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Address: Cape May, NJ

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Wether you want to walk on a beach or sit there and enjoy the sun Poverty beach is a good choice. Some of the roads nearby have free parking so look for the signs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
125 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wether you want to walk on a beach or sit there and enjoy the sun Poverty beach is a good choice. Some of the roads nearby have free parking so look for the signs.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

quiet, and peaceful.. if you are in the mood of alone time. I enjoyed the nice houses side ways of the beach. parking is free and easy to find. and if you're biking, it's a short stroll from the center.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Poverty Beach is amongst my favorite beaches in the world! Despite its name, it is definitely located in the most upscale neighborhood in Cape May and away from all the hustle and bustle of the tourist laden center of town. I love this beach so much that I got married here in a sunrise ceremony almost two summers ago. I... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very nice beach to walk on and watch the sunset.Nice gift shop.Great place to keep the kids occupied looking for cape may diamonds

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nj
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful Cape May beach. The view is gorgeous, the sand is nice, I like to sit there around dusk watch the dolphins swim with the sun going down.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This beach is located in one of the most upscale sections of Cape May. Needless to say the views of the ocean are great but the view of the neighboring houses is just as spectacular. No parking meters, usually with ample on- street parking make this a treat.

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Baltimore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a very nice beach, very wide so plenty of space for everyone! We were there after Labor Day so it wasn't crowded at all.

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Arlington, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We didn't stay long, just walked up to take a look, but it is a beautify and quite stretch - the place to go to avoide some of the big crowds.

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Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Poverty beach is in fact a beautiful beach, and just slightly away from the hustle and bustle of other CM beaches. Though some people have said they cant figure out why it is called Poverty beach... It was in fact at one time in the 1950's and even the 1960's a local garbage dump. And the only beach that the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

From Pittsburgh Avenue to Wilmington Avenue there are no parking meters, so beach parking is free. The beach entrance on Wilmington faces an extensive protected nesting area for the piping plover. The name of this beach, Poverty Beach, is said to have originated with the poorer classes who could use only this beach in times past. The distance of Poverty... More 

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Address: Address: Cape May, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May

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