20th Anniversary Winners!

The time has come to announce our giveaway winner, but first we want to thank all those who submitted and shared their Homestead memories with us!

Our 20th Anniversary Giveaway photo contest had many submissions and we’re appreciative of all your memories shared with us! After polling our staff, we were unable to pick between two final contestants – so we decided to reward both of them!


Our grand prize winner is Mike Levy, who had used Homestead as his buying agent in his home purchase in West Cape May in 2014! Here’s his story and how Homestead helped find his happy place.



“It can be said that Mike has Cape May running through his veins. He has been coming to Cape May for at least 25 years and has spent most of his early summers working at numerous local spots around town. Cape May also holds a very special place in his heart, because Cape May is where he proposed to his wife. In 2014, Mike and his family knew that they had to continue to make Cape May part of their family’s life and made the leap by purchasing a family home of their own in West Cape May. Homestead Real Estate represented him with his purchase and continues to help Mike make Cape May a second home for him and his loving family.”


Our runner-up is Pat McKinley who has rented through Homestead. Her story specifically touches on her 2014 rental which was her mother’s last trip to Cape May. Pat has won 20% off her next linen order for her rental through Homestead!



“The Weekend of September 14, 2014”



Mom’s last trip to Cape May. We rented two condos on the beach through Homestead Real Estate. Mom was surrounded by family and we had an amazing weekend walking the boardwalk, family dinners, relaxing around the pool and a walk on the beach. Mom’s wish to walk on the beach was made possible by the handicapped beach wheelchairs available at the Lifeguard Station.








We thank you all again for sharing your loving memories with us and we look forward to creating many more memories with you!



Cape May is Blooming….

The sounds, sights and smells of Spring are all around town… Longer days, fragrant flowers fill the air, trees beginning to bloom, birds chirping and seagulls squealing with excitement of the beach picnics to come. Dolphins and “whales” have been sighted dancing in the bay. The cold winds are receding and are being replaced with the gentle breezes of Spring.



The upcoming season will be here before you know it. Before you have your bathing suits on, your toes in the sand and all over the house, now is the time that you can enjoy Cape May’s pre-season events.



It’s also the last chance to rent a beautiful Cape May vacation home for a partial week. What’s better than enjoying a few days in town before the crowds arrive for the Summer season? Come on down; relax, unwind and enjoy Cape May at it’s fullest!

So many things to see and do during Cape May’s Spring Celebration, now through May 19. There’s something for everyone to experience and enjoy in Spring 2019.


If Bingo is your game, there’s the Brunch and Bingo at the Beach. Or, if you enjoy our wonderful New Jersey wines, hop on the Cape May Wine Trail.  And for those chocolate lover’s, you must make a reservation for the Chocolate Lover’s Feast at the Washington Inn on May 11th – an event you can’t miss.



Take that special woman in your life to brunch on Mother’s Day.  So many choices … enjoy a beachfront brunch at Aleathea’s at the Inn, or on the farm at Beach Plum Farm, and for jazz lovers, the Emlin Physick Estate offers a Jazz brunch.  Click here for more suggestions of places to celebrate Mom. 



On Saturday, May 11th, enjoy the Sip Into Spring Festival at the Emlin Physick Estate.  Come and celebrate spring’s rebirth with exciting outdoor gardening demonstrations, food, wine and music.  Enjoy demonstrations and crafts.  You can even make your own personal succulent tea cup!  Great local vendors will be there serving their finest fares.



Both dolphins and whales have been sighted playing in the waters off the coast, in both the ocean and bay this blooming spring. Be sure to book a trip while visiting Cape May. Trips are daily: Dolphin and Whale Watching.





Ready or Not, Here it Comes…The Holiday Season begins in Cape May!

As we proceed into the final month of autumn here in Cape May, the weather has taken a brisk turn, and the fall foliage is peaking beautifully. There are few things quite so beautiful as a golden autumn sunset, or the seasonal colors of historic tree-lined streets, like Hughes Street or Columbia Avenue, just to name a few. And with Halloween behind us and the cooler weather settling in, the first vibes of holiday spirit are beginning to permeate Cape May’s landscape. Halls are being decked in Victorian Style, tree lightings are being scheduled, and of course, plans are underway for West Cape May’s annual Christmas parade!







Is it too early to be preparing for the holidays? That depends on who you ask, of course. Here at Homestead, we think mid-November is just about the right time to begin the planning. This year, our beautiful office has been outlined with Christmas lights. The recent chilly nights coupled with the conclusion of daylight saving time have certainly tempted us to let there be light….but we won’t be unveiling the display until Thanksgiving. If you’re planning a holiday visit, be sure to add Homestead’s office to your list of holiday light sightings!






Speaking of seasonal lights, Cape May’s holiday preview weekend is coming up, and we think it’s one of the very best ways to channel the holiday spirit. Kown as the official outset of Cape May’s holiday season, events include an Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit, various themed trolley rides, and holiday tours of the magnificent Physick Estate. The annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony on the grounds of the estate will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm. Santa will arrive to flip the switch, so you won’t want to be late!






The holidays are rooted in tradition, and that’s especially true here in our Santa’s Trolley RideVictorian winter wonderland. Traditional, however, does not mean stale! Be on the lookout for Christmas displays that might appear a bit different from previous years; experience trolley rides that shed some new light on fond old memories, enjoy creating new memories by trying out a restaurant you may have never been to or attending a special holiday event. There are endless possibilities for making the season bright.







For those who might be finding holiday preparations more excruciating than they are exciting…we hope a visit to Cape May will help change your mind! However, there’s plenty going on around town that is not strictly Christmas themed. One such event is the Exit Zero International Jazz Festival. This semi-annual festival is popular among locals and visitors for its stellar lineup of award-winning artists. In fact, we think it’s the perfect way to relax before the hustle of the holidays really takes hold. The Jazz Festival will continue now through Sunday, November 12th.








Cape May Beach House Vacation RentalsSo what’s going on at Homestead this time of year? A LOT! Yes, it’s technically the “off-season”, but for us, we’re already utilizing this time to plan for the summer of 2018. We’re working to continue offering our guests the best possible Cape May rental experience. We don’t settle for mediocrity in ANY aspect of our business…and neither should you when you’re looking ahead to your vacation planning. Remember that select Homestead rentals are available for off-season weekends, holidays, and even long-term winter stints. Whichever sort of property you’re looking for; rest assured that we’ve got you covered.



We’d like to wish everyone a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Holiday Season. Whether you’re keeping it low key or planning the biggest celebration you’ve ever had….we’re looking forward to being along for the ride!


We’d like to thank the fabulously talented Jan Bendyna for allowing us use of her work as this week’s blog cover photo! Check out more of her beautiful work!!



Halloween, Holidays, and Summer! Here’s what’s going on NOW and what to Look Forward to in Cape May…

It’s a beautiful Friday here in Cape May, and we hope you’re as excited as we are for the weekend to begin! While out and about during your daily lives, we suspect you’ve been seeing Christmas decorations creeping in from all directions. We love the holiday season here at Homestead…but we’re not in the habit of rushing it along. Soon enough we will be decking the halls and planning for the Christmas parade…but for now…it’s Halloween weekend! Let’s talk about seasonal events and the continuation of autumn festivities…




This evening, Friday, October 27, 2017, Cape May Point State Park will be hosting a Halloween event. A “fun for the whole family” affair, participants are encouraged to come in costume and bring flashlights. There will be Halloween crafts, a live animal show, and trick or treating on the nature trail. What a fantastic way to begin this festive weekend. Don’t miss it!







We remind you that “Scarecrow Alley” continues on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Homemade scarecrows are on display, and you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite. This event ends on Halloween, so this weekend is an ideal time to take a stroll on over and see it.







On Saturday, October 28th, the Cape May Zoo presents “Boo at the Zoo”. This annual event begins at 10-am and runs until 2 pm at the Cape May County Park, located just 11 miles north of Cape May. The FREE event is open to the public and visitors of all ages are invited to attend. Costumes are of course encouraged, and a costume contest will take place at 11 am. There will also be a entertainment, interactive games, and of course, candy!







We love our pets here at Homestead, so we’re excited that the Rusty Nail restaurant and beach bar has decided to hold their first annual Doggie Halloween Parade. The event will take place on Sunday, October 29th. Registration will begin at noon and end at 1 pm. The parade and subsequent judging will take place from 1 until 2 pm. So dress up your dog and head over for some fun. Numerous prizes will be awarded for the best costumes including the funniest, scariest, and best overall!







Cape May cottage rentalsCape May’s Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts has been hosting numerous “Halloween Happenings” through the course of October, and there are only a few more days to take advantage of these exciting events. One of the best ways to experience Cape May in any season is to enjoy a guided trolley tour, and Halloween is no exception! The Cape Mayhem tour is especially fun, as it centers upon an explanation of the traditions, beliefs, and mysteries of the fascinating Victorian Era…an era in which Cape May is deeply rooted.







Last but certainly not least, mark your calendars for Trick-or-Treating in Cape May. City wide trick or treating will take place on Halloween night, this Tuesday, October 31st from 5 to 7 pm. Culminate the season with this old fashioned tradition. The best part of Cape May trick or treating is that children can enjoy their treats while adults are awarded the bonus of a beautiful walking tour of the area. It makes for an event that can be enjoyed by the entire family.







Halloween will be coming to a close this week, but annual festivities remain well underway. Mark your calendars for these exciting happenings that are soon to come:

November 3rd- 5th: Sherlock Holmes Weekend (presented by Cape May MAC)

November 3rd: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival at Cape May Convention Hall

November 9th-12th: Exit Zero International Jazz Festival

November 17th-19th: Cape May Holiday Preview Weekend






As you enjoy these crisp and gorgeous autumn days, remember to be looking ahead to the summer. 2018 rental bookings are in full swing here at Homestead, and the way to beat the winter rush is to book now! Set your vacation plans in motion before the holidays and you’ll be able to relax this winter knowing that your first choice of vacation rental is secured.





We wish everyone a wonderful weekend and a safe, enjoyable Halloween.







As Summer Slowly Fizzles…Here are 4 Types of Cape May Rentals to be Planning NOW…

You can feel it in the heavy air, shorter evenings, and lush overgrowth of many gardens, trees, lawns and shrubbery. Summer is heading towards its finish line. It’s been a wonderful summer here in Cape May. And for many, there are still a few weeks of rest remaining before school begins and autumn activities commence. The reality though is that prime season is winding down. Weekly summer rentals are already heating up for 2018…but they’re just about out of steam for the current year. What does that mean? A few things! For one, now is the time to plan ahead and reserve your 2018 Cape May vacation. And secondly…if you’ve been waiting to plan that impromptu autumn getaway, holiday escape, or tranquil winter weekend…there’s never been a better time to get started. Don’t miss out on the Cape May time you’ve been longing for. Let’s get started in taking a look at the next steps for booking your escape…







First and foremost…there are numerous rental properties with full weeks remaining available. Saturday, August 19th is the LAST week of prime season here in Cape May. Believe it or not, there is still time to book that week if a very last minute rental should come onto your agenda. Please contact Homestead and speak with one of our rental agents directly, as they would be glad to check on availability for you. At this late date…final availability would be subject to each property owner. Moving forward, rates for full week rentals gradually begin to decrease starting with the week of August 26th. And by the time we reach September, MOST properties that are renting through the fall are in a reduced status. September and October are absolutely gorgeous months in Cape May. There is always lots going on, and generally perfect weather. If you’ve missed out on the summer…don’t fret…as the fall is ready to welcome you with warmth, relaxation, and fun!







Next up on the rental agenda…it’s winter rentals. You may have heard this term before and wondered just what it meant. Generally speaking, a winter rental is a long term monthly rental that offers flexibility, value, and convenience if you need or want to stay in Cape May through the entirety of the off-season. The pricing structure for winter rentals is entirely different than it is during the summer resort season. It’s based on a monthly rate that generally falls between about $900 up to about $1500. At times, some utilities are included! Homestead does have a selection of winter rentals that we advertise…but sometimes our property owners will consider a long term, off season rental even if they don’t specifically advertise for one. So if this sort of rental is what you’re looking for…the best way to begin is to select your budget, time frame, and desired monthly rate. Utilizing that information, we can match you to an ideal property for your off season Cape May stay. Experience our town in the golden crispness of the fall and the sparkling serenity of the winter season.








ICape May Beach Sunsetf a long term winter rental is just not practical (or needed) at this time…maybe a short term weekend rental would fit the bill! Weekend rentals are all about fun. Whether you’re going to be in Cape May for a wedding, special event, or just need a getaway…there are plenty of options to suit your needs and budget. Often times the cost of renting an entire home or condominium is LESS than staying in a hotel for the weekend. It also awards you more space, more privacy, and the ability to bring your pet! (to one of our pet friendly rentals). Some upcoming great times to be here in Cape May include Columbus Day weekend (and its accompanying Lima Bean Festival!), Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Christmas Parade, etc.* Again, the best way to plan your weekend rental is to research the properties that interest you, and then contact our rental team to finalize the booking process. Don’t forget to add linens to your rental! In the off season, linen packages for our rentals are offered at a 50% discount for short term reservations.








Lastly, we know this is the time of year when excitement begins to build around the coming of autumn. Therefore, summer of 2018 may seem too far in the future to be of consideration. BUT…if you know that you would like to come to Cape May next summer, and if you know the week(s) that you want to be here….NOW is the time to book! For one, any reservation made between now and December 1st will be placed on a 3 payment schedule for your convenience. And as the dust settles on our re-booking season, this is also the time that availability for 2018 falls into place and the selection of available properties is at its largest. Remember that Homestead does offer Travel Insurance on ALL of our leases. Add the insurance for your early booking to increase your piece of mind should the unexpected occur between now and next year.







Whether you’re a habitual visitor to Cape May, planning to vacation here for the first time, or find yourself required to be here for a special event…Homestead has you covered. Enjoy the remainder of your summer and the coming of autumn. And remember that anytime is a good time to visit Cape May.



*Although we encourage the rental of our properties for accommodations, please remember that rental homes cannot be used as “event homes”, and must be for accommodations only, or small events that adhere to the property occupancy.



Cape May’s Spring Break: What to see and where to be!

After a relatively mild winter here in Cape May, spring has arrived! For many reasons, the excitement around town is palpable. First of all, spring especially shines here in Cape May due to the multitude of trees and flowers that are suddenly in bloom. As Cape Island was once part of the mainland, we enjoy a natural beauty that various other Jersey Shore towns are simply not accustomed to. The spring landscape coupled with the backdrop of Cape May’s gorgeous beaches is a truly spectacular site, and we hope you will be able to enjoy it! A specific reason to visit Cape May in the spring is certainly not required…but if you’re looking for a bit of direction as to where to go and what to see, here’s a sampling of what will be taking place over the next few weeks…






-Saturday, April 8th: The Cape May Film Festival presents their first retrospective event! Special guests will be featured, as well as the best films of the past 15 years. Session times are 12-4 pm and 6-9 pm at the West Cape May Borough Hall.




-Spring Break at Congress Hall will be taking place from Monday, April 10th though Friday, April 21st, 2017. This event has been cultivated with the entire family in mind! Events will include train rides on the Congress Hall Express, family yoga, paint and create, and an Easter Egg Hunt…just to name a few! (Limited seating available for certain events, so be sure to reserve early for the activities of your choice).




-Saturday, April 15th is the 18th Annual Polar Bear and Pup Plunge! This event is open to the public and will be located just off of Cape Island at the Beachcomber Campground. Event proceeds will assist in benefiting the Cape May County Animal Shelter. If you’re coming to Cape May over spring break, make a reservation at one of our pet friendly rentals! You then have no excuse not to enter your own four legged friend into the Pup Plunge.




-Also on Saturday, April 15th, the Kiwanis Club of Cape May will present its annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will even be an opportunity for the little ones to meet the Easter Bunny! The event will be located in the Lafayette Street Park (just next to Cape May City Elementary School).







-Easter Sunday (April 16th): Rise early and enjoy an Easter Sunrise Service at The Cove Beach. Service will begin at 6:30 am and culminate at approximately 7:00 am. The multiple churches of Cape May will of course be offering Easter worship services as well. We recommend visiting the website of your church of choice, or contacting them via phone for the most up to date service times.










-Begin your Easter afternoon by having fun on the Washington Street Mall with the annual Easter Fashion Stroll! The stroll will be located at the 300 block of the mall, between Jackson and Perry Streets. Take part in the stroll or simply stand back and enjoy the fashions. It’s the perfect way to prepare for afternoon holiday dining and festivities.








Although still a few weeks away, now is also the time to begin thinking about the Exit Zero Spring Jazz Festival, as well as Cape May’s Spring Celebration. Stay tuned for more information on these and other late spring events as their dates draw closer.








Spring Break in Cape May is about more than just the change of seasons, or the celebration of spring holidays. It’s also a new beginning of sorts. Local businesses anticipate the approach of the summer season, homeowners prepare their properties for guests, and everyone in town takes time to step out and spruce up! It’s spring fever at its best, and we certainly hope you will be a part of it with us.








A reminder that if you have not booked your summer 2017 Cape May Vacation, inventory is indeed still available! Bookings have been coming in quickly for late summer and fall rentals as well, so don’t delay. Contact Homestead now and let us assist you in locating your perfect Cape May property. And if you know where you’d like to stay, that’s great! Remember that you can reserve any property of your choice right online. Short term weekend rentals must be reserved via phone, so please do keep that in mind and plan accordingly.



Happy Spring!



Here Come the Holidays!

mumstepsmdAs we move through November in the Mid-Atlantic region, peak fall foliage is upon us, and Cape May is an absolutely beautiful place to be. Because Cape Island was once part of the mainland, it is lush with trees and undergrowth that cultivate a stunning landscape at this point in the year. This is particularly well observed throughout the historic district. We recommended a stroll through Hughes St. or down Columbia Avenue, where you will find that Cape May currently looks as though it is a postcard advertisement for autumn. What you will also find around town are many property and business owners decking the halls for the upcoming holiday season! Yes, we know some might say it’s a bit early to decorate, but remember that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, and most holiday displays are up and running the day after! So time is needed to prepare, and there’s no better time to do so then right now, while the autumn weather remains mild.





Throughout the next few weeks, various events will be taking place in Cape May. And while a number of holiday traditions will begin, there are always options for those not quite ready to head into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season! Here’s a look at what’s happening here in town this November…









First and foremost, Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th. All are invited to attend a remembrance ceremony located at the All Wars Monument on Columbia Avenue and Gurney Streets. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 am in honor of the brave men and women who have served our nation in the Unities States military.




pipe-37816_960_720The weekend of November 11th through the 13th is home to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. The Festival will be celebrating its 5th anniversary and will feature 3 days of performances spanning the Cape May beach front, Convention Hall, and Schmidtchen Theatre (located at Lower Cape May Regional High School). We certainly recommend highlighting your weekend by attending this wonderful Cape May event.






Cape May’s Film Festival will also be taking place during the weekend of November 11th through the 13th. The venue for this event will be the West Cape May Borough Hall and Banquet Hall. Many types of films will be screened, and attendees will be offered the opportunity to interact with directors, actors, producers and more!





On Saturday, November 12th, Homestead invites you to join the Sole-Man 5K Run
for Character and Family Fun Walk
. The event begins at 9:00 am at Cape May’s convention Hall. All proceeds benefit the Gene Sole scholarship fund. Mr. Sole was the former principal of Lower Cape May regional high school. Come out on this beautiful weekend and support a wonderful cause, all while keeping fit and having fun!









November 18t through the 20th marks a special event in Cape May, as it’s Holiday Preview Weekend! The center of this holiday event is Cape May’s historic Physick Estate. The estate will be adorned with thousands of lights, and the property decked out with a plethora of holiday décor. But the pinnacle of the weekend is the Tree Lighting Ceremony. This will take place on the grounds of the estate at 7 pm. Of course we recommend arriving a bit early. Children will enjoy a visit from Santa, and fun for all ages will abound as the estate will offer FREE guided tours between the hours of 6 and 8 pm. It’s a fabulous way to stimulate some Christmas spirit!
218_christmas_5If you aren’t able to be a part of Holiday preview weekend, remember that just walking, driving, or biking around Cape May this time of year gives one a feeling of anticipation and excitement. Our Victorian town offers an incomparable holiday feel that presents the beauty and comfort of Christmases past, and a holiday visit should certainly be added to your to-do list.








With the approaching holidays, there will be much to do and see for everyone and we know how easy it can be for summer to escape the mind completely. But, we once again would like to remind our rental guests that bookings for 2017 are even stronger than they were at this same time last year. Trends are indicating that our guests are booking early and often to secure their time and property of choice. So don’t delay…secure your vacation now before the new year begins! Bookings placed by December 1st of this year will feature three payment installments, which is of course another reason to reserve sooner rather than later.




SMall Christmastay tuned in the coming weeks as we strive to keep you updated about fun filled holiday events that will continue through the first of the year. We wish everyone a wonderful weekend, and we hope you share in our excitement for the impending holiday season.






You Know our Name. We Want to Know Yours!

At Homestead Real Estate, we’ve always encouraged our guests to “live like local’s” when they visit Cape May. The reason for this is simple. Just as the local residents of any large city, Cape May locals each have their own favorite places to shop, dine, relax, and enjoy the company of friends. It’s the reason why Cape May was recently named one of the “25 small towns in New Jersey where everyone knows your name.” Yes, Cape May’s summer population hovers around a not so small 40,000 people (relatively speaking); but year round residents comprise just about 4000 of them. It’s only natural that this small slice of the population pie may have some insights that you, our rental guests, will enjoy!


IMG_5796If you’ve visited Cape May in the past then there’s a good chance you may have become acquainted with our various local occupants. Many of them work here in season and even year round. Some have quietly resided in town their entire lives, others are families that have witnessed their children grow up in our community, and then there are those long time vacationers whose dreams of retiring to our tranquil shores have now become a reality. Such a versatile demographic lends itself to the true beauty of our town. Lifelong residents and local families are often aware of our fascinating history and are apt to entertain with stories of a bygone era. They’re knowledgeable as to the unique origins of local businesses and the changes in landscape that occur with the seasons. Typically, they’re also more than happy to discuss their favorite venues and attractions here in town. To the contrary, those residents that have more recently retired to town often bring a distinct perspective to the community. What they may lack in knowledge of local history is often compensated for in many years worth of Cape May vacation memories that they love to share with present day visitors and vacationers.


Whether you’ve visited Cape May for a week, a weekend, or even just a day, we want to encourage you to enjoy like a local the next time you’re here. And with repeat visits….everyone may begin to know YOUR name as well! The benefits to such a tight knit community are many. First, there is an unparalleled trust and camaraderie not typically experienced in our modern age. Of course nearly every business on the island is a small outfit. But did you know that some even desembrood-997529__180operate via the honor system? Enfin Farms on Sunset Blvd. is well known for their long lines every weekend (in season). And trust us; there are lines for a reason! But in addition to the fantastic home baked bread, the small farm also sells fresh tomatoes, arugula, and various seasonal veggies 24/7 via their roadside stand.



On the subject of farm stands, we must also make mention of Beach Plum Farm. Set on Steven’s Street in West Cape May, the farm services a number of Cape May’s finest restaurants with over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables. Fresh flowers and herbs are grown as well, and the onsite farm stand is currently open Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9 am until 4 pm. So if you’re in the mood to give farmers-1311017__180your rental property kitchen a little workout, this is the place to start your food shopping. You may be curious as to how an island beach community can support such a lush farming environment. Well, it’s because Cape May has not always been an island! That’s right; a little known local tidbit is that the Cape May canal was built at the time of World War II. Prior to that, we were part of the mainland. Just something to remember the next time you are walking around enjoying the abundant natural vegetation of our “Island”.



lighthouse-857163__180As the unofficial start of the summer season is only 6 weeks in the future, we are moving swiftly into the heart of our “pre season”. While typically not quite warm enough for lazy beach days, the pre-season is an ideal time to experience many of Cape May’s additional activities. We always like to make mention of some of our favorites like the fantastic shopping and dining, the sunsets, and gorgeous walks along the beach or promenade. But if you’re in town within the next week or so, there are a bevy of fantastic special events. This Friday, April 22nd is the Lighthouse Full Moon Climb sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Go ahead and splurge on dessert at dinner. Afterward, work off those calories by climbing the 199 steps of the Cape May Lighthouse by the light of the full moon. The view from the top is guaranteed to take your breath away!




April 22nd through 24th marks the Exit Zero Jazz Festival. You’re definitely going to want to make a weekend out of this! Notable EXIT-ZERO-JAZZ-FESTIVAL-1headliners include Pat Metheny, Ron Carter, and Lisa Fisher Grand Baton, just to name a few. A favorite among the locals, the Jazz Fest is an ideal event to make acquaintance with many a Cape May native. Just another way you can truly feel like a local, even for a weekend.



One aspect of Cape May that is oft overlooked (as in any resort community) is the amount of work the locals complete in order to ensure that our enclave is continually safe, pristine, and unique. Many business and homeowner’s have labored very hard to make Cape May the picturesque town that you currently visit. While help is not required, it’s always appreciated and can even be fun! One such way to give back to the Cape May community is to participate in the Clean Ocean Action 31st Annual Beach Sweeps. This event takes place rain or shine. All are encouraged to take part, but we remind you that volunteers must be 18 years of age OR accompanied by an adult. Coinciding with the Beach Sweep is the Nature Center of Cape May’s Earth Day and Marine Debris Cleanup on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to noon. If gardening is more to your liking, this is the event for you. You’ll be able to assist the nature center staff and volunteers in prepping the Center’s gardens for spring. It’s a great community service project and a fun time as well!






Whether you’re a true Cape May local, a part time resident, or a first time visitor, we hope you’ll allow yourself to experience all that our town has to offer. Come see for yourself why the Cape May community is something truly special, and let everyone know YOUR name. You’ll be glad you did.



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