Visitors always fall in love with Cape May, a resort with a lovely, blustery beach met by the cool waters of the Atlantic, and rows of Victorian town houses that recall a bygone era of vacationing on the coast.
The town was settled by fishermen and whalers in the mid-19th century, and it became a popular resort for city- dwellers on summer weekends.
This is still the case today, though the area has remained remarkably unspoiled. Beach-goers come here to relax on the sand, try their hand at sailing, and watch dolphins playing in the gentle surf.
Cape May is a city located at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.
One of the country’s oldest vacation resort destinations, it is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a year-round population of 3,607, reflecting a decline of 427 (-10.6%) from the 4,034 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 634 (-13.6%) from the 4,668 counted in the 1990 Census.
In the summer, Cape May’s population is expanded by as many as 40,000 to 50,000 visitors. The entire city of Cape May is designated the Cape May Historic District, a National Historic Landmark due to its concentration of Victorian buildings.
Cape May was recognized as one of America’s top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel. It is also known as one of the best beaches on the Middle Atlantic coast. Wikipedia