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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse
Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-884-5404
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Cape May
Type: Lighthouses, Lookouts
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Owner description: 1859 Cape May Lighthouse, fully restored. Climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Open daily. Evening trolley tours. Museum shop.
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Even if you don't pay $7 to go to the top of the lighthouse, the walk to the beautiful beach is worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Christiana, Pennsylvania
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“Visits to the Lighthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Have visited the lighthouse several times. Grandchildren loved climbing to the top. They said the view was incredible. Also visited the bunker. Lots of great history there!

Visited August 2013
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Richmond, VA
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“Cape May Pt. State Park Offers a Cool Nature Trail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Navigate to the parking lot at the lighthouse in Cape May, NJ and find the entrance to this cool nature trail. You'll walk on elevated boardwalks from which you can view the marshy ecosystem below...you'll walk on trails that take you along quiet inlets and fields where swans guard their nests. This trail doesn't cost a penny, but it's restful and inspiring. Friends, family & I have visited this trail various times of the year -- beautiful any time. Take as long as you like to meander. Then visit the lighthouse, if you wish, or head into town for shopping or a meal.

Visited June 2013
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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“A nice afternoon visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We found the Lighthouse to be a very nice afternoon highlight during our stay in Cape May. The Lighthouse is in super condition and we thoroughly enjoyed our talk with Ed...the Lighthouse Historian...at the top of the Lighthouse. The Cape May museum and the Lighthouse gift shop were very nice added touches to this visit.

Visited December 2013
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“Great view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky that the lighthouse opened for a few weekdays between Christmas and New Years. In the off season it's only open weekends. The many stairs are a manageable climb as the are several landings on the way up, 5 I believe, where you can stop, look out a window, & read some informative signage about the light house or Cape May. It was well worth the $7 admission price.

Visited December 2013
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