October in Cape May is gorgeous. The shore is quiet and cool. Crowds are few, but there’s still plenty to do. Packing for a Cape May summer trip is straight forward, but what should you bring for a fall visit? We’ve got some suggestions! Here is a comprehensive Cape May packing list so you know exactly what to bring with you this fall.


The Basics

Some of these items may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget at least one of them in the rush of getting out the door for vacation.

  • Driver’s License
  • Credit or Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Health Insurance cards
  • Auto insurance cards
  • Rental/Hotel Confirmation Information


Cape May Clothes

The right clothes can make or break a vacation. During the fall months, it’s typically cool and crisp. That being said, on warm fall days, the sun is quite strong. Did you pack a t-shirt? Do you have a few versatile sweaters? Comfortable footwear? Attire for dinners, dancing, etc.? There’s a lot to do in Cape May so make sure you have all the items you need. We suggest:

  • T-Shirts
  • Collared shirts and/or blouses
  • Long-sleeved dress or skirts
  • Jeans/corduroys
  • Dinner/theatre outfits
  • Light to medium-weight jacket
  • Sun Hat
  • Sneakers
  • Athletic wear


Toiletries and Essentials

We all have different products we can’t go without, so it’s a good idea to bring any item you typically use every day.

  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Brush/comb


Cape May Fall Time Beach Essentials

So, you’ve packed all the basics – now on to beach-specific items. You may not plan to sunbathe, it’s really too cold for that, but you can certainly spend a few relaxing afternoons on the beach taking in the scenery and enjoying the crisp sea air.

  • Beach tote
  • Beach blankets
  • Snacks
  • Sweatshirts


Other Miscellaneous Items

These items top most vacation packing lists. How many times do we leave for a trip without a phone charger or favorite book? Too many! These items may not be Cape May specific, but they’re important nonetheless.

  • Cords & chargers
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Notepad and pens


The Queen Victoria was recently voted “Best B&B in Cape May” for the 12th year in a row. We’re the perfect vacation spot, any time of year. We look forward to welcoming you soon.