Area Guide: Find the Best Place to Stay in Cape May

Now is the time to book your next vacation! Are you planning your trip to Cape May and trying to figure out where the best place to stay is? There’s different cities and boroughs within the Cape May area and each has its own unique feel and different set of attractions.

Below is our guide to the different places to stay in and around Cape May along with rentals available in those areas.

Cape May

The actual city of Cape May, located on the Atlantic Ocean side of the tip of the Cape May peninsula, is where you’ll find many of the area’s attractions and restaurants.

Having a place to stay right in the heart of Cape May certainly has its perks. Being close to all of the shops, restaurants, museums, and theaters makes downtown Cape May the area’s most coveted place to stay. The city of Cape May is also home to over two miles of pristine beaches, so there’s quite a few oceanfront homes and condos to choose from.

If this is where you’re wanting to book your stay, we have over 100 rentals to choose from in the city of Cape May including beachfront properties and homes and condos situated on the city’s avenues.

West Cape May

The borough of West Cape May isn’t quite as crowded as the city of Cape May but, is close enough to ride your bike or walk downtown or to the local Cape May beaches .

The area is home to the Willow Creek Winery and a wide selection of farmers markets including the West Cape May Farmers Market, Beach Plum Farm, Duckies Farm Market, Central Park Farm, and more. It’s the closest area to downtown Cape May without actually being in the city and is only minutes from all of the main attractions.

Cape May Point

Cape May Point is a small area located at the southernmost tip of the peninsula where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet. The point is home to the Cape May Bird Observatory and the Cape May Point State Park, where the iconic Cape May Lighthouse is located. 

The state park has a beautiful beach area, and the point is also not far from Sunset Beach just to the north. We have dozens of places to stay in Cape May Point if this sounds like the perfect spot for you.


The Offshore areas are on the Delaware Bay side of the Cape May Peninsula and is technically considered part of Lower Township. It’s the only area on this list that isn’t located on Cape Island, meaning you’ll have to cross over the bridge from the mainland to get to where the city of Cape May and its attractions, but it’s only a roughly 10 minute drive to do so.

Within the offshore areas you’ll find tons of restaurants and a few wineries and breweries including Cape May Winery & Vineyard, Red Brick Ale House and Gusto Brewing Company. You will also find great attractions like playgrounds for the kids, Ferry Park that hosts festivals and concerts, a 2.7 mile long bike path and Historic Cold Spring Village that presents a little of our area history.

Homes in the offshore area have access to the Delaware Bay beaches which have calm waters and amazing sunsets!