CAPE MAY POINT
The Borough of Cape May Point - just 192 acres in size and the smallest municipality in New Jersey - is a magical place.
Cape May Point was founded as “Sea Grove,” by Alexander Whilldin in 1875 and designated as a Borough in 1878. It has evolved from a bustling seaside resort with multiple hotels and other commercial properties to the serene, low key community we enjoy today. Famous residents included President Benjamin Harrison and retailer John Wanamaker, also a Co-Founder.
The Point retains its “destination” status for many reasons, including the millions of birds and butterflies that migrate across its borders annually. The world renowned Cape May Bird Observatory - located adjacent to Lake Lily - draws thousands of visitors annually to its walks and festivals.
There are 621 dwellings in Cape May Point, 226 permanent residents and 183 registered voters. The Borough’s population swells to approximately 3,600 around the July 4 Holiday.
The various Cape May Point community organizations host social, charitable and conservation programs year-round and are rich with opportunities for volunteers of all interests and abilities. We encourage all property owners and full and part-time residents to consider volunteering, supporting and participating in Cape May Point programs.