Sunsets and Sunrises in Cape May

Cape May New Jersey is one of the few places, not counting the islands, where you can watch the sun rise and set over the Atlantic Ocean or Delaware Bay. For convenience of viewing the celestial ball of fire rising from the Atlantic Ocean, you can’t beat the beaches, back bays and promenades along the Cape May beach fronts. Most visitors only need the will to rise before dawn to witness one of nature’s most spectacular views. To see it sink again into the sea, you might have to travel a little but you needn’t lose any sleep. For the ultimate sunset spectacular, climb the 199 steps up the Cape May Point Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park. By mid-August the sun will start setting by the 8 p.m. closing time

Here are some great local places to see the sun coming and going

  • Cape May Sunset Point, a view with a Sunset Flag Ceremony at the end of each day.
  • Cape May Lighthouse, a view from the top climb the 199 steps to the top for a spectacular view.
  • Cape May Kayaks, enjoy a view of the back bays from a Kayak while paddling in a natural habitat.
  • Take a walk on Beach Ave, early morning in Cape May, enjoy the quiet and fresh salt air.
  • Take a ride on the Cape May Whale Watcher for a Sunset Dinner Cruise
  • Enjoy a sunset while coming back from a day of ParaSailing or a Jet Boat Ride in Cape May.
  • Spend a sunset at a Cape May Winery, enjoy the end of day with friends while tasting your favorite wine.