Edit ModuleShow Tags

Best Beaches for Families in Cape May County


Published:

(page 1 of 4)

mapCape May County is a peninsula at the southernmost tip of New Jersey, between the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The area features more than 30 miles of clean, white, sandy beaches that connect the resort communities of Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor, the Wildwoods, and Cape May. 

Best Beaches

Ocean City

Ocean City bills itself as America’s Greatest Family Resort. Families favor this community in part for its “dry” status, meaning no alcohol is served or sold in town; it keeps the party atmosphere to a minimum. With eight miles of quiet beaches, it’s a great place for kids to splash, stroll, and collect seashells. For day-trippers, there are two free municipal parking lots and a public rest room centrally located at 13th & Boardwalk. On Thursday nights during the summer, its boardwalk hosts Family Night, which includes fun and free activities such as face painting, karaoke, and concerts.

Cape May 

The nation’s oldest seashore resort has earned National Historic Landmark status because of the large concentration of Victorian homes here. Cape May’s wholesome atmosphere and pristine beaches attract families from all over. At Sunset Beach, on the southern end, families can hunt for Cape May “diamonds.” These Jersey gems are actually clear- and colored-quartz pebbles that have been polished by the coarse beach sands; they’re a Cape May tradition. A bustling downtown area is within walking distance of the beach, with many restaurants and fudge and souvenir shops. 

Check out more family-friendly beaches in Cape May County -->

Illustration by Bridgette Blanton.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

The Best Free Christmas Lights In NJ

These homes take decorating for the holidays extremely seriously.

The Best Public Light Displays in NJ

Lit up houses are great, but you haven’t felt holiday spirit until you take a gander at these huge professional displays.

Must-See Holiday Attractions Near NJ

These can’t-miss holiday destinations and events are sure to make even the Grinchiest of family members smile.

Things To Do This Weekend

'Tis the season for family fun! Well, we like to think family fun should be year-round; but there are some extra special events this weekend your whole crew will adore.

Hit NJ's Ski Slopes (and Beyond) This Winter

The best skiing for a day, weekend or longer.

Add your comment: