Welcome to Stone Harbor
A charming beachside community offering a tranquil resort allure.
Located in Cape May County on the southern tip of what is known as Seven Mile Island is the warm and welcoming enclave of Stone Harbor. This barrier island was once a juniper forest and was founded in 1722 by Aaron Leaming, naming it Leaming’s Island. The family owned the island for nearly a century, eventually selling it in 1891 to a development company that named it Stone Harbor —the name’s origin is tied to a mariner named Captain Stone who sought safe harbor in the area during a storm.
Stone Harbor provides a haven for architecture lovers to stroll the bucolic lanes and admire the many shoreside homes reminding visitors of sophisticated eras of the past. Many homes here offer glimpses of the charm and whimsy of Colonial or Cape-Cod styles and beautifully dot the quiet beach community. Stone Harbor is a magical place offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, with the neighborhood’s vibrant commercial district, with quaint cafes and shops, providing an ideal backdrop for leisurely strolls.
What to Love
- Quiet and upscale community with walkable streets
- Pristine beaches
- Plenty of fun shops and delicious restaurants
- Ice cream shops, mini-golf courses, and everything you could want from a beach town
- Beautiful homes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Living in Stone Harbor affords residents opportunities to enjoy a range of activities, from enjoying upscale dining and one-of-a-kind shopping to experiencing any of the stunning green spaces and outdoor venues celebrating nature.
Stone Harbor’s breathtaking beach offers access to the ocean through picturesque beach paths perfect for walking, beachcombing, critter collecting, sunbathing, and game playing.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Stone Harbor is a perfect locale for those looking to enjoy a perfect work/life balance, or looking to escape to the peacefulness of off-season beach living without compromising the vibrant allure of a summer resort. You won’t have to travel far to enjoy Stone Harbor’s wonderful amenities including its charming downtown shopping district accessible by the island’s popular summer trolley system. Experience unique and eclectic shops like Suncatcher Surf Shop, a community staple since 1981. Fred’s Tavern offers residents and visitors a casual and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a menu of delicious fare.
Things to Do
The moment you reach the intracoastal waterway bridge taking you into Stone Harbor, you will realize you’re in a place like no other. Stone Harbor’s exclusivity is showcased in the three-block-wide community that runs along the bay on 3rd Avenue through 1st Avenue and its beachside views. An outdoor lover's paradise, Stone Harbor is an exquisite location to admire the mystique of the seashore and the allure of luxury beachfront living.
The Stone Harbor Triathlon is a popular annual summer event that draws elite athletes and enthusiasts to enjoy a day of racing and swimming. The Wetlands Institute of Stone Harbor invites adults and children to learn about the coastal and wetland ecosystems through a variety of programs in research, conservation, and education.
The Stone Harbor School District serves the community of Stone Harbor and offers residents access to highly-rated schools, including:
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