Sustainable Tourism in a Historical Town: Embracing Eco-Conscious Living in Cape May

How you can make the most of your experience in Cape May from a sustainable approach.

Americas, Beaches, Culture & History, Sustainable / Eco

Located on the southern part of the famous Jersey Shore is Cape May. It’s a picturesque, historical community that draws in plenty of visitors every year. Wherever you may travel to, there may be an opportunity to check out places you’ve never been to before – but from a sustainable approach. This guide will focus on eco-conscious living in Cape May including what it offers for tourists.

You can enjoy your time here while still being environmentally conscious. So let’s move right along and discuss how you can make the most of your experience in Cape May from a sustainable approach.

Educational tours for you and the whole family

There’s nothing quite like checking out what Cape May offers like an educational tour. Learn about the history of the town including its ecological history. This includes a visit to the historical Cape May Lighthouse. At the top are gorgeous views of where the Delaware Bay and the mighty Atlantic Ocean come together.

On a good day, it’s a breathtaking view like no other. After your trip to the lighthouse, you won’t have to go too far to check out Cape May Bird Observatory where you can learn about the numerous species of birds that live in the area.

Go to the beach of course

If you are bringing the entire family, there are plenty of things to do with kids in Cape May, New Jersey. One of them is going to the beach. There are plenty in and around the area where you can go swimming and have all kinds of fun playing volleyball or building sandcastles. As far as eco-conscious is concerned, it’s up to you to follow the best practices.

Bring water bottles that are not single-use plastic (i.e – regular water bottles). Instead, you can use reusable water bottles that you can purchase online or wherever sporting goods items are sold locally. Of course, hydration is important even on the hot summer days. But it’s always a good idea to use a water bottle made from recyclable and sustainable materials in order to prevent waste.

Self-exploration the sustainable way

So what’s the best way to explore Cape May in a sustainable, eco-friendly way? Two words: bike rides. Yes, the community has miles of biking paths where you and your family can explore. This includes the iconic Cape May Historic District, the Promenade, and even the bike paths that can take you to the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

You can explore the charming coastal community without ever having to travel from place to play by car. Plus, you and your family might be making a few stops along the path as well. It can be to the beach, the zoo, or a place where you all can grab a quick bite to eat. A self-exploration on your own time might just bring out the best experience for you and your family – and by bike just might be the best way.

Final Thoughts

Sustainable tourism is becoming a common thing for many travelers. Cape May could be one of the places that is setting the stage. If you are looking for a weekend getaway on the Jersey Shore, this could be the place. You’re away from the hustle and bustle of the cities of New York and Philadelphia – which can get quite noisy.

This gem of a place where two major bodies of water meet will be a bit more peaceful. If you want a place where you can be eco-conscious and still have a ton of fun, Cape May is the place to be.

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