The Best Sunrise & Sunset Spots

Looking for the right spot? We’ve collected some of our favorite spots to watch the sunrise and sunset across New Jersey.

The Best Spots In New Jersey

Bring your camera, friends, and family to watch the sunrise and start a new day. Or check the best spots to watch the sun drop into colorful sunsets.

We can mark every inch of the shore with sunrise spots, but we have chosen some of the unique places that our community has suggested.

Must-Haves for Capturing the Sunrise & Sunset
When planning your sunrise or sunset hike, we recommend trying out a tripod for your camera for the best shots with your phone. We also share some of our best tips on taking photos of sunrise and sunset spots and what you need.
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Explore Local Sunrise & Sunset Spots

Below are some of our favorite local New Jersey Spots for sunrises and sunset, as well as helpful resources to plan your morning or evening adventure.

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Hike & Camp

Get Outside

Biking & Kayaking

Hit the Trail & Waves

Swimming Holes

Dog-Friendly Spots Too

Night Photography Spots

Best for Milky Way

State Parks & Forests

Explore The Best Parks

Viewpoints & Fire Towers

Vantage Points in NJ

Lighthouses & Bridges

Amazing Manmade Structures

Garden Spots

Find Flowers & More

Christmas Lights

Holiday Showcase

Fall Leaves

Pumpkins, Apples, & More

How To Use Maps

How To See The Map Legend

Click the symbol (above) on the side of the map to open the legend. Here you can choose from several different types of spots to display.

How To Open Full Screen

Click the expand symbol (above) on the top right to open the map up in Google Maps for a bigger, full-screen version.

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