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Sunset Beach, Lower Township

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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. Put Sunset Beach into our Lower Township tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Lower Township.
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  • Amazing how many people are attracted to this spot to view great sunsets. Each year we go back again and again. There are two shops and a refreshment stand (always closed at evening) and the sunken ce...  read more »
  • Beautiful sunset! A nice fall evening provided a lovely view for the sunset. There was a ferry that happened to cross right in front of the sunset but other than that, it was on par with a Key West su...  read more »
  • We were at the beach at sunset prior to the winds and rain from the hurricane reaching the area. This is great for walking on the beach, or just bring your beach chair and sit on the beach to watch th...  read more »
  • It's a great place to escape reality and relax. Alone or with friends and family. Looking for shells, driftwood...beautiful stones that glow like crystals. Fishing, walking on the sand. Watching the Cape May Ferry sail by. Just a wonderful place to be...
  • Absolutely gorgeous sunsets. It was perfect. Even got lucky to watch some dolphins during the peak of the sunset. What more can you ask for?
  • Nice touristy spot with a great view of sunset. Take a stroll on the beach and look for some Cape May "diamonds" or stop in the shop to buy a variety of shore related items. They also have a little restaurant here on the beach.
  • A lovely beach to visit near sunset (of course). Swimming is dicey and the pebble "sand" can be rough on your feet, but keep your shoes on and walk south away from the parking area for a nice evening stroll. The concrete hull of the shipwrecked SS Atlantus is (barely) visible poking above the waves just offshore, adding to the unique character of Sunset Beach. If you plan to stay for a while, you'll find food, restrooms, and a gift shop adjacent to the parking lot.
  • Amazing place, as a local I really don't play the tourist much. I love this beach, and especially the Rock Shop!
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