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Poverty Beach

Cape May, NJ 08204
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Love this beach as you can usually find free parking and the beach entrance is lovely with a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandra H
less crowded than the mid beaches, nice spot for sunrise on a clear day.

Easy walk from the street, nice views but further down and a little more work to get to, so a hair... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Hillside, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday

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

1  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
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited Cape May for Grandson's passing out parade into the Coast Guards.Amongst other activities we walked along this beautiful beach which was almost totally deserted,might be a different story in the Summer but room for all ! We watched the sun set over the sea.Visited...More

Thank 12jillm2015
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We love Poverty Beach. It isn't as crowded at the beach near the Convention Center, and it is easy to find free street parking close to the beach access point. The sand is clean, the beach is wide. Great place for boarding.

1  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Minutes away from restaurants, we took our bikes down to Poverty Beach as the views of the coastal mansions were impeccable. Waves here were prominent so be sure to bring your boogie boards (and don't forget those beach tags)! It wasn't as packed here as...More

Thank xtin713
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