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Poverty Beach

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Address: Cape May, NJ 08204
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Quiet and serene!

We were there peak season but on a very cloudy day that promised thunderstorms until the day before. Thankfully it simply remained cloudy all day, chasing crowds away. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pavithra R
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Albion, New York
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Albion, New York
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there peak season but on a very cloudy day that promised thunderstorms until the day before. Thankfully it simply remained cloudy all day, chasing crowds away. Very peaceful, you can just spend hours staring at the ocean, listening to the sound of the sea. $6 per person for a single day tag, free parking, restroom and open shower... More 

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Thank Pavithra R
Newark, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest beaches you will ever encounter. I have been to many all over the world and this one is really special;

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Thank chefesther
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ❤️ Cape May beach! We will never get tired of this beauty. Not crowded, wonderful beach with clean, white creamy sand. Just bring your beach chairs, umbrellas and tanning lotion and you are on your way to peace and serenity for free! Watching the dolphins few meters from the shore is magical. 🐬 #discovercapemay #CapeMay #travel #adventuretime

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Thank PerfectRubyKitten
Beltsville, Maryland
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I was here off-season, on a very windy day. I can't walk far, but I did have to hit the beach at least once while I was in town! There was designated Hcap parking at the ramp to the beach, and that was a shorter trip than walking out of my ocean-front hotel, over to the dune ramps, across the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I must confess I put average to keep people away. This is what our friends call the secret beach and for good reason. It is simply beautiful and rarely visited by the summer crowds. I'm not sure why as the beaches are close to the street and there is a bathhouse. We love this beach and hope you won't visit.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Easy, free parking. Located at north end of Beach Ave. Great for long beach walks and usually not crowded.

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1 Thank 767rich
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank M L
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
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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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