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Cape May Lighthouse

215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Climb to great heights!

If you don't mind a few (or 200!) steps, this is a great lighthouse. You can go all the way to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The view and climb are pricelkess

the lighthouse climb is really cool for young and old alike. Families can challenge each other to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“state park” (63 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you don't mind a few (or 200!) steps, this is a great lighthouse. You can go all the way to the top and go outside for a great 360-degree view. There is a knowledgeable person at the top (and bottom) to answer any questions...More

Thank Andrea_in_Philly
Reviewed 1 week ago

the lighthouse climb is really cool for young and old alike. Families can challenge each other to get to the top first.

Thank tmonico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it a cool light house.. great free parking and ni beach front park.. great view from the top. be prepared for alot of steps. lol ... great place for the family

Thank justal0cal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a perfect place to view migrating birds. During the height of the migration there are bird experts stationed on the viewing platform to assist even the newest birder. There are miles of walking paths to many other platforms and access to the...More

Thank FlossEm77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to get to the Cape May Lighthouse on my way to Sunset Beach before it closed. I climbed the stairs in about ten minutes much to the surprise of the park ranger ( who looked shocked when I came downstairs in record...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Year round trails that are buffered from the ocean winds in the winter allowing folks a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors even on the coldest if days.

Thank book_diva118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are well marked paths here of varying lengths that wander through the wooded area behind the dunes. Great for a peaceful walk or bird watching.

Thank packedlite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy climb with little nooks where you can rest along the way if needed. Unless it's a clear day you aren't going to see much but still a fun thing to do. I took my 4.5 & 5.5 year old who loved cranking the penny...More

Thank alliecarrie41
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty big park with birds, pond, and of course beaches. We went there twice during our 5 day stay at Cape May. The Park was not crowded at all both times and we saw some beautiful sunset there. It’s a great place...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited in the cold month of December and were not disappointed! We met some local Bird Watchers who shared a wonderful experience of the natural habitat with us.

Thank coastguardmom2017
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Questions & Answers
20 September 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
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
23 July 2016|
Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
I apologize we do not know all of the details of Cape May, googling the visitors bureau will probably be the best bet. They have EXTENSIVE information. I can tell you that September is a GREAT time of year to visit as it... More