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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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Beach, Views, Sunken Ship, Sun Rise-Sun Set, Shops..........nice..

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
182 helpful votes 182 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
6 attraction reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
57 helpful votes 57 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 via mobile

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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