11 Best Beach Sunsets in the World 

You can find an amazing beach sunset in many parts of the world. In this article we list the 11 best beach sunsets. If you’re searching for a place to travel that will offer some of the world’s most gorgeous sunsets, look no further!

These destinations may be isolated or full of people, but each one provides stunning sunsets that will make your vacation even more memorable.

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Sunset on Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard

Cape Town, South Africa

Located at the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town possesses some of the world’s most beautiful beach sunsets. Anywhere along the Atlantic seaboard will offer a beautiful setting for a sundowner.

Some standout South African beaches where one can view an amazing sunset. These include Clifton, Llandudno, Table View and Blouberg. From November through to April offers up the best sunsets. These are the summer months when the sunset naturally takes longer to go down.

Leleuvia Island, Fiji 

Leleuvia Island is located in the South Pacific, one of the many islands of Fiji. During the summer season, with its consistent clear blue skies, you will likely see perfect sunsets from your lodging and the beach. 

Other outdoor activities you can enjoy on the island include a peaceful walk around its edge. It’ll only take 30 minutes at low tide to go completely around the island. With plenty of easily accessible beach areas, you could have a bonfire and watch the sunset over the beautiful blue water.

Santorini, Greece 

Santorini is a stunning European destination, especially famous for its breathtaking sunsets. To make the most of this natural phenomenon, head to Ammoudi Bay, Imerovigli, Fira or Oia – all great spots from which to see Santorini’s world-famous sunset.

Sunset from the water is a must-see according to locals, so consider renting a boat or joining a group on a tour.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

This surf town along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline boast phenomenal sunset all year round. There are several beaches in this area where you can go an admire the sun setting.

Both Playa Carmen and Playa Santa Santa Teresa make great spots for a sundowners are rather social during this time with most people making their way down to either of them after work. If you’re looking for a little more solitude, then head to Play Hermosa which is a 20 min drive north of Santa Teresa.

Here you’ll find a majestic long white sand beach surrounded by palm trees. This is a more secluded beach so there will most likely only be a handful of people watching the sunset if any at all.

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Santa Teresa Beach

The North Cape, Norway 

If you’re searching for an awe-inspiring vacation spot, look no further than the North Cape! This site is located above the Arctic Circle and boasts some of the most incredible views. You’ll never want to leave once you catch a glimpse of the summer sunsets (or even better, winters when you can see Aurora Borealis!).

The area is located along the northern coasts of Magerøya, in Northern Norway. It’s accessibility by car makes it one of Europe’s prime destinations to see the northern lights.

Key West, Florida 

Located off the coast of Florida, Key West is notorious for its beautiful beach sunsets against classic blue waters. If you’re looking to enjoy the sand and surf during your stay, be sure to check out Smathers Beach, South Beach, or Simonton Beach – some of Key West’s most popular spots.

If you want to avoid the summer crowds and save some money, visit between March and May. However, keep in mind that winter is the most expensive time of year to travel here. No matter when you go, though, you’ll see plenty of stunning sunsets at the beach!

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its beauty changes with each passing hour. In the morning light, Istanbul looks vastly different than it does at night under a blanket of stars.

Just imagine how beautiful it would be to watch sunset over Istanbul. It’s an experience that is truly unique and priceless. Can you hear the sound of the ferry horn in the distance?

If you’re looking for a beautiful place to watch the sunset in Istanbul, Camlica Hill is definitely one of the best spots. It’s perfect for those who find peace and solace in nature, surrounded by green hills.

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Camlica Hill in Istanbul

Imsouane, Morocco

This small fishing village on Morocco’s south coast produces some truly incredible beach sunsets. The village is ensconced by a large bay with a mountain that sits on the escarpment. The best place to watch the sun go down from atop of these mountains which can be easily accessed as you drive out of the village.

Maui, Hawaii 

Although Maui is the second-largest of all the Hawaiian islands, it does not disappoint when it comes to gorgeous beach sunsets. Some idyllic spots where you could take in this natural wonder include Haleakala National Park, Kapalua Bay, Lahaina Pali Trail, and Po’olenalena Beach Park.

With so many wonderful options available to choose from on the island, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience no matter which location you pick.

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A Classic Maui Sunset

Koh Mak, Thailand 

Koh Mak, situated in Marine National Park and Eastern Thailand, is an isolated island where you’ll be one of only a few tourists. It’s so quiet that there isn’t even a car ferry between the mainland and Koh Mak.

Thailand’s gorgeous landscape provides the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable experience watching the sunset over the glistening ocean water. As the sun dips behind small islands on the horizon, it casts a beautiful light show that you won’t want to miss.

Isle of Skye, Scotland 

If you visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland, which is renowned for being remote, you will feel incredibly lucky. Not only that, but if you see a sunset while on the island, it will be imprinted in your memory forever.

The island, measuring 50 miles in length, is the biggest of the Inner Hebrides. While exploring the island, you can take bus and boat tours or partake in outdoor activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming.

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