205 BEACH AVENUE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(877) SHACK-07

a retreat for beach lovers

If a perfect beach vacation means never having to put your shoes back on once you arrive and always being steps from the ocean, then the Beach Shack is the place for you. Stylish and relaxed, the Beach Shack is Cape May's fresh and fun alternative for beach lovers who want a retreat the whole family can enjoy together.
It's a one-of-a-kind island vibe all just a stone's throw away from Cape May's historic downtown. Nestled on Beach Avenue close to Cove Beach, the Beach Shack's spacious accommodations make it perfect for groups and families - even four-legged members, too! The Beach Shack is one of Cape May's few dog-friendly resorts and has a selection of dog-friendly rooms available each night.
At the Beach Shack, you’ll always be close to The Rusty Nail, Cape May’s legendary hang-out for lifeguards, surfers and other beachgoers, who flock to the long bar after hours for the shore’s coldest beers and best vibe. You’ll love the casual outdoor ambiance, friendly welcoming staff, live entertainment and our fresh take on all your seaside favorites like clams, oysters and the great fresh fish. Once you’re settled at one of the tables, it’s not hard to see why Travel & Leisure chose The Rusty Nail as one of "America's Top 10 Beach Bars."
So grab your flip-flops and come let the long, sunny days at the beach flow into nights filled with music and laughter. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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As America's first seaside resort community with a history of welcoming visitors for over 200 years, the safety and welfare of our guests, employees, and the Cape May community is and always has been our priority. Due to the ongoing developments of COVID-19, we have suspended operations through April 30th. For those of you who have bookings or events scheduled with us during our closure, we will be in touch with you. We know that this iconic American destination will recover and be more resilient than ever as a resort community. Our dedicated team will be ready once again to welcome guests from near and far.

Rooms and Suites

at the Beach Shack

From the moment you say 'aloha' to your guest room, you'll instantly fall in love with the Shack's refreshing island vibe and relaxed setting. Our luxuriously furnished one-bedroom, efficiency, and suite-style accommodations have all the comforts needed for a relaxing family getaway by the beach.
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Dog-Friendly Rooms

at the Beach Shack

Want to bring your dog along on your Cape May beach vacation? We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms available each night! You and your furry friend will enjoy special amenities like use of a Beach Shack dog bed, food and water bowls, a Beach Shack frisbee, a special doggie treat and more.
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Amenities

at the Beach Shack

As a guest of the Beach Shack, you'll enjoy:
  • Private bathroom with hairdryer and personal toiletries
  • Beach Plum Farm soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Individual climate control for air conditioning and heating
  • Television with remote
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-room telephone
  • Daily Housekeeping service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 100% Belgian cotton sheets
  • Kuerig coffee machine with complimentary coffee
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Resort Fee Inclusions

As our guest, you will have an array of Cape Resorts amenities and services close at hand. From dining options to recreation, special events & programming to guided tours, we’re here to help create memories you’ll treasure forever.
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While You're Here

packages

Life's a Beach

Available May 22 - October 7, 2020

Soaking up the sun has never been so comfortable! Enjoy a two day Beach Shack beach tent rental, a daily beach dining credit and more.

Stay and play this summer with the whole family. Keep the kids busy with your souvenir beach toys while you soak up some sun. Your private beach tent includes two beach loungers with covers, chairs, table, plus a beach attendant ready to serve you.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Deluxe accommodations at the Beach Shack
  • Two day beach tent rental on the beach in front of the hotel
  • Beach Dining Credit of $30 per day*
  • A Deluxe Beach Sand Kit for the Kids (or Kids at Heart)


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*Beach dining credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No cash value.

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Available Year Round

Enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From farm-to-table dining to evening cocktails to boutique shopping, the choice is yours!

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Benjamin Franklin knew that the key to a good time was good food, good drink, and good company. This wise founding father is the face of the $100 bill, and now can be found as the face of this exciting getaway. With The Benjamin package you will enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From a delicious farm-to-table dinner in the Ebbitt Room, to classic comfort food at The Blue Pig Tavern. Enjoy cocktails in the Brown Room or some well deserved relaxation in the Sea Spa. Grab a cup of coffee and lite-bites from Tommy's Folly or kick back for a Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail. It's easier than ever with signing privileges throughout all of the Cape Resorts Properties in Cape May. How will you spend your Benjamin?

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • A $100 resort credit per stay to be used at any Cape Resorts outlets

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the Virginia sandpiper the star beach shack call to book the red or pink virginia cottages: (800) 732-4236

*Resort credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No cash value.

Paws Up!

Available Year Round

Get waggin' to the Beach Shack with your furry friend!

Paws Up! Beach Shack Dog Room Package

You don't have to leave your best friend behind this summer, bring him along with this ultimate doggie package.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Rusty Nail dining credit ($25 per day)*
  • A custom Beach Shack dog leash
  • Beach Shack Doggie Welcome Kit including:
  • Use of Beach a Shack dog bed, and food and water bowls
    Mark Your Spot - a list of local points of interest for your dog
    Dog In-Room Door Hanger
    Beach Shack disposable waste bags - 3 per day
    Beach Shack Frisbee
    Special doggie treat
    PLUS: a Beach Shack Dog Leash



Call to Book: 1877-SHACK-07

Please review our Dog Policies.

We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms available each night and they can only be booked by calling 1877-SHACK-07.This package is not bookable online.

*Meals must be charged to the room for the credit to be applied. No Cash Value.

resort life

congress hall fitness room treadmills and elliptical machine

Fitness Room

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

Being on vacation doesn’t mean having to break your fitness regime. As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Sea Spa

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere. You’ll love the fun yellow- and white-striped treatment rooms and the wonderful massages, facials and beauty treatments that feature all-natural products. Learn More.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

Need a more advanced workout? As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped Fitness Center and Sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club. The Sandpiper Fitness Center was recently enhanced with state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment, making it one of the most robust gyms on the island.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Plum Farm Tour

SEASONAL

Set out on a guided or self-guided tour and explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our very own 62-acre working farm in West Cape May.
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Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Guided Excursions

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Embark on a tour of some of Cape May's hidden gems. Our Guides will lead you out for a tour of Davey's Lake or to Sunset Beach, where you can search for Cape May Diamonds.
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A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Children's Programming

SEASONAL

There's always fun to be had in Cape May. From the magic of our Summer Carnivals to the enchantment of Winter Wonderland, our Programming Team is busy at work creating events and activities the whole family will love, no matter the season.
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A selection of Seasonal Children's Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

congress hall shuttle bus

Shuttle Service

SEASONAL

Travel Cape Island with ease on our new Cape Resorts Shuttle. The Shuttle stops at all Cape Resorts outlets and hotels, including Beach Plum Farm and West End Garage.
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Shuttle Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

congress hall bike shop

Congress Hall
Bike Shop

SEASONAL

There’s no better way to get around Cape May than by bike. The city is flat as a pancake and very pretty, the perfect ingredients for a lovely bike ride! Our Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Beach Service

SEASONAL

Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Beach Shack Pool Service

SEASONAL

Relax on a lounger at the Beach Shack's Pool. Order a delicious cocktail and bite from the Rusty Nail Pool Menu and soak up the sun as your enjoy this season's bestseller. Learn More

Pool Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Boot Camp

SEASONAL

Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? Our Beach Boot Camp sessions provides structured exercise in beautiful oceanside surroundings.

Beach Boot Camp Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Running, Biking, Walking

Being on vacation at the New Jersey shore means being outside as much as you can and there are lots of options to enjoy your workout in the fresh air while staying with us. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations for nearby hikes, nature walks and bike paths.

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Bird Watching

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous bird watching destinations and enthusiasts travel here from across the country to experience the wide variety of species that inhabit the area and pass through during migration. Check with Congress Hall's Concierge for tips on the best places to spot rare birds.
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Beach Shack
205 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located right across from the beautiful Cape May beach.

Complimentary On-Site Parking is provided for Beach Shack guests. One (1) space is available per occupied room.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia