There’s nothing like October in Cape May. At The Queen Victoria, we call this time of year local summer because the weather is pleasant, crowds have dissipated, and there’s still plenty to enjoy.


Cape May Beaches

For example, Cape May beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re practically empty this time of year. Although it’s a little too cold to swim, it’s absolutely warm enough to lounge on the sand in a comfy sweatshirt, picnic, take a brisk walk, paint, or simply read a good book.


Cape May Shopping

You can also take advantage of local summer and peruse shops that are typically swamped with customers. Cape May boutiques offer many items perfect for the upcoming season of giving. But don’t overlook The Queen Victoria gift shop! Guests are regularly delighted by our selection of merchandise. Each item is handpicked and carefully selected. Some items you may like are:

  • The Queen Victoria Cookbook. The Queen Victoria Cookbook offers nearly eighty recipes, ideal for easy and elegant entertaining. It includes a wide selection of sweet and savory treats, many of which are served at the Inn. Our original cookbook was published in 1992, with over 15,000 copies sold. In 2009, we published a new full-color edition that makes a wonderful addition to your kitchen library or an excellent gift.
  • The Queen Victoria Tapestry Afghan. Snuggle up on cool October nights with this 100% cotton afghan custom-designed by Riddle and Cockrell. On it, you’ll find woven renderings of The Queen Victoria, Prince Albert Hall, Queen’s Hotel, Queen’s Cottage, and the Cape May Point Lighthouse. This throw is a great way to commemorate your visit.
  • Another item perfect for autumn is our Queen Victoria robe. If you enjoyed this cozy robe, you’ll be thrilled to know you can pick one up in our gift shop. Shower stylishly at home in these luxurious robes.


Cape May Birding

Lastly, birding in October in Cape May is spectacular. It’s a fun and easy way to learn about birds, their migration patterns, behaviors, songs, and more. It’s a wonderful activity for people of all ages and skill levels. Make it a rigorous hike, or leisurely outing. You may spot Heron, Egret, Laughing Gulls, Scarlet Tanger, Prothonotary Warblers, Yellow Warblers, Osprey, and more!

At The Queen Victoria, we provide a lodging experience unlike any other. With each room a little different from next, there’s always something new to enjoy. We offer delicious breakfast and afternoon tea, plus a number of other excellent amenities. Read what guests said about their recent stays.