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The Windrift Hotel & New Jersey Shore Photography

We found the perfect location on the beach at the Windrift Hotel in Avalon, New Jersey. This is just a short ride to the East Point Lighthouse, a top ten Milky Way photography hot spot on the east coast.  You can also do milky way photography on the beach in Avalon and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. This is one of the very few places where you can see the Milky Way in the dark skies of New Jersey.

Windrift Hotel.

When you stay at The Windrift Hotel, it is a central photography base location; it is a comfortable journey to the East Point Lighthouse and many other Photography Locations. It is just a short ride to The Cape May Zoo. This area is one of the very few places in New Jersey where you can do Milky Way photography. It’s very low on the light pollution scale. There is plenty to see and do during the day, and just steps outside your hotel room, to shoot the Milky Way.

Milky Way Photography

Fantastic photo by Milky Way Mike Ver Sprill.

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Park and Area Information:

Entrance Feess:

East Point Lighthouse: – NO FEE

Avalon Beach:

Beach Tags

  • $28 Season
  • $12 Weekly
  • $6 Daily
  • $23 Season (purchased on or before May 31)

Avalon beach tags are honored for access to Stone Harbor beaches, and Stone Harbor beach tags are honored for access to Avalon beaches.


Permits are effective September 15th until March 31st. The fee is $40.