Sunset Beach, Lower Township

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#4 of 6 in Beaches in Cape May County
Appropriately named, Sunset Beach is well-known for the show of colors as the sun dips below the horizon. The sunset attracts a crowd, so head there well before it's time for the sun to go down to snag a spot. The beach is also famous for the flag ceremony honoring veterans that happens every night during summer. Marvin Hume, the owner of this stretch of beach property, has held this ceremony for the last 40 years. The temperature drops when the sun disappears, so bring a blanket to cozy up. You may find be lucky enough to find a "Cape May diamond," beautiful pure quartz crystals known to wash up on the beach. Make your Lower Township itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • At the end of Sunset Blvd, free parking, great gift shop on site along with a few other stores / Grill. Walk the beach for Cape May Diamonds, check out the sunken ship offshore, climb the WWII tower n...  more »
  • Made famous by the 'concrete ship' that is all but disintegrated, and 'cape may diamonds' that can still be found on the beach there. The gift shop is open all year, and a great place for browsing and...  more »
  • This is my second time to Sunset Beach and I have to say that there is no other beach in the world that you would want to visit to see the sun set. The view even on a cold winter afternoon was worth t...  more »
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  • Home of the famous Cape May Diamonds! Beautiful jewelry made from these clear gemstones that was ashore coming down from the Delaware river. Ask about Cape May diamonds if you haven't heard. They have a historical pamphlet with great facts. See the sunken ship near the beach, get an ice cream, shop for souvenirs.
  • A must see while in Cape May! Lots of pebbles on the beach that are fun to walk on. Taps are played daily as the sun sets over the ocean & the American flag is lowered. A few shops, as well as a sunken ship to admire that still sits in the waters. Love this place!
  • A must visit if you want a true Jersey beach experience. Biggest and Best gift shops in the State! Also a beautiful thing to be there at sunset when the take down the flag commemorating a soldier that died for our country. They do this all summer long every day for a different soldier...
  • Must do for bucket list. Every evening there is a flag retirement ceremony. Nice shops and fast food. Miniature golf for the family. Nice clean beach. WWII lookout tower has been restored and open for tourists.
  • Home of the legendary Cape May diamonds, Sunset Beach has been a must visit destination for decades. Several shops are here and feature a rock shop, gift shop and in the warmer months a food, refreshments bar. The beach, which is a favorite of amateur geologists and "diamond" hunters, is pleasantly sandy until closer to the water where the sea dredges up the quartz and other colorful and ocean-polished stones. Just off the beach can still be seen the remains of the USS Atlantus, a WWI era concrete ship that in 1926 broke from its moorings and ran aground here.

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