Introduction to Somers Point, New Jersey
Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 25 miles SE of Vineland, New Jersey and 53 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The people of the city are in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. Somers Point has a population of 11,614.
Somers Point History
Somers Point was first settled around 1693. Originally, the area was known as Somers Plantation. On April 24, 1886, it was incorporated as a borough. Prior to that, it was a part of the Egg Harbor Township. Somers Point was reincorporated on April 9, 1902, as a city.
Somers Point and nearby Attractions
- Somers Point Historical Museum
- Cape May County Park
- Cape May Lighthouse
- Discovery Sea Shell Museum
- Ocean City Historical Museum
Things To Do In Somers Point
The Cape May Lighthouse is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful historic beach. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and the Atlantic City Hilton Casino are also nearby. You can even plan a trip to the Ghost Tour of Ocean City.
Somers Point Transportation
Atlantic City International Airport is nearby.
Somers Point Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are provided by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Camden County College, Burlington County College, Atlantic Cape Community College and several other colleges.