200 CONGRESS PLACE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(609) 884-6542

Pool & Beach Service

VOTED #1 BEST BEACH IN USA BY FAMILY VACATION CRITIC

Since you've come for relaxation, our friendly staff will help you to set up complimentary use of loungers, umbrellas, and towels. For the ultimate experience in relaxation, rent one of our beach tents and learn first hand just how good a perfect day at the beach can feel. Whether a day with a good book or playing in the sand with the kids is your plan, we have everything you need to enjoy your day in the sun ( or shade if you prefer).
When you get thirsty, we'll bring you a bottle of ice-cold water. Order a tall iced lemonade or a refreshing fruit smoothie for the perfect summertime treat. Building sandcastles can always work up an appetite, so order from our delicious lunch menu, made fresh and delivered right to your beach chair. Since our beach tents have a reputation in relaxation, they are very popular and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Private Beach Tent Rentals Include: Two lounge chairs, Plush beach towels, A cooler filled with water, soda, and iced tea (Congress Hall and Virginia Beach Tents Only), A table, Food service
Private beach tents are now available! Please reserve beach tents at the front desk or you can inquire about one online. Online requests does not guarantee a reservation unless you receive an email with the reservation information. At the beach entrance, all guests are required to purchase a beach tag.
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Cape May Beach Tags

Beach tags are required for all persons 12 years of age and over on all city beaches from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

2019 Beach Tag Rates*

Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend

Seasonal $28.00
Weekly (Saturday - Saturday) $18.00
Three Day $12.00
Daily $ 6.00

Tags are available for purchase at all beach entrances.

*Rates are subject to change.

Reserve A Beach Tent

Cape Resorts guests are encouraged to contact our Concierge Desk before arrival to reserve a beach tent.
Non-guests may inquire about any remaining availability in the morning of the desired reservation date.

Email Us Call us: (609) 884-6542

Beach Tent reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from our Concierge team.

CONGRESS HALL / VIRGINIA HOTEL

May 1st – June 13th, 2019: $100 full day (8am-6pm)
June 14th – September 1st, 2019: $125 full day (8am-6pm)
September 2nd – October 13th, 2019: $100 full day (8am-6pm)

Half day rentals based upon availability on the day of request only. See the front desk or beach staff.

BEACH SHACK

May 1st – June 13th, 2019: $65 full day (8am-6pm); no half days
June 14th – September 1st, 2019: $90 full day (8am-6pm); no half days
September 2nd – October 13th, 2019: $65 full day (8am-6pm); no half days

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made by 5:00 pm the day before reservation
No shows are charged for reservation
Cancellations for inclement weather (rain) must be made by 10:00 am on the day of the reservation




Beach rules

The beaches in front of our properties are public and are shared with our neighbors and friends. As a result, please take note of the following rules so that everyone may enjoy a wonderful day by the ocean.

Beach Tags

Beach tags are required for all persons 12 years of age and over on all city beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See more details.

A Place in the Sun

Our attendants will set up your chairs, umbrellas and towels once most members of your party arrive on the beach and are ready to occupy their chairs. Attendants are not permitted to preset beach set-ups—so please don’t ask them to (however nicely you do it.) Beach attendants will arrange set-ups on a first-come, first-served basis, once guests are present. This applies to families, multiple families and groups. Please do not put the staff in an awkward situation. We hope that you trust us to try to accommodate your needs while respecting the public aspect of our beautiful beach.

Empty Nesters

Please notify our attendants if you intend to be away from your chairs for more than 15 minutes. They will happily collect your chairs and umbrellas and will reset them upon your return.

Refreshment

Alcohol is not permitted on the beaches of Cape May. We do, however, have a selection of sodas, fruity beverages and water. Alcohol is available at The Rusty Nail and Congress Hall’s pool bar. Alcohol may not be taken off the premises.

Tipping

There is no longer an automatic 18% service charge added to the pool and beach checks, so please don’t forget to recognize the hard work of our servers and attendants.