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Poverty Beach

Cape May, NJ
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Ranked #15 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Type: Beaches
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English first
New Jersey
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Thought for a minute I was in the Caribbean but no palm trees. The sand was clean and white. The water deep blue and the sky a gem. This end of season there is almost no one there. The parking is metered. There is no shade on the beach. You do have to share with the birds though. I am... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Happily, not as many people know about this area of beach in Cape May- it's at the north end of Beach Avenue where it turns the corner. Bathrooms and showers are right at the entrance, and it's a nice wide beach with beautiful views. Definitely our favorite!

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NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a great beach with nice sand, easy access to the water and it's really clean. Not as crowded as some of the other beaches nearby.

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Dayton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We visited 4 beaches during our 3 day stay..and all of them were clean, sparking with whilte sand and crystal stones. It was early in the season, so we did not pay for the public beaches, and I would say that all of the 'free' beaches were as accomodating and fun to visit as the paid beaches were! Sunset beach... More

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New Paltz, NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I cannot understand why this beach is called Poverty Beach. It must have something to do with a history I don't know about. The houses near here are immense. I entered the beach at the very end of Beach Avenue, where Wilmington Avenue turns inland. I was there early in the morning on a windy day - I was alone... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The sand is white, warm and ideal for any beach activity! Ideal weather to visit this beach will be from May onwards. Carry a jacket, if its windy, it might be cold!

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is considered on of Cape May's most desired beaches. It is much more desolate and pristine than many of the other public beaches and very pretty!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Poverty is one of the two natural beach areas. It has a 100 yd deep beach with a view of the Cape May Inlet in the distance. Great walking beach and good stripper fishing area.

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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is one of the best beaches in Cape May, because it is not right in the center of town and kind of secluded, so it's not as busy as the other beaches.

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Less crowded that other Cape May beaches, lovely views and this year much cleaner, nicer sand. A beautiful place to take a long beach walk.

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