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Best Public Beach for Family

You can’t dislike a place like Cape May Point. What you wanna do best on a given a day, you can... read more

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Natureholic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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What a view

What better way to view Cape May My dad was in the coast guard stationed here for 23 years My... read more

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse is fully restored and visitors can climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The original Oil Storage Building is accessible and houses a Museum Shop and accessible...more
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215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t dislike a place like Cape May Point. What you wanna do best on a given a day, you can profoundly do and appreciate it there. You love beach walking or hiking or wildlife viewing or education or surfing , one place has almost...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed yesterday

What better way to view Cape May My dad was in the coast guard stationed here for 23 years My brother in law got married here We love it here

Thank whiskers92014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape May point offers the light house, beach area, restaurant, stores, the sunken ship and sunset beach, it’s a great place to spend a couple hours.

Thank vacation06Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Cape May lighthouse with my teenage daughter & her friend. It was $8 each to climb about 200 steps (spiral staircase obviously) 135 feet in the air. Once you reach the top the views are worth the climb but it is slightly unnerving outside...More

Thank Surfbox
Reviewed 1 week ago

199 steps up, so be prepared! There are lots of windows en route up to catch your breath if you're out of shape. There's a guide to tell the history once you get up there, and the 360 degree view is stunning.

Thank Sha03
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the top of the lighthouse are breathtaking. What a lovely way to experience the beauty of the ocean and Delaware bay

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome views on clear days. Long climb but worth the effort. I hope to do full moon climb sometime this summer.

Thank betsyh23
Reviewed 1 week ago

199 steps, but there are landings where you can catch your breath. There is a local history guide at the top to answer any questions. Amazing views of sea and land. VERY windy at the top. Price of $8 may seem steep but you have...More

Thank rff1010
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful scenery, nice walking paths, educational shop and museum, the lighthouse is tall, but worth the walk

Thank louise g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day trip to the area and this was on our list of things to do. We did not pay to climb the stairs to the top. We walked around read all the info on the light house checked out the gift shop,...More

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WWDays
20 September 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
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Lucas H
26 August 2017|
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Response from Billfitz144 | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette st - near the acme - probably 2 miles from ferry - not sure if anything closer
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mcguirk193
31 August 2015|
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Response from ahmadb69 |
Our kids are 8,7 and 5 and saw families with younger kids than ours. There are A LOT of steps and stair well if very tight so I wouldn't recommend bringing kids younger than 5, it will be very hard on them and you since... More
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