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The Beach Shack

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of The Beach Shack

The Beach Shack

3.0 star property
3-star beach hotel with restaurant, near Cape May Point State Park

8.6/10 Fabulous

439 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
205 W Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 08204

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Wildwood Boardwalk - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 14 min drive
  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 53 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 125 min drive


  • George's Place - 8 min walk
  • Y B - 9 min walk
  • The Blue Pig Tavern - 9 min walk
  • Tisha's Fine Dining - 9 min walk
  • Sapore Italian - 10 min walk

About this property

The Beach Shack

Situated by the ocean, The Beach Shack is a great choice for a stay in Cape May. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Rusty Nail, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 66 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Congress Hall - 200 Congress Pl

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Rusty Nail - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 25.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from June to September

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Beach Shack
Beach Shack Cape May
Beach Shack Hotel
Beach Shack Hotel Cape May
Shack Beach
The Beach Shack Hotel
The Beach Shack Cape May
The Beach Shack Hotel Cape May

Frequently asked questions

Does The Beach Shack offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Beach Shack does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Beach Shack?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Beach Shack?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Beach Shack?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Beach Shack?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Beach Shack?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Beach Shack?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gateway 26 Casino (23-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Beach Shack and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and beach cabanas.
Are there restaurants at or near The Beach Shack?
Yes, Rusty Nail offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include George's Place (8-min walk), Y B (9-min walk), and The Blue Pig Tavern (9-min walk).
What's the area around The Beach Shack like?
The Beach Shack is located near Cape May Beach, just a short 8-minute walk from Washington Street Mall and 8 minutes' walk from George's Place. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Love this place
Vibrant, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved our stay at the Beach Shack! Great location with a view of the beach. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Friendly staff and a clean and comfortable room.
Jeanne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Conveniently located, and clean. However housekeeping never got to our 2nd floor end room by 4 pm. They nicely gave us more towels , etc. and we asked them to pass us by while we showered. We found 10:00 am too early for the loud party music broadcasted by the pool (which the rooms surround) … it does play all day. Considering that the pool was not yet open for the season - it was a bit much.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

eileen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We stay here every year and always have a pleasant stay. Great location, bedding and amenities.
Erik, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My sister & I had a great 5 days at the Beach shack. Everyone was very friendly & kind! Rooms were spacious & clean . We had room service daily & she did an excellent job. The only bad thing was the stairs we were on the 3rd floor & it was hard to take luggage up & down. The pool does need repair but overall a wonderful stay
Patricia, 4-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Six year staying at the Beach Shack, Bunk Shacks which we love! The service at the Rusty Nail was horrible. Ordered lunch for our three small kids and myself and wife for poolside and it took over 50 minutes and everything tasted horrible. After I waited about 20 minutes another patron went to place their order and was told of the approximate 45 minute wait, and left. I wish I was told upfront of the wait so I could’ve just went to Oceanview instead, but was too far into the wait. When I placed my order which I had on my phone (2 kids pizzas, a chicken caesar salad, and chicken tacos, not a super complicated order) the bartender just took my phone out of my hand without asking and imputed the order. Never mentioned the wait, handed the phone back and walked to her coworkers to talk about getting wasted last night. The kids pizzas weren’t even close to being cooked and we’re thrown away. Stay away from the Rusty Nail!
Wayne R, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nice stay!
Great overall trip with family. Site was clean and staff were friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Aaron, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jessica, 3-night trip
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