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Sunset Beach, Lower Township

(4.6/5 based on 460 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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  • Bring your camera! The little gift shop claims free coffee - and they have it. Unfortunately it was so cold and blustery that day that others had already taken advantage of it and we were a little lat...  more »
  • We had such fun looking for the famous Cape May diamonds! I thought they might be hard to find but they were everywhere! We brought home a bottle full for the grand-kids. Most were real small but we f...  more »
  • Sunset beach has the most breath-taking sunsets on the East Coast. You have to see for yourself. It is at the end of the Cape May island and in the evenings they do a flag raising ceremony honoring ou...  more »
  • Sunset Beach is a beach that is better to visit as a destination than for a day on the beach. Cape May’s main beach is larger and a bit more picturesque. Sunset Beach though is cool not only for the amazing sunsets that give it the name, but also for the WWII lookout tower and the wreck of the ship a few hundred feet off the shore. This is also the place to look for Cape May “diamonds”, little rocks that sparkle. Apparently you can fish here too, so watch out for lines and hooks. Still worth a visit for a nice walk on the beach and the scenery though.
  • 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...
  • We expected a little more than we found here. The beach is really small and the shops are kind of touristy...but some of the sea glass jewelry was pretty. The restaurant/grill was already closed for the season when we went a couple of weeks ago but it's pretty tiny and reminds me more of a snack shack type place. We left rather quickly after arriving here - I think they could do so much more with this stretch of land to make it a charming destination. That said, we didn't stay for the sunset and they say this is a great reason to go because of the panoramic view on the peninsula - and i'm sure that's true. But other than that I didn't see the appeal - missed opportunity in my opinion.
  • We never miss a chance to watch the sunset here. We stopped on 9/11/16 and there was a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. It was so emotional. 🇺🇸
  • Great place for a family vacation. Cape May point is full of history. They have a nice restaurant and a couple gift shops. Mini golf and of course, the beach where me and the little one went hunting for cape may diamonds. This is also very close to some of the best bird watching in NJ