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Sunset Beach

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Address: Sunset Blvd, Lower Township, NJ 08212
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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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Flag lowering each night, the flag that day was from a departed armed forces officer. His family were able to participate with the service. The crowd of oldies and kids observed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Linda O
West Chester, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's overcrowded, touristy, and a little tacky. And if you're looking for a nice sandy beach, this isn't it. It's a shingle, or pebble, beach. But I think other reviewers have covered all that well enough. What I dislike most about Cape May's Sunset Beach is that horrible hunk of junk known as the Concrete Ship. Looking at old... More 

Thank Karen T
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Flag lowering each night, the flag that day was from a departed armed forces officer. His family were able to participate with the service. The crowd of oldies and kids observed a respectful silence. Very moving experience.

Thank Linda O
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you are looking for a relaxing day trip to a quaint NJ beach, this is it. Coming in you pass several farming areas offering roadside stands of produce. The beach has many pebbles. From what I understand, they are known for crystal like pebbles which are like uncut diamonds. There's also a historic site of a concrete ship built... More 

Thank Heidi W
Suffern, New York
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's a fun stop for both children and adults. Ideal parking, practically up to the beach, but no swimming. Very relaxing and beautiful sunset views. In season, flag raising and lowering is a tradition, with every day a new casket flag honoring those who lost their life to protecting us. This is not commercialism, it's sincere, honestly a touching tribute... More 

Thank elfies6
Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

great little spot we find early spring time around May and early fall around Oct to be the best time to go. since the summer is packed with people and nowhere to park.

Thank garfield92
Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Sunset Beach is a great place to collect Cape May "diamonds" and sit on the beach enjoying the bay. It's a peaceful place.

Thank Sandee R
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

This is the first year we've actually come to this beach. Surf and wind are calmer than the city beach so that attracted us this year. Excellent place to see Dolphins close to shore. The beach combing in general is nicer here with the scenic backdrop of the dunes. Love it!

Thank Horseychic77
West Chester, PA
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133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a public beach that is on the Delaware Bay. There is a mini golf, gift shop, and grille. There are some benches to sit on, but I recommend bringing your own chair. The sunsets are beautiful, and there is a lovely flag ceremony at sunset. There is a concrete ship that sticks out of the water, and supposedly,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Enjoy the back roads as you head to Cape May (Lower Twp) plenty to do and see. When you arrive at Sunset Beach be prepared for a VERY rocky beach. Your bare feet will take a beating! But it is dog friendly, no tags needed and the people were very nice. Make sure you search for Cape May Diamonds. There... More 

Thank phoebelove
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Sunset Beach is the only beach we go to in Capy May. For countless reasons: no beach tags, dog-friendly, bathrooms and food closeby, entertaining - fishermen use the beach and entertain kids with their catches; collecting Cape May diamonds; the nightly, always moving flag-lowering ceremony; beautiful sunsets; the sunken concrete ship; the fossil and shell shop; dolphins swimming by. Be... More 

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