Sunset Beach, Cape May Point

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Must see · 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. Make your Cape May Point itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • During our decades of spending time in Cape May County, my wife and I never tire of visiting Sunset Beach. Regardless of the time of day or time of the year, this beach offers great views of the...  more »
  • One of the best sunsets you will ever see in your lifetime, a definite must visit place. With nothing blocking your view, there is no better site then watching the sun disappear inside the water.  more »
  • It was chilly today, but nice just sitting there relaxing. I could not find any cape May diamonds.
  • Arrived just in time to watch another beautiful sunset and although very crowded we were pleased to find handicapped parking.

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