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Cape May Lighthouse

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beauty at the Cape May Lighthouse

The lighthouse offers excellent views and is easily located. Also, there are two facilities to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Been to the lighthouse several times. Definitely worth a visit. The climb to the top is an event... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington Township, New Jersey
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The 1859 Cape May Lighthouse is fully restored and visitors can climb 199 steps to the top for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. The original Oil Storage Building is accessible and houses a Museum Shop and accessible...more
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215 Lighthouse Avenue, Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-5404
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Reviewed yesterday

The lighthouse offers excellent views and is easily located. Also, there are two facilities to visit for a few minutes to see area wildlife, live and stuffed. Views from the decks are excellent and offer great photo ops with the lighthouse in the background.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to the lighthouse several times. Definitely worth a visit. The climb to the top is an event for sure, especially in the warmer months. Very tight on the way up and if you are scared of heights or don't like enclosed spaces its not...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We bikes over to the lighthouse, always enjoy a visit to any lighthouse. It is a beautiful area, bird watching area, Beach right there. Really enjoyed this stop, a must see when you are in cape May

Thank 623fran
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sunset is the best Down the end of the road is sunset beach. Many people. Come to see the sunset. Bring a folding chair

Thank Irish451006
Reviewed 5 days ago

Didn't realize the lighthouse closes so early. Get there before 4 or else you will be out of luck like I was. Seems like a very lighthouse from a far.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The view is good and the changes in the beaches over the years will astonish you. There is no better place to view them.

Thank Doug K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at the cape may point state park were all very friendly and knowledgeable. The lighthouse is well maintained and the view from above is breathtaking as well as relaxing. There is a birdwatching area that was very busy the day we went, considering...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our bikes here from town it's about 3 or 4 miles along a flat road and worth the trip we walked up all the steps to get to the top and what a workout you get . It's a pay to see adventure.

Thank cashone87
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature trails are very nice. In October there are plenty of butterflies and birds migrating. The trails and well maintained and easy to navigate.

Thank PAski88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun climbing! The views are incredible! Be prepared for some aerobic exercise - at least there are landings to rest. Staff at site are friendly. Restrooms clean.

Thank Y8202SXthomass
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September 19, 2017|
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Response from twin1sg | Reviewed this property |
There is nothing very close to the lighthouse.
Lucas H
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Billfitz144 | Reviewed this property |
Lafayette st - near the acme - probably 2 miles from ferry - not sure if anything closer
August 30, 2015|
Response from ahmadb69 |
Our kids are 8,7 and 5 and saw families with younger kids than ours. There are A LOT of steps and stair well if very tight so I wouldn't recommend bringing kids younger than 5, it will be very hard on them and you since... More