Noteworthy features of Cape May Point State Park include it's constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a well-known location for viewing the fall bird migration. Located on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center that houses a classroom for interpretive programs and a museum on the area's natural and historic features.

Cape May Lighthouse - The 157-foot-high lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the scenic Cape May peninsula. The first known lighthouse at Cape May was built in 1823. By 1847 a new lighthouse was erected on a high bluff, however, due to the encroaching sea and poor building design it was eventually dismantled. Built in 1859, the current lighthouse used the original bricks of the 1847 lighthouse.

Amenities / Features of Cape May Point State Park (and lighthouse):

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Historic Area !WWII Bunker
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Activities
Bird watching !Well know for the great birdwatching
Equestrian / Horseback !Check to make sure this is allowed before going there
Fishing
Saltwater
Hiking !More like walking
Jogging / Running !Trail running would be a lot of fun
Kids Programs
Walking
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Bathrooms
Beach
Exhibits
Nature / Environmental Center
Park Ranger on duty
Parking Lot(s)
Picnic / Sitting Area
Benches
Picnic tables
Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
Special Amenities
A !Bird watching deck. Very nice
Special Buildings / Structures
Lighthouse
Ruins !WWII Bunker
Trails
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Listing Center: Latitude: 38.9326
Listing Center: Longitude: -74.9581
Record Status: 1.0000
Record Title: Cape May Point State Park (and lighthouse)
Rules and Regulations
Entrance Fee !To the lighthouse only
Trails / Trail Information
Boardwalks
Flat / Easy
Walking Paths

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