Shopping in Cape May

Cape May is home to the Washington Street Mall, an outdoor walking mall spanning three blocks, with brick pathways, decorative fountains, and wooden benches surrounding garden planters. Shopping in Cape May is basically concentrated on the mall, the Washington Commons, Carpenter’s Square Mall (located behind the Washington Street Mall on Carpenter’s Lane), the beachfront, and West Cape May, primarily where West Perry Street meets Park Boulevard.


Featured Cape May Shops

BEACHLOVE - Beautiful women's clothes, accessories, home decor, gifts and small batch owner-made candles on the Washington Street Mall in the Heart… ... Read more »
Arden’s Kids - Lynn Arden’s has moved! We are now reopened as ARDEN’S KIDS located by the horses in Washington Commons on Ocean… ... Read more »
Across the Way - We specialize in many unique gifts and items for the home. ... Read more »
Cape Atlantic Book Co - We are a full-service independent bookstore located in historic Victorian Cape May, New Jersey. ... Read more »
Store Hours in Cape May
Store Hours

All of the shops in Cape May are independently owned and operated, so they open and close at their discretion.

From mid-June to Labor Day, most stores are open 10am-10pm daily.

After Labor Day to late October, most are open from 10am-5pm with longer hours on Friday and Saturday.

Some stores are seasonal and close for the winter or are open only on weekends.

Shopping locations in Cape May
Locations

The majority of Cape May's shops can be found in these locations:

  • Washington Street Mall
  • Washington Commons
  • Carpenters Square Mall
  • West End Garage (West Cape May)
  • Beachfront near Convention Hall and near Jackson Street
  • Sunset Beach
Parking in Cape May
Parking

There is metered parking available along Carpenters Lane and Mansion Street/Lyle Lane during the summer, which puts you within walking distance to the Washington Street Mall, Washington Commons, and Carpenters Lane.

Meters in the mall area are active April 1 - December 31.

Parking in West Cape May is always free.