Activities in Cape May

Location Beach Avenue
Cape May

Age Interest All ages

General Info

The promenade is dog-friendly off season

Cape May Promenade

People running on the Cape May Promenade

Cape May’s promenade runs parallel to Beach Avenue and stretches for nearly two miles, taking you on a scenic walk or run past Cape May’s beaches. Though it’s sometimes referred to as a boardwalk, our promenade is actually paved (the last wooden boardwalk was destroyed in the 1962 nor’easter).

The promenade is your gateway to the beach and unparalleled views of the ocean. There are a handful of businesses along the way, including candy stores, arcades, and ice cream.


  • You don’t need a beach tag to access the promenade. It’s open to the public
  • There are access ramps
  • Public restrooms are located along the promenade approximately every half mile
  • There are plenty of benches
  • The promenade is lighted in the evening
  • The covered Sunset Pavilion overlooks the Cove beach and is a popular location for weddings.


  • From May 1 – October 31, bicycles, roller skates, and in-line skates are only allowed on the promenade from 4am to 10am
  • Dogs are permitted during the months of November, December, January, February and March
  • Stay hydrated, but alcoholic beverages are not permitted