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Sunset Beach

Sunset Blvd, Lower Township, NJ 08212
609-884-7079
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Type: Beaches
Description: 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the most beautiful sunset outside of Hawaii. Arrive a couple hours before sunset or you will face the sunset rush. Head north up the beach a little way, not too far or you will hit Higbees Beach which is clothing optional. Bring a blanket and enjoy the view and hunt for the Cape May Diamonds. They are everywhere... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Sunset Beach is a "must" every time I'm in the Wildwood/Cape May area. The sunsets are amazing and prior to my first visit, it had never occurred to me that it was possible to see an ocean sunset on the East Coast! The daily flag-lowering ceremony is very special and brings a tear to my eye every time. See http://sunsetbeachnj.com/Flag-Ceremony... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As the name suggests, the Sunset Beach offers spectacular views of the sunset. Pros: 1. Close proximity to Cape May beach and lighthouse. 2. Make sure to reach well ahead of sunset time to grab good spot to view the fun. 3. Highly recommend cycling down to avoid waiting for long parking queue. Cons: 1. Parking is only available along... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been going to Cape May for 23 years and have gone to Sunset Beach for the same length of time. The sunsets over the water are spectacular! Unless it's really bad weather or very cloudy, you're more than likely going to see your best sunset ever. The sunsets are frequently glowing red and the colors that illuminate into... More

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Washington Township, NJ
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This beach is not only beautiful for the sunset but they have a beautiful Flag Ceremony every night starting Memorial Day and I believe it ends on Labor Day. The use Flags from Military People that have passed from all of the wars. They Fly the burial flags and invite the family to refold the flag in a beautiful ceremony.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Must visit this beautiful beach. You can spend the day looking for "cape may diamonds" we saw the most beautiful sunset. Such a nice peaceful atmosphere. There are a lot of areas of interest close by. This are has quite a bit of interesting history. The story of the "sunken ship" as locals call it and the lighthouse just around... More

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family rock hounds and spent the morning hunting for the crystals which are called cape may diamonds. Great beach, friendly locals and lots to find. Bring water shoes on beach lots of shells and rocks....not so great for bare feet.

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Washingtonville, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

LOVE THIS BEACH! I personally have never swam in the ocean here, but we always go to visit the beach and all it has to offer like the Sunset Beach Gift shops (Which are AMAZING!). The grille has a small menu but something for everyone. The Atlantus is such a neat site to see. And if you can get there... More

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Odessa Tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great place to catch the sunset, hence the name. Plan to park on the road and walk. Very good souvenir shops and seaside grill.

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Always a great view at sunset. Travelled with a Boy Scout Troop and every night they retire a flag flown in honor of a fallen hero complete with the Anthem and Taps. Very moving and quite a moment to experience

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