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What a view!

Poverty Beach of Cape May is not as well known or used as the main beaches of Cape May. Closer to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Monica F
Belcamp, Maryland
Favorite Cape May Beach

Less hectic, lovely beach at the end of Cape May... good for couples. No access to food, drinks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mendham, New Jersey
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“summer crowds” (2 reviews)
“coast guard” (3 reviews)
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Poverty Beach of Cape May is not as well known or used as the main beaches of Cape May. Closer to the Coast Guard Academy it's not as popular. Do you want to find interesting sea shells? Come here. Do you want a chance to...More

Thank Monica F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Less hectic, lovely beach at the end of Cape May... good for couples. No access to food, drinks, etc. Free parking in many places.

Thank TwoBirch
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Gorgeous beach, very clean, isolated even in the middle of August which is a plus for me, since I don't care for the crowds or rowdiness of the summer crowd. Great spot to just relax and take in its serenity.

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Love this beach as you can usually find free parking and the beach entrance is lovely with a ramp/steps along with foot wash. We bring our own chairs and umbrellas but it seems that most people purchase the chairs and umbrellas that you can rent....More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Easy walk from the street, nice views but further down and a little more work to get to, so a hair less crowded when we were there. good spot for sunrise unless it's overcast. Just be aware of where poverty beach ends and the coast...More

2  Thank Kimberly_I_1971
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I swear the water is more blue at this beach than anywhere else on Cape May. Not as crowded as the other beaches, and also has a comfort station which is a plus. I have often left other parts of the beach to come here...More

2  Thank gone2vaca
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This beach feels quite private and is swarming with dophin in their natural habitat. It's lovely-clean, peaceful, and the views are unbeatable.

1  Thank kathleen112
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Unique beach with a beautiful view. If you like soft sand you can sink into here's the beach for you. Plenty of street parking with direct access to the beach. Go early in the morning or evening and you can experience the ghost crabs living...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 20 May 2017

If you like combing for shells, etc. this is the place. If you're lucky, like I was, you may even find a conch shell. Be careful not to go beyond the posted signs by the coast guard. If you do expect a visit by the...More

2  Thank LindaCathy961
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As the story is told, the servants and poor people went to this less than desirable beach 100 years ago or so. Since then the city has expanded and it is now in front of the largest homes and richest area. Ironic. Also, due to...More

2  Thank CapeMayDon
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Erin L
24 July 2017|
Response from travelingmomnfamily |
starting at Trenton street, street parking(right next to beach entrance) is free/Not metered headed north towards coast guard center.