West Cape May

West Cape May

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The rural, residential community of West Cape May lends itself to a modern Victorian charm. Several uniquely restored bed and breakfast's, restaurants and boutiques attract visitors year round to this sleepy hamlet.

Still a productive farming region, many farm markets can be found throughout the community.

Wilbraham Park hosts various events throughout the year and is home to the famous "Lima Bean Festival," held every October.

West Cape May is a Walsh Act borough in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

West Cape May was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1884, from portions of Lower Township, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on April 11, 1890, and again on May 4, 1897. The borough's name derives from Cape May, which was named for 1620 Dutch captain named Cornelius Jacobsen May who explored and charted the area between 1611–1614, and established a claim for the province of New Netherland.