Destination guide

Soak up the Victorian seaside in Cape May County

Cape May County lies along the southern shores of New Jersey and has long been a popular seaside vacation spot. If you book up Cape May County vacation rentals in the historic town of the same name, you'll be close to the resort's attractions, like the zoo, the winery and the old lighthouse museum. Most of the adventures here are centered around the sea. Exciting boat charters take eager anglers out on sports-fishing trips daily, while whale watching is possible if you visit in the right season. Alternatively, just soak up the Victorian seaside ambiance in town or head out to a wildlife refuge to birdwatch.

Things to do

Cape May County's maritime history

This little seaside vacation town in southern New Jersey has several attractions away from the beach. It's best known for the grand old Emlen Physick Estate, whose preserved interior is open to the public. You may want to climb the 199 steps in the Cape May County Lighthouse, for magnificent views across Delaware Bay and to learn about New Jersey's maritime history. Bringing kids? They will love the 500 different critters at the Cape May County Zoo that's surrounded by beautiful country gardens. If you're not, you might be better suited to tastings at the local winery and vineyard.

Activities

Adventures to be found in Cape May County

If you've scored a Cape May County vacation rental on the waterfront, you'll be perfectly placed for walking down onto the beach. If the weather's good, it can be hard to tear yourself away, but those who do won't find themselves twiddling their thumbs. You can hop aboard one of the daily fishing charters to try your hand at sports-fishing. If that's not your thing and you visit Cape May in season, how about heading out to sea to catch a glimpse of the humpback whales? Alternatively, you can rent all sorts of water sports equipment and paddle around at your own pace.

Weather

Idyllic temperatures in Cape May County

The 2 best seasons to stay in a Cape May County vacation rental is between May and June or September and October. During these shoulder months, the temperatures can be idyllic for outdoor activities, the hordes of crowds have yet to come or all but disappeared and the rental prices have dropped. Summer season is the busiest and if you're looking to hit the beaches with the hottest weather, July and August are best. Travelers abandon Cape May during the winter, but if you are looking for complete solitude at rock-bottom prices, it might be for you.

Natural features

Cape May County: a haven for birdwatchers

Cape May County has long been known as one of the premier birding locations along the East Coast. For years, birdwatchers have been coming to the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, a land of fresh water marshes and wetland forest. These habitats support a diverse list of critters, including more than 300 species of birds, many of which are migratory and stop here on their way south. You'll likely spot raptors, woodcocks and songbirds. Along with the avifauna, there are several dozen species of mammal and more than 50 reptiles and amphibian.

Where to stay around Cape May County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,951 vacation rentals near Cape May County. From 2,205 Houses to 161 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cape May County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cape May County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cape May County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ocean City: 2,348 vacation rentals
  • Cape May: 2,000 vacation rentals
  • Wildwood: 2,590 vacation rentals
  • Wildwood Crest: 2,395 vacation rentals
  • Sea Isle City: 2,033 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cape May County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cape May County?

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

  • Ocean City: 2,348 rentals
  • Cape May: 2,000 rentals
  • Wildwood: 2,590 rentals
  • Wildwood Crest: 2,395 rentals
  • Sea Isle City: 2,033 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Cape May County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Cape May County are:

  • Cape May Co Airport (WWD): 3,428 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal Airport (ZRA): 2,066 vacation rentals
  • Atlantic City, NJ (JSL-Steel Pier Heliport): 2,048 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cape May County?

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

  • Wildwood Convention Center: 3,427 rentals
  • Cape May Lighthouse: 4,462 rentals
  • Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks: 3,464 rentals
  • Cape May Point State Park: 4,508 rentals
  • Morey's Piers: 3,474 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cape May County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Cape May County

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