Nature Store at Two Mile Beach

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Contact Station and Nature Store
Two Mile Beach Unit 
12001 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Current Hours: The Visitor Center at Two Mile Beach Unit is open Saturdays and Sundays in September and October from 9am-3pm. 

Extra October dates for Fall Birding - Thursday 10/13 & Friday 10/14
Holiday Sale Days : 
- November - Friday 11/25, Saturday 11/26 & Sunday 11/27 - 9am-3pm
- December - Saturday 12/3 and Sunday 12/4 - 9am-3pm

Check Facebook for closures due to storms.
(Note: The Refuge Beach and Trails are open everyday from dawn to dusk)
Masks are required if not vaccinated and indoor capacity is limited.

The Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge manage the Nature Store and Gift Shop at the Two Mile Beach Unit of the Refuge, located at 12001 Pacific Ave (Ocean Dr), Wildwood Crest, near the former Coast Guard Loran Station.

Operated by volunteers, the store is open to the public, and offers a wide variety of books, pamphlets, note cards, gifts and apparel. Tee-shirts, both long and short sleeved, as well as hooded sweatshirts with the Cape May NWR logo are available, as well as horseshoe crab tees. Field guides and books by local authors and others are also available.


The Nature Store is operated entirely by volunteers, who greet visitors to beautiful Two Mile Beach Unit of the Cape May NWR, and operate the retail store. All proceeds from sales at the store provide funding for programs like the trail maps at Two Mile Beach.

Have a few hours a week to help at the store?  We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly crew! No experience is necessary - we will train you. 
Contact us for more information at
​CLICK HERE to become a Friends member and get 10% off every purchase. 

Sorry but dogs are never allowed on the Wildlife Refuge property according to Environmental Laws that protect beach nesting and migratory bird populations. In fact, many of our migrators have recently returned and are looking for nesting. And just a reminder, the Cape May County Two Mile Beach Unit will close to ALL traffic on April 1 for the same reason. However, our off beach trails are open year round. But our dogs are not allowed on those trails either!
Thank you for your concern and support!
Mary Beth Hueter