Cape May, New Jersey. Just hearing the name brings to mind the historic Victorian mansions and with wide expanse of white, sandy beach with the lighthouse in the distance. It brings to mind a simpler time when coming to the Jersey Shore for the summer was the thing to do for the upper crust of American Society.
The Victorian mansions are still there, standing proud and tall and Cape May is still a premier summer destination, where summer rentals bring in big money. Cape May is an active year round community, where there are always events and festivals going on all year long, even in the winter when the summer people are long gone.
When coming to Cape May New Jersey, you can rent a private home or condo, which can be expensive or stay in a beautiful Victorian bed and breakfast, or you can choose to purchase a summer home. There are a large variety of homes available, but first you have to see if Cape May is a place where you want to come and spend your vacation year after year.
There is plenty for the children to do.
The Wildwood Boardwalk is Cape May’s amusement park and there, according to them, there are more rides than at Disneyland. That is a lot of rides. It has rides for the very young, and for the most adventurous. There is a water park and carnival games and plenty of food.
One way to get your exercise in is to climb up the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse. There are no words to describe the view from the top. Breathtaking does not even begin to define it.
Nature activities are big in Cape May
Cape May Whale Watching and Dolphin Tours
Most boats offer one main whale watching tour per day, with dolphin watching trips in the morning and evening.
In addition to schools of dolphins, you’ll see migrating seabirds in spring and fall.
Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center
1286 Wilson Drive, Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Cape May Whale Watcher
Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Starlight Fleet Whale and Dolphin Watching
6200 Park Boulevard, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260
Now that you have a bit of an idea on what you will find on your visit to Cape May, New Jersey, lets take a look at what kind of houses are available and see if one suits your fancy. There are houses priced at all levels, giving a good choice whether you are looking for a vacation home or a year round one.
A two-bedroom mobile home, $190,000
A one bedroom co op on the beach $190,000
A two-bedroom bungalow style home for $280,000
A three bedroom ranch style home for $320,000
A three-bedroom brick and stucco ranch home for $400,000
A two-bedroom colonial home for $420,000
A newly built four bedroom colonial right on the water with a private dock for $2,000,000
A seven-bedroom Victorian for $3,500,000
And of course there are similar styles priced in between