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Address: Sunset Blvd, Lower Township, NJ 08212
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09:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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You Have to See the Cement Ship

Happened to see this on a map and made sure that we went to see it in person. The beach is beautiful! Read about the ship before you go. It will help.

Reviewed 9 July 2012
BergenLady
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Paramus, New Jersey

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Paramus, New Jersey
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76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Happened to see this on a map and made sure that we went to see it in person. The beach is beautiful! Read about the ship before you go. It will help.

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nj
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Do not miss a visit to Sunset Beach, and make sure to get there for the sunset. It always gives me a chill when they play God Bless America and lower the flag. It's a great touch of Americana.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

There's a ceremony at sunset where they invite veterans to stand around the flag. It was touching to see some of the elderly veterans that made an effort to get to the small stage, salute the flag and sing God Bless America along with a scratchy Kate Smith record. The sunset was great too!

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Thank monicafloss
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

You can't visit Cape May without going to Sunset Beach where you see the most magnificant sunsets in the east coast! All the while picking up CM diamonds in the sand and visiting the little shops that don't gouch you with prices. Every evening they have a flag ceremony that will leave no dry eye around. Extremely respectful and emotional... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The Flag lowering ceremony at sunset is very moving. The views are stunning on a clear evening. My son liked to find Cape May Diamonds. Not a beach for swimming.

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Thank Roswatki
Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2012

great beach but not for swimming. We hunted for Cape May Diamonds. this is a pebble beach, we needed to wear swim shoes.

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Thank HeidiGoodNayduch
Cape May, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Crowded in the evenings at sunset. Some low end gifts shops. Good photo opportunities.

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niles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

nice beach to kick around on and watch the sunset. Great gift shops and friendly people. Also the soft serve ice cream place there is the best soft serve ever.

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Hoboken, NJ
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Great for the kiddies! The national anthem and a beautiful sun setting over a sunken ship.

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Thank JustJustine
W. PA
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117 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

This was the best place in NJ! We spend a lot more time here than we planned but hated to leave this nice area. Our son was in his glory finding horseshoe crabs, small sharks and then a dead sea turtle. Our daughter was picking up Cape May Diamonds (Quarts). Not to mention the historic cement ship, The Atlantus that... More 

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