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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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Nice Beach for Surf Fishing or Beachcombing

Find Cape May Diamonds (clear quartz that has washed down the Delaware River and through the Bay onto Sunset Beach. See what little is left of the concrete shipwreck of the USS... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Way North of Philly
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Find Cape May Diamonds (clear quartz that has washed down the Delaware River and through the Bay onto Sunset Beach. See what little is left of the concrete shipwreck of the USS Atlantus, poke around the gift shops, and get a bite to eat at the beachside eatery. There is also miniature golf and the lookout/fire tower is now open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Sunset Beach is where the locals go to walk and relax.After you get past the pile of rubble that was a factory,the beach opens up and quiet reigns supreme.Most folks either nod or say Hey to each other and keep going.This is not a tourist spot like the rest of Jersey shore,this land has been saved from development.It is a... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sun Set Beach, South New Jersey is good place to spend a day, or several days. The Beach includes, three shops, snack bar, Miniature Golf, and the USS Atlantus (a mostly sunken- concrete ship used during World War I. The ship sunk off the coast of New Jersey: June, 8th 1926, during a storm. The Atlantus, the second cement prototype... More 

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Rhode Island
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318 reviews 318 reviews
225 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a nice beach( but don't plan on swimming). I'm sure it's more spectacular at Sunset. We searched the beach for stones called Cape May Diamonds which are almost translucent and stopped in at the gift shop that is close to the waterfront. We also took some photos of the bow of the SS Atlantus which was one of... More 

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is one of the most romantic places to visit on the Jersey Shore. On clear days the sunsets are magical, you can lose yourself in them. It's nice to go early and see the sights or grab some ice cream. There is a very nice gift shop to spend some time in and check out all the neat items... More 

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Marmora, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This has been a favorite spot for our family through the years. We are very patriotic and during the season, veterans have a flag lowering ceremony around 8:00 pm. The flags usually have flown over a base somewhere in the world so there is a meaning behind the ceremony. There is a snack place with great burgers and an Awesome... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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