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Address: Sunset Blvd, Lower Township, NJ 08212
Phone Number: 609-884-7079
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Description: There is a flag-lowering ceremony every evening at this beach, which is...
There is a flag-lowering ceremony every evening at this beach, which is famous for its quartz pebbles that are known as Cape May diamonds.
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Absolutely Amazing, Should be on Your Bucket List

This is one of my absolute favorite places in Cape May, perhaps of anywhere. I finally had a chance to see the nightly flag lowering ceremony and then the sunset a short time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of my absolute favorite places in Cape May, perhaps of anywhere. I finally had a chance to see the nightly flag lowering ceremony and then the sunset a short time afterwards, and I can honestly say it was like checking off a critical item on my bucket list. What an incredible experience! It was truly the highlight... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this was such a nice day trip for us the kids spent a lot of time collecting stones so did we. we watched dolphins jumping out of the water which was great. a couple of people were fishing and one guy was showing off his catch to the kids which was nice. very hard to walk barefoot on the beach... More 

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Mechanicsburg
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Sunset Beach for the evening Flag Ceremony (held during summer months). A very moving tribute to men and women who have served our Country. Wonderful tradition...thank you to those who make it possible. We also enjoyed the beautiful sunset, the delightful mini golf, gift store and Sunset Beach Grille. All run by very friendly folks.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

No Beach Tag Needed !!! Parking was a little tight but don't let that put you off ~ Clean , plenty of open space , and the snack bar isn't 100 feet away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This beach is awesome at sunset as it faces west! Come here about two hour prior to sunset. Eat at the grill shack which is on the beach. Chicken burgers and tenders fries. They have great food and ice cream. There is a sunken ship here which is very exciting. You can see all the speed boats and jet skis.... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Awesome place to see the sun go down, and there is plenty of shore to give most everyone a front-row view. Parking is limited so people end up parking down the road that feeds into the parking lot.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a well kept secret of Cape May that should be enjoyed by all....We visited Sunset Beach during the day and just happened to go back to the amazing gift shops, and realized how beautiful the Sunset at this beach is. There was a beautiful service that coincided with the actual sunset. Just Breathtaking.

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A friend recommended visiting the beach to look for Cape May "diamonds". As it turns out, these are softened pieces of quartz amidst pebbles and stones on the beachfront. This turned out to be a highlight of our trip. The sunset was breathtaking (albeit fast) and we had fun looking for the "diamonds" as well. I would recommend getting there... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We love everything about this beach, the chicken fingers at the Grill, the stores are great, the Flag ceremony is AWESOME! Searching the beach sand for Cape May diamonds. What's not to love? We live in Mays Landing so we go often. We have taken family and friends, too. Highly recommended!!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We enjoyed the flag ceremony that honored a veteran from ww2. We also spent time looking for cape may diamonds. We found a few but found a lot of colorful and tumbled rocks. The kids plan on making a decoration out of them. Bring some water shows if you plan on rock hunting. I wore flip flops and the rocks... More 

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