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 holiday 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Cape May a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cape May?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,995 holiday lettings around Cape May. From 690 Houses to 1,058 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cape May:

  • Admiral Estates: 82 holiday homes
  • Village Green: 298 holiday homes
  • Diamond Beach: 155 holiday homes
  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 979 holiday homes
  • South Rehoboth: 1,158 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cape May?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cape May. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts: 4,766 holiday lettings
  • Emlen Physick Estate: 4,762 holiday lettings
  • Nature Center of Cape May: 4,275 holiday lettings
  • Cape May Convention Hall: 4,704 holiday lettings
  • Washington Street Mall: 4,688 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cape May?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 690 Houses in Cape May. Our other popular types of Cape May holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,058 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 65 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 65 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cape May?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 617 holiday homes with pool available in Cape May. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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