Eco-tourism and Nature | NJ Southern Shore

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Eco-tourism and Nature

New Jersey’s Southern Shore offers a bounty of attractions that provide entertainment, excitement and education rolled into one getaway. It is a perfect vacation place where the extraordinary beauty and wonder of mother nature’s attractions combine to provide a getaway limited only by imagination.

Birdcalls in the wild, dolphins splashing through the ocean waves and waterfowl sounds echoing in the marshland—from an up close and personal look at wildlife to outdoor recreational activities, the wonderful world of nature can be discovered at every shore point and wooded acre in the region.

With 30 miles of beachfront, 42 miles of bayfront coastline and thousands of acres of marshy wetlands and thick forest areas, Cape May and Cumberland counties are a natural stopover for more than 120 different species of birds.

A variety of ecological wonders, especially in wildlife management areas, provide perfect outings for visitors who want to explore the natural beauty of NJ’s Southern Shore.




The Nature Center of Cape May
The award-winning Nature Center of Cape May offers a world of natural wonders awaiting discovery. Throughout the year they offer a wide range of activities including harbor safaris, guided kayaking trips, biking tours, gardening programs, family hikes, beach explorations... Read more...

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people... Read more...


The Wetlands Institute 
Come discover why The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor, NJ is "The Natural Place Where Learning is Fun!" At the Wetlands Institute, we promote the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems by providing a fun and educational experience for families, school groups and vacationers of all ages... Read more...