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Neighborhood Spotlight: Beesley’s Point Beach, NJ

You’ll find the quaint area of Beesley’s Point Beach nestled on Peck Bay, across from Ocean City, in Marmora, New Jersey. It is located in Cape May County. A landowner named John Beesley owned a large parcel of land in the area in the 1700s. Beesley’s Point was a popular destination spot in the 1900s thanks to an amusement park located there at the time.


Where to Eat and Drink

Don’t forget to eat when you’re enjoying the beach. Take a break and grab a bite at one of these nearby restaurants.

Tuckahoe Inn This casual family-owned restaurant on the waterfront has been serving guests since 1963. The menu includes pasta dishes, burgers, seafood, and more, and it’s a good idea to make reservations. There are also live music events several nights a week.

Village KitchenFor over 40 years, Village Kitchen has offered delicious breakfast and lunch classics as well as a few creative choices. The family-friendly environment welcomes everyone and encourages you to relax and enjoy fluffy pancakes, cheesesteaks, or tasty homemade soups.

The Crab TrapThis seafood restaurant is a favorite of many locals and tourists thanks to its fabulous cuisine. It is on the grounds of the Somerset Plantation and was originally a bar with dirt floors known as Maenner’s Cafe. Jack Wallace bought the property in 1967 and turned it into the full-service establishment that it is today.

Yesterday’s Creekside TavernThis local sports bar has been an area staple since 1976 and recently experienced renovations under new management. The decor honors legends and iconic moments from Philadelphia sports and is a popular go-to spot for locals.


Where to Shop

Need a break from the sand, sun, and surf? Take a stroll and scratch your shopping itch.

Village AntiquesThis relatively new antique shop features furniture and items from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The owner views antique shopping as more than just an opportunity to buy something — it’s an educational experience. They’re happy to offer tips on what to look for when selecting an antique item and how to tell if it’s authentic or a replica.

The Tulle Shed If you love anything to do with crafting or sewing, check out this charming small business to stock up on yarn, tulle, and other supplies. It’s a great way to get some inspiration for your next project or pick up a few items to get crafty in your beach chair as you soak up the sun.

Surfside Casual Furniture — Are you ready to make a few changes at home? Surfside is the place to go in the Cape-Atlantic area, offering custom furniture, decor, lighting, and design services. It is the largest store of its kind in the area and offers a broad selection of options to help you get exactly what you want inside or outside your home.


Make the Most of Your Visit to Beesley’s Point Beach,  NJ

You don’t need a beach tag for Beesley’s Point. There is an available restroom, nearby parking (no motor vehicles allowed on the beach), and lifeguards on duty from 10 am to 5 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, lifeguards remain on duty until 5:30 pm.

Feel free to use boogie boards and rafts, but if a lifeguard tells you it’s time to put it away, make sure to listen. Also, if you want to bring Fido with you for the summer fun, sorry, there are no dogs allowed between March 15th and September 15th.

Fires, alcohol, and parties are no-nos, but you’ll find plenty of entertainment options nearby. The Ocean City Boardwalk is across the bay, and the Cape May Zoo is a quick 25-minute drive.


Other options are:

Mad Beach Jet Ski Rental and Beesley’s Point Sea DooPurchase or rent a jet ski for some fun in the waves. These establishments also offer changing rooms, free parking, showers, and a relaxing picnic spot to enjoy lunch or a few snacks (which you can purchase at their snack shed).

Bee Mindful Yoga and Meditation Space If you’re not heading to the beach for adventure, why not try some meditation and relaxation, instead? This local yoga studio and mindfulness retreat offers a variety of classes and opportunities to help you find your inner peace.

Point Sailing SchoolEnjoy the ocean aboard a sailboat and learn the ins and outs of navigating the waves and wind. Whether you’re an expert sailor or a beginner, Point Sailing School offers classes for all experience levels, including private lessons for all ages. The school also hosts weekly camps for ages 8 to 18.



Get information about Beesley’s Point Beach, visiting tips, and more by visiting the Upper Township Beach Patrol. Enjoy time exploring, playing, and unwinding in the surf, sand, and sun!

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