26 Parks near West Cape May, New Jersey
Jun 2016 - $54.00
We stayed for 3 nights in a quiet, almost level spot. There were two nice playgrounds - one for younger and one for older children. Watch out for the 'fun' teacup. Nice laundry area - four washers, four dryers. No pool and beach was at least a mile from our campsite. Neighbors were nice and not too loud. Campfire wood was available for purchase, but fire rings were absent - just make your fire on the ground wherever, and clean up when you leave. - Forrest Woods
Sep 2014 - $54.00
Only a "9" simply because, and surprising, no pool. Yes, it is near the ocean, but I prefer a pool. And on a 90+ degree weekend with equal humidity, a pool would have made it so much better. BUT: Upon arrival, lady in the office was friendly. (cash Only...no plastic) and the site was big enough, and flat. Grass. Clean. Hooking up to 50 amp, not many campgrounds have that good power. Great. Using 2 a/c and microwave and electric water heater, my cheapie plug-in voltmeter needle hardly moved. Their 5 MPH limit and stop signs on the access road in and out were, IMO ridiculous, but there it is. Clean, well organized and, except for the lack of a pool, absolutely first class. Would stay here again. - jerseyjim
Jul 2014 - $53.00
It was our first time staying at this park and in Cape May. The restrooms were immaculate and showers very nice. The showers were roomy and well planned. The dressing area was dry, which is unusual in a campground shower stall. Laundry area had too few machines and broken ones but otherwise nice. One of the reasons we chose this place is because it advertises Wi-Fi but upon trying to log in with the password given we were unable to connect. They said it was because we weren't close enough to the office. When standing in the office we tried and still could not connect. Then they told my daughter that "well, it was free anyway so you can't complain if it doesn't work." The sites are cramped together, so much so you can look directly into the camper next to you. The advantage is the proximity to West Cape May and the shops. We weren't impressed with the downtown area though and found it crowded and shops very pricey. The beach charges $6 per person or you don't step in the sand. The campground also does not have a camp store (although there are a few within a mile or so), and doesn't provide you with a fire ring. We won't be returning to The Depot Travel Park or West Cape May. It was a disappointing stop. - Tooder
Aug 2004 - $43.00
We were very disappointed. Upon arriving noticed the staff was a tad "moody" and it didn't improve during our 2 week stay. Poison ivy was all over our site though we were told it was the most desirable site in the campground. The camp store was nothing but bare shelves and requesting change or pretty much any service was frowned upon. Few activities for the kids. The pool was okay. They seemed to cater to more seasonal residents. When we drove through the grounds to get to our site it never failed that kids and adults alike would yell for us to slow down even though we were doing the 5 mile per hour limit. Very disappointed in the lack of friendliness and customer service. - Cynthia777
Jul 2004 - $46.00
I've checked out MANY if not most Cape May campgrounds and this one is by far, my favorite. It is true what the previous poster said about a lot of seasonals and I've been yelled at by a cranky old woman in a seasonal for going 5mph, but this is still a great campground for the following reasons. Normally, I don't like the seasonal type places but that's because usually the seasonals seem run down and more like a homeless shelter but this one has beautiful newer mobile homes for the seasonals that I guess you buy or rent there. So it's a big step up from the run-down "lake lurie" seasonal homeless shelter up the road a 1/2 mile. The second reason I like it is the FRIENDLY seasonal families we've met there. Decent people with kids and they use this place as their SUMMER homes NOT their only 'home' they own. Third, they DO have great summer activities for the kids -- the director is a seasonal mom that stays with her family here all summer. We went for "Christmas in July weekend" and the kids made Christmas decoration crafts, played games, went on a hay ride, got a present from SANTA himself! We couldn't ask for a better time! The seasonal activities, being run by a mom that lives there, seem to be way better and more involved than most campgrounds that have a park employee doing the minimal possible activities. Fourth, the entire campground is immacculate and most sites are wooded and fairly private -- maybe slightly small but the abundance of trees and privacy make up for the slightly tight squeeze on some lots. The sites are a lot more private and nicer than those at Holly Shores down the road and, as small as they are, they are still bigger than those at Holly Shores. Fifth, the bathrooms are the cleanest you'll find outside of Fort Wilderness. Okay, they are closed for cleaning sometimes at inconvenient hours, but at least they are cleaned several times a day. Sixth, this campground is just a couple miles to downtown Cape May and the beach. Not a bad ride at all unlike some campgrounds that are 15-plus miles from Cape May but still bill themselves as a "Cape May Campground" like Big Timber Lake. Seventh, the game room, ice cream/snack shop, and gift shop were all clean, fun, and reasonably priced and I found all the employees friendly. Ninth, even when it's full, the winding roads and open spaces never make it seem crowded. One downside to it was the pool seemed to smell and the water was a little 'slimy' -- the kids had fun, it seemed clean but something was wrong with the water when we were there I think. Maybe not enough chlorine? I don't know. Despite that, this is still the only place in Cape May that I will even CONSIDER camping at. - jimsimm
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Lake Laurie is now Cape May KOA. An older cg, mainly built for small RVs and tenters, now, as a KOA, has built a entire new area for pull-thrus and back-ins for big rigs. Pretty good 50 AMP, not the best, but good. My cheapie plug in volt meter showed low when both roof a/c units were on (mid 90's) so I used propane for my water heater. Not a biggie. The new area sites are large and level. Nice pool, nice lake. Honey wagon is free and will pump your tanks whenever you want. Very friendly staff. Will return. - jerseyjim
Oct 2015 - $19.00
We stayed in a brand new section of the campground. Our site was level and well kept. At the time we were there, there were 3 of us in the whole section. We moved from our assigned site right next to another camper to a site further down, so that there was space around us. We liked it there, and found it very convenient to Cape May. We had an odd encounter. We arrived after the office closed and when we left the next morning, we were asked to sign a waiver for them to use photographed images of us. Really? We were leaving and no one on staff had been around all of our short stay, much less taken our picture. It seemed an unnecessary piece of bureaucracy. - ShoreXplorers
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Lot # 364 is too small for a large RV. We have a 35ft class A. We did not have much room to park our car. Water hook-up is on wrong side. It took two hoses to hook-up. Lot is uneven and floods when it rains. Lot is dirt and not gravel. - Faye J
Sep 2016 - $44.00
This is a clean park with a lot of shaded sites. The staff was friendly. The bathrooms were clean, BUT you have to pay $ .25 to take a 10 minute shower. Also, the last time I went in, everything was wet - walls, benches, & floors - like they had sprayed the whole place down with a hose. I couldn't hang my dry clothes on any hooks or over the wall or they would get wet. Couldn't sit down or set anything on the bench without getting wet. Also, there is no grass! The whole place is rock or asphalt, which makes it very difficult for dog owners. The camp store is pretty big and has a lot of essentials. When you check in, they give you lots of maps, coupons, etc., with info on things to do. - Capt.Deb
Jul 2016 - $68.00
We stayed here the July 4th weekend with 4 adults and 2 children. Sites are very tight but we were able to get out three slides out. We could not open the slide awing as a tree was in the way. There is adequate shade in most sites but this campground is packed! If you like a lot of activity, kids, etc. then you will be OK here. We enjoyed ourselves. It is about 5 miles from the beach but go early as parking is a challenge. Our fire ring was busted up and we could not use it to cook on. We have to buy a small charcoal grill. Our site had a cement pad with a picnic table which was nice. We would stay here again but ask for a slightly larger site. - Karen Rick
May 2016 - $44.00
This is a great park. Many lots have seasonal people who spend half time here and half time in Florida. Lots are pretty close together. All paved and rock. No muddy feet from our dog even though it rained a lot. Great workout room and heated pool with a special kids pool. New covered dual slide just went in at their lake. It felt so spacious until the weekend came and lots of people made the real size of each site a reality. You will have the most room if you can stay in the Q section. Very nice staff. Very close to beach and Cape May shopping mall. - User3274
Oct 2015 - $40.00
We stayed in a 31' Class C motorhome over Columbus Day weekend. The sites are VERY narrow and you are VERY close to neighbors. The resort advertised a hayride and other Halloween events. It became an excuse for chaos and madness all weekend, including some nut running around with a chainsaw to scare the "hayride." Roaming bands of unsupervised (loud) kids on skateboards and bikes. They do not enforce campground quiet hours. No management. - James DeMonquay
Sep 2015 - $47.00
It is a tight space but was fine. I was able to get my 39' motorhome in the lot OK but to get to the lot it was very tight. The guy there was very helpful. Was there on Harley weekend which I didn't know but was very quiet still. Lots of tall trees and the acorns were starting to fall. Wish they included WiFi, which was the only down side. - countryshooter
Aug 2015 - $93.00
The service of the workers is excellent, but management is rude and disrespectful to camping guests. They claim to be dog friendly, but that is only if you have a dog that doesn't bark or like to play with other dogs. The owners are very unfriendly and do not act professional. I was a repeat customer who will not be returning. The campsites are very tiny and there is no privacy between campers. While it is convenient, its not worth the money and lack of professionalism. - Kelly M
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Yes, some of the roads and sites are tight to get into. We had a 31' class C with a toad and had no trouble, and we were in the back section. Tip...in that section, the number signs pull out of the ground to make it easier. As far as the kids driving golf carts, no more than anywhere else. That's it for the "bad", if you want to call it that.
The place is awesome. The sites in the back section are huge and wooded. Super clean, staff and seasonals very friendly. They cater to everyone, not just their seasonals. The pictures on their website doesn't do them justice. The beach area is huge. Kayak/canoe rentals are very reasonably priced. Lots to do at the campground, but lots of attractions a few minutes away also. Store has the essentials, but not many souvenirs, which was kind of a disappointment. Nice snack bar and ice cream shop on the beach. Plenty of parking near the pool/beach area, but it was nice renting a golf cart. - Mike Jh
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Way way over priced! Checking in was a "Chinese fire drill". Finally found the site, roads are tight. Sewer was too far away, hose would not reach, site was not level, and lots of mud. They have the "old fashioned" cable box they give you after a big deposit. It would not work with my 12 volt 2017 TV. Many many kids here driving around and around in golf carts. This place is like an insane asylum! If you come, bring lots of alcohol, you'll need it. I can't believe that there are that many people that come here more than once! Masochists? - dewbon1
May 2016 - $46.00
We enjoyed our stay at Beachcomber. We decided to go last minute for a "shake down" trip on our new diesel pusher. We were so happy we chose to stay at Beachcomber. The sites are a bit tricky to back into, if you do not know what your doing. I drive professionally for a living, so it was nothing out of the norm for me. They will help you back in. Only complaint was they charge you refundable security deposits for your gate card as well as the cable box needed. Bathrooms were average. We will certainly stay again. We camped at Beachcomber in a Motorhome. - Chieftain1986
Aug 2015 - $42.00
This is a great campground, located very strategically for visiting the best shore points. The staff are very efficient and professional, the facilities are clean and very well kept, the sites are pretty spacious. Our site had 4 small pieces of litter but we had arrived early so I expect they would have been cleaned up otherwise.
Seasonal campers definitely dominate the population, and Canadian campers make up a large portion of the transient population; everyone we met was friendly.
The pools are co-located and had a life guard for both. There were many families and the kids all behaved appropriately with plenty of room for our kids to play.
The roads were a bit narrow, but that meant there is plenty of tree cover.
The green head flies from the nearby marsh could be a real pain, but only affected us one day. Apparently this depends on the wind direction.
The marshlands that surround both of the camp locations have greater bird watching opportunities.
We checked out another local mega-campground; it had more amenities but it was too big for us to be sure we knew where are kids would be. It had a lot of golf carts for permanent sites which is a turn off as well. We saw no carts at Nummy.
The bathrooms at King Nummy were exceptionally clean. They charge 25 cents for a 5 minute shower which was plenty of time for me. A quick rinse shower is in the bath house but you have to hold the handle.
We will go to King Nummy again. - ArEfBee
Jun 2015 - $44.00
This is a great park. Full hookups, clean and not overcrowded ! The location is perfect... you're less than 20 minutes from Cape May, Wildwood Stone Harbor. The park itself is very family oriented with lots of friendly people. The location might lend to biting bugs at times given conditions but this came and went. I really appreciated the clean bathrooms / I don't mind feeding quarters into a shower meter if the bathrooms are clean! - Jim and Ben
Aug 2014 - $44.00
This a great family run campground. From the time you stop in the office to register to the time you leave you can be sure that the owners will be there for your every need or to take care of any problems you may have. From their well stocked store, great swimming pools and clean bath and showers. Weather you are one of the seasonal residents or just there for a week or two rest assure you will have good time. This was the host site for the Annual King Nummy Trail Horseshoe Tour. for 20 years. All of the campers and participants want to Say THANK YOU to all those who helped for your support of this event each year. See you all soon. From the Back Yard Boys - skiphen
Jul 2011 - $62.00
Very nice campground. The sites were large and shaded, on sandy soil. There are lots of seasonal sites but we were not near them so that was nice. The bathhouses are basic, but clean and very large. The pools are wonderful. One for playing games (volleyball) and one for relaxing (has a 1ft kiddie pool at the end). Only thing is that they close the pool at 7pm. Could have been until 9pm at least. The Wi-Fi is located at the game room and is perfect for checking emails and what not. Campground is close to grocerys and Wal-Mart and other stores. Also close to Wildwood beach. However there is a tremendous amount of traffic to reach the beach, we spent a lot of time stopped at red lights! Staff was friendly, park is very secure, with gate cards necessary to enter. Our kids could ride their bikes freely until 8pm as cars do not go fast in the campground, we very much appreciated that. Overall very nice campground, good price, close to beach, wonderful pool. - Mellybelly
Jul 2011 - $62.00
Where to start? When we first booked, I was a little nervous because there have not been any recent reviews. Were my concerns warnted? Half and half. We had friendly service from the moment we booked till the time we left. We did arrive way before check in and we were not charged for that. There are 2 fishing ponds but not easily accessable. They are surrounded by seasonals, tall grass and a lot of bugs due to the stagnet water. There are also 2 pools, one has a 1ft. Kiddie pool which was nice. The hours to the pool were only from 11am - 7pm - didnt make sense since office was open till 10pm. There were no kid activities which we knew when booking. There were a lot of horse flies and the bugs were bad. We were not able to eat outside at all during the week. Like previous reviews, there are a lot of seasonals. We happened to be placed in between several of them. Many will walk right though your site (under your awning) as they feel a sence of ownership due to being a seasonal. We did not use the bathhouses but I did take a quick look inside. Looked clean and primative, nothing fancy. This campground is about 15mins. from the Wildwood beach. If we come to the area again, we will not stay here again unless we are on a very tight budget. They are cheaper than most campgrounds in the area and give the 7th night free. Our site flooded when we got a good rain. site was mostly sand with a little bit of gravel. Site was also well shadded. Just too many seasonals and not being able to use the fishing ponds and limited pool hours were not working for us. - mommabair
Jul 2007 - $45.00
As others have stated, there are FAR too many shanty style seasonal sites. We even saw a few pop-ups with additions and enclosed porches attached (yes, pop-ups). That being said, the store and game room were nice and clean, the pool and grounds in general were clean and well landscaped. If they did something to help clean up the folks that built second homes onto their campers they would have a very nice campground! We will be looking to stay elsewhere next year when we go to Wildwood, this campground was just too much like a trailer park for our tastes. - P.JDiesel
Aug 2013 - $48.00
We make an annual visit to Shellbay Campground and are never disappointed. The bathrooms and showers ($.25/4 min) were clean and uncrowded. The pool and hot tub were clean and refreshing. This is truly a family friendly campground. My children always meet new friends at the pool. They enjoy biking around the paved roads. They also enjoy the activities offered at the campground: Bingo Night, Sunday Church Services, the Cancer Fair (raise money for research), etc. I have been coming every summer for 40+ years and it gets better each year. - dmaerz
Jun 2012 - $50.00
Pool was great, has water slide that kids loved, along with spa pool and kiddie pool. Playground was ok, was nice that they have toys to play in sand with. Also has basketball and tennis courts and bocce ball area. No scheduled activities. Mostly seasonals, but everyone was friendly and quiet. Roads were narrow (should be made one way streets in my opinion). Sites were nice and shady on sand/grass but were oddly positioned. - happytrails76
Aug 2011 - $45.00
Every time we come to Shellbay Campground, we expect to spend a lot of time at the beach and some time at the campground. However, we enjoyed the amenities at Shellbay so much, we spent most of our days there. The large pool is great with a kiddie pool, hot tub, slide, and plenty of space to lay out. The kids enjoy swimming and playing. They also enjoy the playground and just riding their bikes around the campground. A new addition this year is a community bike path 1/4 mile from the campground entrance. This paved path allowed us to ride our bikes 2.8 miles to the Camp May County Zoo. The staff at Shellbay are always friendly and seek to make your stay memorable and pleasant. We have been coming here for years and find the campground better each time we come. - dmaerz
May 2015 - $92.00
My family and I have been camping for over 18 years. We have been to over 10 or more different campgrounds around PA and NJ. I have two major complaints about this place. One is that the bathrooms were very dirty at all different times of the day, the floors were always wet and muddy and trash was all over the place. Second is that the manager walks around at 11:05 p.m. and tells everyone to turn OFF their radios. I have never experienced this at any other campground I have been to. I always thought that "quiet hours" were meant to be considerate and courteous towards other campers. Here, it seems that quiet hours mean time to go to bed. My wife and I were listening to music on our cell phone at a very low volume and the owner insisted that we turn it off altogether. One more thing to mention and think about before camping here is that the campground consisted of almost 80%-90% Mexican/Brazilian campers. There is a large tenting section in the back of the campground which the sites were right on top of each other. It was like "Tent City". To sum it up, the biggest negative of this campground is the manager walking around at 11:00 p.m. and telling people that it was basically time to go to bed.
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Jul 2011 - $60.00
This is one of the worst campgrounds that we have stayed at. The bathrooms were filthy. The sites are small. Very few full hook up sites and only a few water & electric with 30/50 amp. This campground is more for tent's or pop ups. You only could get Wi-Fi in the office or by the pool.This campground is loud and noisy. The store was fairly well stocked with almost everything you would need. That's the only good thing about this park. I definitely would not stay here again. - ty1spooky2
May 2008 - $51.00
Even though the staff was very friendly and accommodating, the campground was terrible. It was noisy all day and night, there is little privacy between campsites, and the children's playground is in need of repair. It was like camping in a parking lot with a few trees spread throughout. We could see every neighbor on every side with no seclusion. At night they had karaoke in the activity center, which was extremely loud and could be heard throughout the entire campground. There was no escape. On our way out of the campground we were held up in a line of traffic as some campers got into a fight with the gate attendant. Needless to say, we wouldn't return to the campground. - smdc