The county welcomes literally millions of visitors every year who enjoy the sun and sand, the birds and butterflies, the Arts and entertainment and the romance and solitude of a walk on the beach. Many enjoy the relaxation of a night sleeping under the stars at one of our many campgrounds. Others prefer luxury and lace at a Bed and Breakfast Inn, and then there are those who return year after year to their favorite hotel, motel or rental property. Spend a day, a weekend, or an extended vacation in Cape May County and you will see why generations of families return year after year.
Once primarily a summer destination, the county is quickly becoming more and more of a year-round resort. Special events bring visitors back all year long, add world class birding and nature based activities, shopping, antiquing, golf, biking and hiking, wineries and great dining to the mix and you have a great spring, fall and winter getaway.
Fall fishing is considered the best along the back bays and from the surf, piers and boats on the Jersey Cape. Party and Charter boats go out well into November, or longer, depending on what is running. Many beaches allow vehicles on the beaches with permits for surf fishing. Fishing is allowed on rock piles, fishing piers and designated areas along bridges. Fresh water fishing requires a license.