Destination guide

The welcoming waters of Stone Harbor

Bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the picturesque borough of Stone Harbor is beloved by water babies the world over. Its popularity is hardly surprising; gorgeous beaches offer family-friendly amenities, while thrill-seekers will find all of their water-sports needs catered to. The fun doesn’t stop there, though—fine dining, quirky boutiques, and cozy Stone Harbor vacation rentals complete the range of offerings that have kept this destination at the top of travelers’ wish lists for over a hundred years.

Things to do

Stone Harbor through the years

The 7-mile island of Stone Harbor has more to offer than just glorious beaches. A quick trip to the Stone Harbor Museum showcases the rich history and cultural heritage of the area, with over 50,000 artifacts, displays, and videos shedding light on its development. Of particular interest are video interviews with former residents of the borough who describe, in fascinating detail, the Stone Harbor of years past. Docent-led tours provide more intriguing insight, or you can choose to walk around the facility and take it all in at your own pace. Hours of operation are seasonal, so make sure to check the website in advance.

Activities

Smooth sailing in Stone Harbor

There are few things that Stone Harbor natives love more than sailing, as visitors soon discover. All manner of excursions are operated, from pleasure tours across the crystal-clear Atlantic ocean to party boats for energetic spring breakers. Chartered fishing vessels are a local favorite and are bound to please keen anglers. Deep-sea expeditions test your mettle against swordfish, tuna, and deep-water flounder, while kid-friendly options are ideal for a family day out. Prepare a picnic in the kitchen of your self-catering Stone Harbor vacation rental and opt for a full-day outing along the Jersey Shore.

Weather

Stone Harbor weather watch

The balmy New Jersey summer promises perfect seaside weather, meaning that demand for Stone Harbor vacation rentals near the beach skyrockets at this time. Day-to-night variations are minor, so you can bask in the sun and take a leisurely after-dinner stroll, all in the same day. Winter conditions are cool and wet, so bundle up warm if you’re planning to travel for a Christmas getaway. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall offer attractive alternatives to the jam-packed summer months. Stone Harbor vacation rentals are plentiful at this time and temperatures are still pleasant enough to get out and about.

Natural features

Stone Harbor’s conservation mission

Stone Harbor is home to a distinct wetland ecosystem and the unique wildlife that goes with it. The Wetlands Institute’s aim is to preserve this important natural wonder through a series of conservation and education programs. In spring and summer, back-bay boat rides take you into the heart of this striking environment, while guided dune walks reveal another side to beach life in Stone Harbor. You can also interact with animals all year round—the center houses diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and a variety of birdlife.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Stone Harbor

Fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal), which is 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Stone Harbor?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,125 vacation rentals near Stone Harbor. From 1,079 Houses to 1,378 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Stone Harbor for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Stone Harbor?

Whether you're traveling 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 Stone Harbor:

  • Gold Coast: 266 vacation rentals
  • Townsend's Inlet: 281 vacation rentals
  • Village Green: 303 vacation rentals
  • Gardens: 237 vacation rentals
  • Cape May Court House: 281 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Stone Harbor?

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

  • Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary: 3,791 vacation rentals
  • Wetland's Institute: 4,104 vacation rentals
  • Wildwood Convention Center: 3,308 vacation rentals
  • Cape May Lighthouse: 4,490 vacation rentals
  • Morey's Piers and Beachfront Waterparks: 3,343 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stone Harbor 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 Stone Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,079 Houses in Stone Harbor. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stone Harbor include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,378 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 571 rentals available
  • Cottages: 74 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stone Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 687 vacation rentals with pool available in Stone Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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