for those seeking that quintessential Jersey Shore experience. No matter the time of year, there are attractions suitable for various interests, including:

Cape May Lighthouse

The Cape May Lighthouse is located in Cape May Point State Park. Built in 1859, the lighthouse features an iconic spiral staircase made from cast iron. After climbing 199 steps to the top, take in panoramic views of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.

Cape May Point State Park

Calling all bird watchers! Cape May Point State Park is known as one of the most popular spots for watching birds in North America. Encompassing over 244 acres, the park is a natural route for migratory birds, and the fall is the best time to catch them in flight. Whether it is hiking, birding, or fishing, Cape May Point State Park is a great place to spend the day outdoors.

Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area

From birds and dragonflies to butterflies and deer, the 1,100-acre Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area is home to many species of animals, including some endangered or threatened species. Learn about different habitats, including forests, dunes, and more.

Lake Lily

Lake Lily is unique—it’s a freshwater haven surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Because of that, many bird species use it as a spot to land and eat during the migratory season. Before Cape May was incorporated, a Native American tribe called Kechemeche used it as their watering hole.

S.S. Atlantus

The S.S. Atlantus has been a sight worth seeing in Delaware Bay since 1926. It is unique because it was an experimental ship made out of concrete during World War I. The ship got loose during a storm and ran aground, and its remains have been visible in the bay for nearly 100 years.

Bunker at Cape May

If you’re looking for history, a massive World War II concrete bunker is sitting on the beach. The building’s walls measure seven feet in thickness, and it was constructed on top of wood pilings. The bunker is said to have held munitions, and with two round turrets flanking either side, there are places for six-inch guns. When it was first built, the bunker was more than 900 feet away from the ocean, but changing tides have made the bunker one with the water.

Cape May County Zoo

A great place to take the family, Cape May County Zoo is free and open daily, except for Christmas. It features over 550 animals from 250 different species. Some of the highlights include red pandas, giraffes, and ring-tailed lemurs. There are even snow leopards, which put the zoo on the map with its successful snow leopard breeding program.

Plan Your Next Vacation in Cape May Point at Ocean Club Hotel

Cape May County, New Jersey, is visited by millions of tourists each year, so make sure you book your accommodations in advance to get a desired oceanfront view. Don’t forget about our dining experiences, featuring SeaSalt Restaurant, where we offer fine dining without the fuss. For more information about planning a Cape May Point vacation, check out our packages and promotions or contact us today.