Welcome to our Farm!

Jersey Shore Alpacas is a small farm owned and operated by Jim and Tish Carpinelli, and located in Green Creek, a small town near historic Cape May, NJ.


We are committed to breeding fine animals with correct conformation and high quality fleece. We take pride in ensuring that our alpacas are cared for with the utmost attention to their health and happiness.

We welcome visitors to our farm and shop during the following times:

  • Saturdays 10am-4pm, from March-December
  • Thursdays and Fridays during July, also from 10am-4pm
  • By appointment during January, February, and the rest of the year whenever we are able to arrange for your visit.

There is no admission charge during our regular "Open" days, but we do have a donation box, if you wish to help with the herd expenses (we REALLY appreciate it! :). If you schedule an appointment with us, we do ask for a $20 donation per family/small group up to 9 people for a visit up to one hour. This helps cover the time for preparation and your visit. As an "extra" for your donation, private visitors will be allowed into the paddock with the alpacas if they wish (sort of like "swimming with the dolphins," but without getting wet!)


For our French-speaking visitors, check out our informational video in French here.


If you've been to our farm, and you'd like to share feedback about your visit, please sign our guestbook below! For inquiries about visiting, please email us. Thanks!

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  • #16

    Sellers Family (Friday, 31 July 2015 15:07)

    Our grandchildren ( especially our grandson Jaxson ) loves this place. We visit here several times during the summer season. The owner Tish, actually knows my grandson by name. LOL The owners are so nice and spend time with each person who comes to their farm. If you get the time to visit please do so, you won't regret it. FUN FAMILY TIME :)

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    Mary Schaeffer (Saturday, 07 March 2015 20:16)

    My husband and I went to the Jersey Shore Alpaca Farm today. It was an amazing experience visiting the herd, feeding them carrots and talking to Tish, who patiently answered our many questions. It is a delightful place to take children to learn about Alpacas, who are quite funny and very friendly! I can't wait to go back and take my grandchildren.
    Thanks, Tish & Jim

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    Rachel (Saturday, 16 August 2014 13:19)

    A group of three of us were headed to the tattoo convention when we took a detour and passed the Alpaca farm. Quick and easy mobile friendly website access helped us make the decision to stop by.
    We had a blast! Jim is extremely knowledgable and friendly. He was happy to show us how amazing these animals are. It's definitely worth the stop! It's 15 from Wildwood.
    Please donate. It's a great family and a great farm. I will definitely come back in the future.
    5 stars!

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    mark daniel uncle (Friday, 24 January 2014 12:30)

    Loved it

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    reji (Saturday, 21 September 2013 11:09)

    i went on july 18 2013. awesome time, great alpacas & jim is a super friendly guy. very informative and great experience.

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    Dorothy Hankins (Friday, 06 September 2013 19:16)

    Very much enjoyed our visit! You went out of your way to give us a guided tour of the pens and to feed the alpacas. What a pleasant experience. We have visited before and were glad to have returned for another visit. All the best to you and your family.

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    Jordyn and Tracy Dooley (Monday, 05 August 2013 10:21)

    What a great experience! Jordyn loved learning about the alpacas! She loved walking them around the yard and feeding them carrots! Her alpaca wool scarf turned out awesome! Thanks, Tish, you were a great teacher!

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    Karyn Mike and Quinn (Saturday, 13 July 2013 18:53)

    We enjoyed our visit to the Alpaca farm today. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer our many questions. We WILL be back!

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    The Basile Family (Monday, 15 April 2013 11:20)

    visited for the first time this past weekend. So much fun feeding the alpacas. Worth the stop. We purchased the Alpaca Nesting Basket and filled it with the kool-aid pink dyed fiber....it wasn't long before the birds were pulled from the basket. Thank you for a good time.

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    Cally Shrader (Monday, 27 August 2012 15:24)

    What a wonderful place to visit! The Alpacas are simply awesome.

    With a little carrot persuasion the herd will happily greet visitors and some, like my favorite "General Patton" might even allow you to pet his soft fleece.

    These are beautiful animals cared for by a kind and thoughtful family, whose knowledge and patience we tested with a ridiculous amount of Alpaca related questions. Who knew there was so much to know about Alpacas!!

    The farm store is a must visit! I can *almost* accept the end of summer now that I have new alpaca gloves to wear. Also, a great place to find a special gift.

  • #6

    Annick Langelier (Monday, 06 August 2012 07:34)

    Nous avons passé un moment magique et inoubliable dans cette jolie ferme d'Alpacas. Les propriétaires partagent leur passions avec coeur et amour.

    Pour les francophones qui ne sont pas à l'aise avec l'anglais, ne soyez pas inquiets, les alpacas n'ont pas de barrières linguistique, ils ne veulent que vos carottes ( fournies par les propriétaires ) et votre attention. ;)

    À la petite boutique, remplis de merveilleuses choses, vous trouverez à coup sur un petit cadeau à vous offrir ou encore pour y laisser un don à votre discrétion car cette visite est sans frais.

    Bonne visite à tous! :)

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    Dennis Dunwoodie (Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:31)

    I love seeing the alpacas. A great place to go to see amazing animals run by even more amazing people.

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    darthrim@comcast.net (Friday, 27 July 2012 16:17)

    hi...we visited the alpacas yesterday,we fell in love..we being myself dorothy age 69...patti age 51, gina age16,amanda age17 and payton age7....we will stop again~~~!!!

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    Rachael (Tuesday, 19 June 2012 11:35)

    My friend and I have a great time!The alpacas were the cutest things and the owners were positively delightful! We wanted to buy up the whole gift shop it was all so cool.

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    Sharon Haldis (Tuesday, 12 June 2012 17:50)

    From my first visit I was mesmerized. The alpacas are adorable, friendly, and absolutely beautiful! The owners are amazing. Very kInd people who answer all of your questions. I was amazed at the store. I am the proud owner of Alpaca socks, gloves and a headband and cannot believe how soft and warm the fleece is! It's my "must visit" place when I'm at the shore.

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    Pat Bernard (Monday, 07 May 2012 20:09)

    One trip and you will be hooked. If you go to the Cape May Zoo, this might be the highlight of the day to stop and see the Alpacas on this farm!