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Address: Cape May, NJ 08204
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a very nice clean and quiet part of cape may beach. we try to goon the beach every time we are in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

a very nice clean and quiet part of cape may beach. we try to goon the beach every time we are in the area.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Poverty beach is located at the north end of Beach Ave. In season, you must have a beach tag but the cost is minimal. Parking seems to be easier to find than on the main drag, and the ramp way to the beach makes for easy access. The beach itself is clean, (not many shells for those who wish to... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Going to Cape May for almost twenty years now and look forward to the slow pace and great restaurants. The ambience of the quaint shops and streets is just what I need to destress and pretend for a moment what life might have been like living in some of those grand mansions and taking "the cure" from the ocean breezes.

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Thank 68PatriciaY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We did the million mile walk at Wildwood. This beach is worth every penny of the fee. Kids loved it, the guards were great. Friendly staff, clean, and lovely. We will go back to find a rental house to be near this beach.

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1 Thank 116christyd
Staten Island, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My wife and I spent all three days on the Poverty Beach section of the Cape May beaches. The parking was free so we didn't have to worry about putting quarters in the meters. To get to that section of the beach you have to drive down Beach Ave. for about 2 miles away from the big hotels and city... More 

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1 Thank HARuiz
Middletown,NJ USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It is at the northern most part of Cape May beaches and is not cleaned as much as the other beaches. Not filthy but too many reeds and shells on the beach. Very quiet and not very crowded gives it a good rating. Has toilet facilities there and a short walk up the hill of the beach. Background are beautiful... More 

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4 Thank Smitty53
Deptford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice and clean and not at all crowded like the other beaches. Also the best spot to see the sunrise.

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Thank km1168
Landisville
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66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We found out it is called Poverty Beach because at the turn of the century the servants used that end and the wealthy used the area, I suppose, closer to their homes. We love it there. Less people, free parking, bathroom facilities and you get to be near the nesting birds. Swimming is only between the flags, when the lifeguards... More 

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1 Thank Diane M
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We bought a three day beach tag for the Cape May beaches and chose Poverty Beach all three days. The beach was very clean and the parking was free. The second day was a bit annoying since a family decided to make everyone listen to their music all day. Please consider buying a set of headphones if you are coming... More 

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5 Thank Remycub
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My favorite beach in Cape May! I love that Poverty Beach is away from the hotels and busyness of the town. It's the perfect secluded spot to relax for the afternoon and avoid the crowds. There's free parking in the area as well as bathrooms, which is a plus!

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