Cape May

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Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. One of America's oldest vacation resort destinations; its population fluctuates between 3,600 and 50,000 visitors between winter and summer. The entire city of Cape May is designated the Cape May Historic District, a National Historic Landmark due to its concentration of Victorian buildings.

With a rich history, award-winning beaches, designation as a top birdwatching location, and many examples of Victorian architecture, Cape May is a seaside resort drawing visitors from around the world including marathon swimmers who compete in the annual Cape Circumnavigation Challenge. Cape May was recognized as one of America's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel and its beach was ranked fifth in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.

Open Water Swimming Events

Cape May is site of C3 or the Cape Circumnavigation Challenge, a 15.1-mile circumnavigation marathon swim organized by Jason Malick and sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association

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