Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Cape May

The beaches and wildlife create a pretty picture of Cape May. This city's bird watching, local tours and dolphin watching draw many visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Cape May

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Cape May a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cape May Bird Observatory (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Cape May Winery (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Cape May National Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Adventure Pier (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Raging Waters (7 mi / 11.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cape May

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cape May

Cape May is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Cape May is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Poverty Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • South Cape May Meadows (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Cape May Point State Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Sunset Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Cape May National Wildlife Refuge (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Wildwood Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Cape May

The nearest airport is in Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 29.1 mi (46.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Cape May?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,076 house rentals near Cape May. From 724 Houses to 1,091 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cape May is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cape May?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape May:

  • Village Green: 310 vacation rentals
  • Admiral Estates: 87 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,103 vacation rentals
  • Broadkill Beach: 75 vacation rentals
  • Townsend's Inlet: 318 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Cape May?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Cape May. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cape May Stage: 4,681 home rentals
  • Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts: 4,775 home rentals
  • Emlen Physick Estate: 4,866 home rentals
  • Nature Center of Cape May: 4,389 home rentals
  • Cape May Convention Hall: 4,724 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape May listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape May?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 724 Houses in Cape May. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cape May include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,091 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 70 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 70 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cape May?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 648 vacation homes with pool available in Cape May.

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