If you are like me, you enjoy watching a good sunset while on vacation at the Jersey Shore. What you probably didn’t know, is that Atlantic City has some incredible places to watch the sunset. Each of the Top 5 places to see the Sunset in AC is easy to get too and are for sure, a worthwhile event when in town.
Keep in mind that Atlantic City is a “Barrier Island”, this creates some amazing views over water including both the Ocean and Back Bays or Inter-coastal. Here is a link to the Current Sunset Times in AC. Website
Ok, so here we go, welcome to our list of the Best Places to Watch a Sunset in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Guide to Sunsets in Atlantic City, NJ
#1. Golden Nugget Atlantic City
H2O and Entertainment Area 5th Floor
Huron Avenue & Brigantine Blvd Atlantic City, NJ 08401
The brand new bar H2O is on this outdoor level of the GN AC, it’s a very large outdoor oasis overlooking Renaissance Pointe including Borgata and Harrah’s and Frank Farley Marina area. Plenty of lounge chairs and or standing room on a large outdoor deck for this incredible Sunset moment. One of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had, you won’t believe you are in New Jersey.
Award Winning Sunset Atlantic City, NJ – Gardners Basin
2. Gardener’s Basin – Across from Back Bay Ale House
800 N. New Hampshire Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401
This too is a perfect place for the Sunset, located in Gardeners Basin at the North End of Atlantic City, in a cool shopping and entertainment village directly on the water. Boaters continuously coming and going gives you feel that you are in a waterfront paradise. Outdoor table and plenty of standing room on the deck along the Sea-wall, the sunset disappears behind Borgata or Harrah’s in an amazing display sky art.
3. Wonder Bar Atlantic City
3701 Sunset Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401
The Wonder Bar is a local hang out with a rather large outdoor deck bar and plenty of dock space for boaters to tie up and have some fun. Great food, cold beverages and a fun Waterfront experience that is perfect for the Sunset. Grab a cold one a I’ll see you on the deck.
4. Pier at Caesars Rear Deck on 3rd Floor
On the Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401
There is an outdoor cement patio on the 3rd or 4th floor of the Pier in the rear over the Ocean, this has long been a secret location to watch the sunset at the Jersey Shore. Plenty of places to grab a to go beverage of choice before making your way to the back deck at the Pier. Once you done watching the Sunset, check out the Dancing Water Show and check out the award winning restaurants inside, the whole pier has great ocean views.
5. Harrah’s Casino Wooden Walkway
Wooden walkway behind Casino on the Bay
777 Harrah’s Way Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Harrah’s is located across from Borgata and Golden Nugget on the Water in Renaissance Pointe. There is kind of a secret wooden boardwalk behind the hotel for joggers and walkers, it just so happens to be an amazing place to get up close and personal with an AC Sunset. There are a few piers with seats between Harrah’s and Borgata on the walk way, they are the perfect places to stop and take it all in.
The honorable mention which could also be placed in the top 2 or 3 spots is a Sunset Cruise aboard Captains Jeff’s Atlantic City Cruises. Seats on this cruise are tough to get of a hold, but a nice boat ride to the see the Sunset is awesome, cash bar on board. Departs from Gardener’s Basin nightly. One other Tip is to time a Helicopter Tour from the rear of the Steel Pier, this tour is a bit expensive but it will be one of the most memorable moments your lifetime, guaranteed.