Cape May Point State Park

Cape May, NJ 08204


Although Cape May Lighthouse is a major attraction for many visitors to the area, the park’s constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a well-known location for viewing the fall bird migration. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area's natural and historic features.

Facilities & Activities:

Cape May Lighthouse
Interpretive Center/Visitors Center
Fishing: Surf Fishing
Beach Wheel Chair Available
Interpretive Programs
Picnicking: tables & shelters
Birding: Guided bird walks (late spring into early fall)
WWII Bunker
Hawk Banding Demonstration
Nature study
Guided nature walks (late spring into fall)


Nature trails
Red Trail
Yellow Trail
Blue Trail


Weakfish, bluefish, flounder, tautog, and striped bass reward surf fishing enthusiasts.


Cape May offers picnic areas, picnic tables and shelters. For larger groups, we also offer the Group Picnic Area.


The tip of Cape May is one of the most popular sites in North America for viewing the fall bird migration. Many species of birds can be seen in the natural areas throughout the year.

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