The Cape May Salt Oyster is an Atlantic oyster grown in the Delaware Bay along the shores of Cape May County, New Jersey. The salty, succulent flavor of the Cape May Salt has made it a favorite of oyster lovers for centuries. In fact, archeological evidence shows that what we now call a Cape May Salt was first enjoyed by the Native Americans who inhabited the southern New Jersey Delaware Bay Shore. When European colonists arrived in the 1600s, they too developed an appreciation for this delicacy. Cultivation of Cape May Salts began towards the end of the 19th century. These oysters quickly became the prize of connoisseurs across the country.