Cape May, NJ 08204
Why Should I Go? Many reasons! This is the home of one of the most enduring Cape May traditions — the lowering of the American flag every night at sunset to the strains of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America.” Sunsets are truly spectacular here. Don’t even think about leaving Cape May without witnessing one at Sunset Beach. Don’t worry that your kids will be over the whole sunset thing — there’s plenty of other stuff to do. There’s a beautifully designed miniature golf course, and more fun can be had browsing the three gift stores. Hungry? Sunset Beach Grille serves burgers, dogs and other American staples.
Come an hour or two before the ceremony and search for Cape May diamonds, the quartz stones that wash up on this stretch of beach. Or, head into the gift shop and buy some already polished. Sunset Beach is open year-round.
Insiders Tip: Be sure to visit on December 7 and 8, 2012 for Hospitality Nights, featuring live music, food, giveaways and lots of fun. It’s great here year-around.
Cape May Diamonds
What’s a girl’s best friend? Whatever her age, she’ll love looking for quartz pebbles on the beach (they make a 200-mile journey from the Delaware Water Gap until the churning currents around the Concrete Ship fling them onto the beach).
The most varied and reasonably priced, shell selection north of Florida. A great way to spend a family afternoon.
It is a proven fact that the gourmet and specialty foods, soups and candy they have at Sunset Beach will make you smile.
Treasures of the Earth
A unique and affordable variety of jewelry. Plus, in their rock shop you’ll browse minerals, fossils and rocks that will interest the eager eyes of the curious to the serious collector.
Hoodies and hats, T-shirts, dresses and footwear for the family.