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521 South Route 47

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Free
Hours vary seasonally

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Less than 1 hour Time to Spend

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One of the most unique attractions in the Cape May area is Jersey Shore Alpacas, a small farm located about 10 miles north in Green Creek, New Jersey. The farm is home to around 20 friendly alpacas, as well as a store where patrons can purchase clothing, capes, socks, sweaters, gloves and more items made from alpaca fleece.

Recent travelers provided virtually no complaints about the alpaca farm, reporting that they loved their experience interacting with the gentle animals. Many felt it was a great place to take kids, though visitors of all ages enjoyed the attraction.

The Jersey Shore Alpacas farm is open every Saturday March through December from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In July, the farm is also open on Thursday and Friday. If you visit during the farm's normal hours, admission is free of charge and you will also receive carrots to feed the alpacas. Donations are appreciated, and travelers can expect to spend around 30 to 45 minutes with the animals. Depending on the season, private appointments are offered for $25 to $30 per group (one to four people). Complimentary parking is available on the farm. To learn more, visit the Jersey Shore Alpacas website.

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For many travelers, the allure of Cape May has much to do with its plethora of spacious, white sand beaches. The entire Jersey Cape (which stretches through 10 communities) boasts 30 miles of shoreline, and Cape May itself offers up 2 1/2 miles' worth. Across the various beaches, vacationers can swim, skimboard, surf, fish, kayak and play volleyball in designated areas. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer and all of Cape May's beaches are family-friendly. Alcohol is prohibited at all times and dogs are only welcome on the sand between November and March. Metered parking can be found along the main strip and you may also find free parking on side streets. Restrooms are located at every half-mile, as are open-air showers to rinse off sand.

Recent beachgoers said Cape May's shores were clean and easy to access. Many noted the stretches of sand were especially picturesque at sunrise and sunset, and some even spotted dolphins during these times. To enjoy fewer crowds, a few travelers recommended Poverty Beach, though families preferred to stay on the main promenade for easier access to bathrooms, umbrella rentals and restaurants. Keep in mind that some visitors reported the surf could be a bit rough at times, which may be dangerous for young children.

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