Cape May, New Jersey - Geography

Geography

Cape May city is located at 38°56′27″N 74°54′12″W / 38.940782°N 74.903198°W / 38.940782; -74.903198 (38.940782,-74.903198). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 2.743 square miles (7.103 km2), of which, 2.404 square miles (6.226 km2) of it is land and 0.339 square miles (0.877 km2) of it (12.35%) is water. Cape May is generally low-lying; its highest point, at the intersection of Washington and Jackson Streets, is a mere 14 feet above sea level.

Cape May borders West Cape May Borough, Lower Township, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Delaware Bay. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry provides transportation across the Delaware Bay to Lewes, Delaware.

Cape May Harbor, which borders Lower Township and nearby Wildwood Crest allows fishing vessels to enter from the Atlantic Ocean, was created as of 1991, after years of dredging completed the harbor which covers 500 acres (200 ha). Cape May Harbor Fest celebrates life in and around the harbor, with the 2011 event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the harbor's creation.

Cape May is the southernmost point in New Jersey.

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