Free and abundant parking is available and handicap spots are up close to the building and to the lighthouse. Visiting the park is FREE but if you want to go inside the lighthouse and climb to the top, you will have to pay an admission fee.
The lighthouse was built in 1859 and is still a working & functioning lighthouse. If you are in great shape and can handle a lot of walking...you can try to climb the 199 steps to the top. Once you are up there, you will get the best views of Cape May, the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay and all of the surrounding area. Trust me...if you can do it, I highly recommend it!
At the very bottom of the lighthouse is a very small gift shop. You can buy your souvenirs in there along with some bottled water and candy treats. I do need to caution you, I found their souvenir selections to be very limited and a little bit on the pricey side.
|Seashell Display - Educational Building|
The Cape May Lighthouse is within a short driving distance from Ocean City, Avalon, Stone Harbor and Wildwood in New Jersey. If you are going to be visiting any of the southern jersey shore locations, I highly recommend that you pay them a visit!