Cape May Point, NJ - Sunset Beach

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Cape May Point, NJ - Sunset Beach


 

I recently drove down to Cape May Point, NJ – Sunset Beach. It is located on the southern tip of NJ with the Delaware to the right and the Atlantic Ocean to the Left.  The beach is dotted with “Cape May Diamonds” or quartz crystal. These crystals break off of quartz veins along the northern areas of the Delaware River. After thousands of years and 200 mile they settle on the beach of Cape May Point, NJ – Sunset Beach. When polished, these stones are beautiful and can be used to make jewelry.

 

Just off the Shore, you’ll see what is left of the World War I experimental concrete ship “Atlantus”. She was launch in 1919 and served a year as a coal transport. At the time there were 12 concrete ships built but at the end of the war, steel was readily available again to use in ship construction. She was de-commissioned and made her way to Cape May. The original plan was to use her as part of a ferry operation but during a severe storm in 1926 she broke free of her moorings and ran aground. Several attempts to free her were unsuccessful. Each year she sinks a little more into the bay.

 

Sunset Beach got its mane from the amazing, brilliant sets. Each evening hundreds of people arrive at the beach to sit and watch the sunset and turn the sky into an incredible show of colors.

 

As lovely as the sunset is, the thing that I found more powerful was The Evening Flag Ceremony. Each day a flag donated from a family of a deceased veteran is flown at The Point. Each evening twenty minutes or so before sunset the 90 year old owner talks over the loud speaker. He tells the story of the veteran who’s flag is being flown. He asks for any veterans in the crowd to gather at the flag pole. He then asks for a moment of silence. As that moment ends Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” is played followed by the National Anthem. The flag is lowered and folded by the Vets in the crowd. This service is real very special and moving. They have been doing this for over 40 years.

 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors

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Bill MacBride
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Samuel,

Nice photo!

I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and spent a couple summers at Ocean City beach, in New Jersey.

That whole stretch of beach was beautiful and your photo brings back great memories.

Thanks!

Bill MacBride

Aug 22, 2011 06:56 AM #1
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Samuel Kahuila
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Thanks  Billl. i'm glad it brought back memories. I love spending time at the Jersey shore.

Aug 22, 2011 07:39 AM #2
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Kevin J. May
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Samuel, I get back to South Jersey fairly frequently with Avalon as my Summer haunt.  Cape May is also always a destination and now this story makes me want to venture just a wee bit further.  Thank You!

Aug 22, 2011 07:57 AM #3
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Samuel Kahuila
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Kevin,

Head over to the point an hour before sunset. It starts to get crowded 30 prior. the have shops as well as a little place to eat. They have burgers etc. I usually spend time in Sea Isle City.

 

 

Aug 25, 2011 06:14 AM #4
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Michael J. Perry
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Hi Samuel, we have a place in Ocean City,NJ.(the real Ocean City) and I've been to Cape May, but never to this beach . I'll have to drive over !

Aug 29, 2011 02:12 AM #5
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Samuel Kahuila
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors - Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Burlington County, NJ

Michael, drive over. I think you will like it there. I'm not sure how much of the Altantus is left after last weekends storm but the sunset and flag ceremony is worth it!

Aug 30, 2011 06:50 AM #6
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Jessica Holtzman
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Sam, how do you make those buttons at the bottom of your blogs (facebook, etc)

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Jessica,

Go to the AR homepage click settings scroll down to signature insert image/logo for facebook etc. then use a hyperlink.

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