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Sunset Beach, Lower Township

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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great place to catch a beautiful sunset over Delaware Bay. If you're going for the sunset, place to be there a little early as a crowd of people gathers each night to watch one - parking becomes an is...  more »
  • The sunsets at Sunset Beach are amazing and spectacular. The place gets crowded for the sunsets and parking becomes limited so show up early. You can watch the sunset from the beach area so bring chai...  more »
  • A friend local to the area referred us here. What a great find. A much more peaceful atmosphere with the calm bay waters. We grabbed lunch at The Grille and ice cream and they have cute gift shops wit...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The beach is clean, there's benches that you can sit on in the sand. Great view for sunsets and even seen dolphins close to the shore! Can also see the SS Atlantus from the beach. Very cool.
  • Beautiful beach. Has 2 gift shops food And a shipwreck. You can not swim here but there are tons of shells rocks and cape may diamonds to pick up.
  • Really worth a drive to see the sunset. Best to get there a bit early to get a good spot. The gift shop is also worth a look...great stuff there.
  • This is a staple point of Cape May and its name spells out what it's really for: seeing the sunset. It's one one of the rare places on the easy coast where you can see the sun set on the water.