Cape May Point State Park (and lighthouse)

P O Box 107, Cape May Point, NJ 08212



Activities:

  • Equestrian / Horseback
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jogging / Running
  • Walking

Amenities:

  • Bathrooms
  • Beach
  • Nature / Environmental Center
  • Picnic / Sitting Area
  • Lighthouse

Trails:

  • Boardwalks
  • Flat / Easy
  • Walking Paths

Parks & Gardens:

  • State Park
  • Historic Area
  • Scenic Overlook / Waterfalls

Attractions:

  • Lighthouse

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.



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