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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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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 Hawaiian-themed atmosphere. 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 bowels, a Beach Shack frisbee, a special doggie treat and more.
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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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Life's a Beach

Available May through October

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*
  • Two Beach Sand Kits 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.

Endless Summer at the Shack

Available August 25th through October 31st, 2019

Savor summer a little longer at the Beach Shack and save. Enjoy a resort credit, late check out and more. Plus, kids eat free!

Just because the pages have turned on the calendar doesn’t mean the summer has to end. The days are still beautiful for touring historic Cape May, taking a bike ride to Beach Plum Farm, or indulging in a good book on the beach.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Up to 15% off Room Accommodations
  • $25 Resort Credit, per night*
  • 1pm Late Checkout**
  • Plus: Kids eat free! (If you choose to bring them)***
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*All meals and activities must be signed to your room for the resort credit to apply. No cash value.
**Late Check out does not apply to Friday and Saturday departures.
***Kids Eat Free: For every adult entrée or sandwich purchased off the regular Rusty Nail or Beach Shack Beach Menu, up to two children, age 12 & under, may eat free off the children's menu. Valid during lunch and dinner.

Shop, Sip and Spa at The Shack

Available September 9th through December 30th, 2019

Shop, Sip and Spa at the Shack with welcome cocktails, a shopping tote, discounts at Cape May's finest boutiques, a bakery dining credit and more.

Escape to Cape May with a few friends and indulge in a little retail therapy. Shop Cape May's unique boutiques while catching up with your crew. Pop in and out of the shops on Washington Street, and save a few hours for West End Garage. There's fifty stores under one roof — plus amazing coffee and pastries at the Beach Plum Farm Café and Bakery.

Your package includes:

  • Welcome Cocktails for Two from the Rusty Nail bar
  • Breakfast for Two in the Rusty Nail each morning ($30 credit per room night)*
  • A Shopping Tote
  • A shopping card providing 15% off your purchase at Tommy's Folly Boutique and several shops in Cape May, including Cash & Clive, Victorious, Galvanic, Queen May, Sweet Shop and more
  • $10 Credit for the Beach Plum Farm Bakery & Café at West End Garage
  • Plus: Save on a $200 Sea Spa Credit when purchased for $170 as a stay enhancement at time of booking.
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* All dining and cocktails must be signed to the room in order for the credit to be applied.

Rise, Shine and Relax at the Shack

Available Year Round

Whether it's a sunny summer morning or a brisk late sunrise in winter, there is nothing like waking up in picturesque Cape May.

Rise, Shine and Relax at the Shack

Relax by the pool in the summer, or enjoy shopping along the historic streets when the air starts to cool. Any time of year is the perfect time of year by the beautiful sea in Cape May.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Breakfast dining credit at The Rusty Nail ($20 per room night)*
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*Meals must be charged to the room for the credit to be applied.

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.

While You're Here

resort life

Sea Spa

Head over to Congress Hall and enjoy the services of The Sea Spa, 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.

Beach Shack Pool Service


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.

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

Beach Service


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.

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

congress hall fitness room treadmills and elliptical machine

Fitness Room

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.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

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 features state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment and is available for use at any point during your stay.

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

Beach Plum Farm Tour

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. Learn More.

Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Guided Excursions


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. View Excursions

A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

Shuttle Service


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.

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

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.

Children's Programming

From the excitement of our Summer Carnivals to the whimsy of our Winter Wonderland, Cape Resorts has magical events the young and young-at-heart can enjoy year-round. Check out our Events Calendar for a listing of upcoming events and activities.

A selection of Children's Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

Congress Hall
Bike Shop


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.

Beach Boot Camp


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.



There’s nothing better than starting your day with a yoga class. Whether on Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn or down on the beach, the combination of an expert instructor and the beautiful setting create one of the best yoga experiences you’ll find anywhere.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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.

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