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Amazing Sunrise

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Middletown,NJ USA
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10 reviews
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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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Deptford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 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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Landisville
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Cape May, New Jersey
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went to Poverty Beach expecting run-down buildings and homeless transients, instead was unpleasantly surprised to find a very well-developed neighborhood full of McMansions instead of the gritty slum that I was expecting. Very disappointed, wouldn't go back.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
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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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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
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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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