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“Educational, Pretty, Quiet Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park
Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point, NJ 08212
609 884 2159
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Type: Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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Mendham Township, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Educational, Pretty, Quiet Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We spent a couple of days at this free, quiet, clean beach (unprotected so no swimming). Exhibits were interesting. Bird watching was nice.

Visited August 2012
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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“beatiful bird sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We enjoyed seeing the black skimmers this year and got to talk to knowledgeable bird watchers who were identifying a variety of terns. A lovely day!

Visited August 2012
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West Chester, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Beautiful sights, very peaceful and relaxing, walking trails, yoga classes, and nature everywhere. Worth the trip.

Visited June 2012
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Neptune, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Scenic Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The only thing to do here is climb the lighthouse. Everything in the park is free, except the $7 fee to climb the lighthouse. There is beach access, but no lifeguards on duty. There are also nature trails for walking or bird watching. I have never been down these trails because I fear I would become infested with tics and other unruly pests like mosquitos. At one time there was a small reptile house, but I am not sure if it is still there.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It is lovely at the top- after 199 spiral steps it better be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Two adults, two toddlers and up we went. The cost is $7.00 per adult and a little less for kids ages 3-12. (coupon for kids to climb free). The boys were ridiculously young to do this so….they were FREE.

There are exactly 217 stairs to the top and 199 of them are spiral! At the top you can see the whole island of Cape May and Cape May Point while you are safely encased in a red cage. The cage goes the full 360 around the lighthouse but it is not wide and you will be competing for space to take pictures with the ocean in the background. Hear more about my family adventures and the rest of our trip to the Cape May Point Light house at Hipster Henry.com "The Parent's Guide to Philadelphia" http://www.hipsterhenry.com/2012/07/cape_may_lighthouse/

Visited July 2012
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