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Poverty Beach

Cape May, NJ 08204
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Unusual beach!

Unique beach with a beautiful view. If you like soft sand you can sink into here's the beach for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom F
Belcamp, Md
Hidden gem

If you like combing for shells, etc. this is the place. If you're lucky, like I was, you may even... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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Cape May, NJ 08204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 21 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

1  Thank LindaCathy961
Reviewed 12 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.

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
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I thought my husband was kidding when he said we were going to "Poverty Beach." I heard of Atlantic City, Wildwood, but not of Poverty Beach. We spent one day there and the beach was really nice. There are places to stay overnight, which are...More

1  Thank linda h
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We rent a home at Poverty Beach. We love this beach! It is so clean and not crowded. You can also fish off this beach.

Thank mariavG5817HV
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were there peak season but on a very cloudy day that promised thunderstorms until the day before. Thankfully it simply remained cloudy all day, chasing crowds away. Very peaceful, you can just spend hours staring at the ocean, listening to the sound of the...More

1  Thank Pavithra R
Reviewed 15 July 2016

One of the nicest beaches you will ever encounter. I have been to many all over the world and this one is really special;

1  Thank chefesther
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Do you need to bring own chairs / umbrella or is there service like on other beaches in area?
20 July 2015|
Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
HI! You really need to bring your ow beach equipment at this end of the island.
Ken S
What about dogs
13 July 2015|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
In Cape May City, which is where Poverty Beach is located: Dogs are permitted only during the months of November, December, January, February and March. Dogs shall be kept on a leash at all times and be accompanied by their... More