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Sunset Beach, Lower Township

#4 of 6 in Beaches in Cape May County
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • Love going to this beach to watch the sunsets. Besides seeing the concrete ship they built years ago, looking for cape may diamonds, taking great sunset pictures and packing a wine and cheese basket. ...  more »
  • I had heard about finding cape may diamonds here so we took the family for a hunt. The kids had a blast looking for the pretty clear crystals and hopping around in the waves. The sunset was an added b...  more »
  • We visited after a storm to hopefully uncover some cool artifacts. We found lots of people picking up colored rocks. There are tons of them so it isn't so exciting. There is a nice view of an old ship...  more »
  • Free Sunset!!!! My favorite thing to do at any time of year, Take a pic of your loved ones with the sunset in the background.. Visit the sweet stores there and take in the natural serenity of this historic point.
  • Wide variety of merchandise. Clean, organized, recently expanded facility. Friendly, helpful staff. Unique items. Have been shopping here many years, always find something interesting.
  • Great view of the sunset. Cute place with min golf and small restaurant. And cute shops. Sometime yoy can see dolphins
  • Great views and little ships, love love love the mini golf! There is also a hiking trail very close that is SUPER neat! Love the lighthouse and the old ship wreck. I LOVe this beach!!!
  • It's a nice beach but we went and the sand was very rocky and not nice to walk on. The beach is a nice swimming spot, if you don't mind the sharp rocks, it has breakers to stop hard waves and are soft waves. Pros and cons of it.

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