Cape May, NJ, USA

Cape May, NJ, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,994 vacation rentals near Cape May. From 927 condos to 568 houses, 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 for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Cape May: Your ticket to the Jersey Shore

Part of the Jersey Shore, Cape May is a summer ritual for a host of East Coasters. It lures sunseekers with sandy beaches, sparkling water and laid-back vibes. As well as postcard-perfect beaches, there's plenty of history to soak up. The town was founded in the 1600s and dotted with handsome Victorian buildings. Spend your days beach hopping along the coast, devouring lobster rolls, or simply relaxing with a good book. From historic homes in the town center, to breezy bayside cottages, Cape May vacation rentals make it easy to slip into Jersey Shore time.

Beach hopping in Cape May

Most vacationers arrive with dreams of sand, sunshine and salty air. Cape May delivers, with some of the East Coast's most beautiful beaches. The Cove is a hotspot for families, while secluded Higbee Beach is an "off the beaten track" option. Running parallel to the shoreline, the Cape May promenade stretches for nearly 2 miles and winds past some of the peninsula's best beaches. Whale-watching season spans from May to December, with the chance to spot humpbacks, fins and minkes frolicking in Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sip your way through Cape May vineyards

Cape May harbors a flourishing wine industry, with 6 boutique vineyards set on the peninsula. Willow Creek Winery is the showpiece, with beautifully-kept grounds, a gourmet tapas menu and a lively sangria bar. Sip on something you like? Why not stock up on your favorite bottles and enjoy a private tasting session on the deck of your Cape May vacation rentals cottage? For an iconic snapshot, head up to the Cape May Lighthouse. It was built in 1859, with visitors welcome to climb 199 stairs and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline.

Sun-drenched summers in Cape May

Summer is high season on the Jersey Shore and Cape May is no exception. From Memorial Day to Labor Day the beaches are packed with sunseekers. Cape May vacation rentals make the most of the sunshine, with beachfront condos just steps from the sand. Thanks to quieter beaches and shoulder season discounts, fall is emerging as a sweet spot. Even in winter, Cape May attracts its fair share of visitors. A year-round population of around 4000 locals keeps things lively and upbeat. It won't be warm enough to swim but you can still enjoy windswept walks on the beach, scenic bike rides and cozy nights by the fire.

Discover Cape May Point State Park

One of America's oldest summer resorts, Cape May sees Delaware Bay meet the Atlantic Ocean. It's set on the Jersey Shore, a sun-drenched stretch that spans from Sandy Hook to Cape May. The peninsula is dominated by Cape May Point State Park, a 190-acre reserve laced with sandy beaches and scenic hiking trails. Birdlife is plentiful, with sanctuaries like the Cape May Bird Observatory serving as an important habitat for hawks, eagles, owls and other species.