Rhythm of the Sea

1123 Beach Avenue , Cape May, 08204-2628 USA (Show map)
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The only thing we overlook, is the ocean. Beach access is directly across Beach Avenue. We are the perfect Beach House. Our Craftsman-style Inn, circa 1915, includes many of the design features commonly associated with Craftsman homes: Bright, spacious rooms, open plan dining and living areas and an inglenook with a fireplace. Window benches to view the beach and beautiful natural wood floors. In keeping with the Arts and Crafts aesthetic we have decorated with furniture from the Stickley Company that is complemented by Mission-style lanterns and art pottery. Genuine hospitality and good food are served up daily. So, plan a trip soon. We can't wait to see you!



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Relaxing Getaway

5 on May 11, 2018

From a Thursday afternoon through a Saturday afternoon we enjoyed the Rhythm of the Sea. The food, the setting, the location, the ambiance is all wonderful. We will be returning.

Christmas at Cape May

4.6 on December 29, 2017

Rhythm of the Sea is a lovely B&B set away from the crowd. The town of Cape May is a story book with all the lights and cheerfulness of the Christmas season. We went for a horse & carriage ride, that was both romantic & informative of the beginnings of Cape May with history on some of the houses. Breakfast was a highlight. I love being waited on in such a beautiful manner. The food prepared for us was without exception. If visiting Cape May, consider Rhythm of the Sea, you won't be disappointed! Oh... I almost forgot... they have a pool table. My husband and I played several games. I did win... once :-) We had to cut our visit short (due to illness) but were received with an attitude of utter courtesy! We have been at other B&B's and were not treated with this amount of kindness.

Incredible in every way

5 on September 06, 2017

There is only one complaint from both myself and my husband: we had to go back home. Wish we could stay forever.

Awesome B&B experience

4.6 on September 05, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful romantic getaway. Rhythm of the Sea provided a casual welcoming environment. Breakfast was delicious and all dietary needs were graciously met. We looked forward to afternoon treats and beverages. The beach is only steps away from the front door. They have beach chairs, beach towels and bicycles for guests to use. A guest refrigerator is on the first floor so we were able to keep our wine and cheese available for a pre dinner experience with other guests. There are many seating areas for guests to socialize.I highly recommend this B&B.

Great Stay at Rhythm of the Sea !

4.8 on August 30, 2017

Great Stay at Rhythm of the Sea ! Awesome B&B - Very clean...and great breakfasts ! Highly recommend Rhythm of the Sea B&B.

Best Weekend Getaway Spot

5 on August 23, 2017

I have been vacationing in Cape May for more than 30 years, and our stay at Rhythm of the Sea was one of my best vacations in Cape May. Our breakfasts were wonderful!! Our hostess was a delight, and this Inn has the most spectacular views of the ocean. I would recommend this B&B over and over again!

Best Stay Ever in a the B and B Rythm of Sea!

5 on August 19, 2017

The view from all the rooms are fantastic! I snooped around to see out windows! We stayed in one the front rooms which had fantastic view and room was very large as was the bathroom! It was very comfortable with air conditioning & ceiling fan. Breakfast done by outstanding chef had 3 of the breakfasts here, all was great! Location us directly across the street with plenty of insite parking. And the best part was how fantastic our hosts were ROBYN and MISTY were so warm and welcoming every day! They treated us like we were the only guests there! LOVED it here, and dud not want to leave! My husband and I will definitely return! Highly recommend!!!

Pleasantly Surprised

5 on August 16, 2017

We never stayed at a B&B before and heard horror stories about hearing the neighboring rooms. I hardly ever heard a peep! Room was clean, bed comfortable and view was nice from our room. The Breakfast was amazing! Enjoyed the old house living and feeling relaxed while there. When we came home from the beach there would be fresh cookies and tea and lemonade, we got spoiled! Only little problem was the water pressure in our shower, but didn't say anything because it wasn't that important, i figured it was an old house. I would definitely go back!

Great stay

4.4 on August 15, 2017

We had great view of beach, easy access. Very good breakfast and later day snacks. Good communication with manager and owner. Our room lacked water pressure but otherwise great.

9th time and counting!

4.6 on August 10, 2017

This was our 9th visit to Rhythm of the Sea in 10 years and we can't wait to go back. The location is perfect -- steps from the beach, close enough to the action to walk, far away enough for some peace and quiet. The porch is the perfect place to have a glass of wine, read, nap or just be. Breakfasts are always delicious, and different tastes are accommodated. Rooms are always spotless. Beach chairs and towels available for use. I can't rave about this place enough. See you soon, Robyn!

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Rooms & Rates

#1 - Oceanfront Balcony

Ocean front room with queen size bed, private bath with glass enclosed shower and private balcony for two overlooking the beach.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#2 - Atlantic Vista

Full Ocean front room with queen size bed and private bath with 29" stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

#3 - Seaside Retreat

Room with queen size bed, partial ocean view, private bath with double headed shower and fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#4 - Seabreeze Sleeping Porch

Room with ocean view from the side of the house, queen size bed and private full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#5 - Stone Harbor

Partial ocean view room with queen size bed, private full bath and gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#6 - Sea Isle Oasis

Spacious Room with ocean view from the side of the house, queen size bed and large private full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

#7 - Avalon Dunes

Room with big ocean view from the side of the house, queen size bed and private bath with large stall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

#8 - Jersey Shore Suite

Two room suite with king bed and twin day bed in private sitting room. Partial ocean view. One full and one half bath. (extra queen is available only mid week in certain needs)

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

#9 - Cape Carriage House

Upstairs suite above seperate Carriage House, King bed, large shower, private sitting room with wet bar and daybed. Unobstructed beach views from back of property. Gabled ceilings...not appropriate for tall people. one child and a pet allowed (we bring over breakfast in this instance)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Check Dates


Location Type

directly across from the beach, a short stroll to the historic village of Cape May, two miles from Cape May Point Lighthouse, close to several top restaurants, one hour south of Atlantic City, a far out place, close to home!, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the North, take the Garden State Parkway South to 'Exit 0' and go straight through the light on Rt. 109 south and over the Cape May Canal bridge. At the next light make a left onto Madison Ave and go to the end. At the stop sign turn left onto Beach Ave. and travel one and a half blocks to 1123 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 08204-2628.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary use of Bicycles, Complimentary beach chairs, Complimentary use of beach towels, Outside summer shower, Concierge, Front porch facing the ocean

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, 'Gemuetlichkeit', Historic House Tours, Sunset Gazing, Horsedrawn Carriage Rides, Fabulous Dining, Cape May Diamond Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No For safety reasons, no smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Carriage House is available for couples with a young child
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Occasionally our seasonal staff is available.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Due to possible allergies and phobias of other guests
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum 3 days in season and holiday weekends all year
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% by personal check within 10 days of making reservation



Robyn Wendt and Misty

Languages spoken

Sailing, Skiing, Cycling, Traveling, Wine-ing & Dine-ing, Humor, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Robyn is from New Zealand and enjoys skiing, cycling, rowing, travel and meeting people from all walks of life.

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Full breakfast prepared individually

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Carriage House if there is a baby staying with you, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Wedding Receptions

Signature Dish

Wolf's Brioche French Toast
Thick cut slices of Brioche Bread with a cinnamon swirl, a fine layer of baked custard on top then scattered with sliced strawberries, kiwi fruit, raspberries, blue berries and dusted with powder sugar and served with pepper bacon and maple syrup on the side.