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

Bringing your dog?

We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms available each night!

Dog Policies

To ensure that all of our guests enjoy their time at the Beach Shack, here are some rules we require when staying with your dog.

Dog Policies

For the safety of your dog and Beach Shack staff, please make sure that you hang the "Dog in Room" door hanger provided on your room doorknob. We suggest that you make arrangements with the front desk for you to remove your dog from the room when the housekeeper is cleaning to ensure the best results. You may be contacted via cell phone if any issues arise.

Want to head to dinner or to the beach for a couple of hours? No problem! Dogs may be left in the room unattended as long as they are not a disturbance to other guests. Please notify the front desk when you are leaving your dog in the guest room unattended. Dogs left in room must be in an owner-supplied crate. A cell phone number must be left at check in for us to contact you in case there is a problem while you are away. Your dog is welcome to join you at the Rusty Nail (in fact, we encourage it!). However, your dog must be on a leash and dogs are not to be left unattended in any public areas including balconies, parking lot, Rusty Nail, etc. Dogs are not allowed in the Beach Shack pool.

Please do not bathe your dog in the guest room tubs or showers. We ask that owners keep their dog under control as a courtesy to other guests. Should damages be discovered that would require additional cleaning or repairs, the guest is required to pay for said damages. If they are discovered following the guests departure, they are responsible for the damages. Should a pet create a disturbance which causes complaints from other occupants or hotel personnel, the guest may be asked to house their dog elsewhere for the remainder of their stay.

Walking Your Dog in Cape May

Dogs can be walked around town, however, they are not permitted on any beaches, the promenade or the Washington Street Mall. All waste must be bagged and disposed of properly. This city ordinance is strictly enforced.

Dog Reservations / Registration

We have a limited number of dog friendly rooms available each night and they can only be booked by calling 1877-SHACK-07. During the reservation process you should let the reservation agent know you will be traveling with a dog (1 medium dog, 50lbs or less per room), and wish to book the PAWS UP package. This way we can ensure we have a dog friendly room available. All dogs must be registered at the front desk upon arrival. If guest is found to have an unregistered dog in room, a $150 fine will be applied to room folio plus the nightly dog fee.

Book the PAWS UP! Dog Package

All guests traveling with a dog must book the PAWS UP! dog package. The package includes a $20 dining credit at Rusty Nail per day, Beach Shack dog leash, and the Beach Shack Dog Welcome Kit. While on the property we want to make sure your dog is just as comfortable as you are. The dog Welcome Kit includes:

- Use of Beach Shack dog bed
- Use of food and water bowls with floor mat
- "Dog in Room" door hanger
- Beach Shack disposable waste bags-3 per stay
- Beach Shack Frisbee-yours to keep!
- Plus a special dog treat

resort life

congress hall bike shop

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.
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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. Learn More

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

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. Learn More

Pool Service is 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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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.

Sea Spa

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

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

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 $15 per person. Children 12 & under are free. Tours can be paid for in the Market.

congress hall shuttle bus

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

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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.

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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