Spectacular Sunsets Around the World

Updated 5/5/2019

Who doesn’t love watching the sunset? No matter where we are in the world, we enjoy seeing a good sunset. Here in Florida we have some great ones on the coast. We also love to watch the sunset from a cruise ship. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We asked some bloggers to share their favorite sunsets from around the world.

While this post originally started with just 10 sunsets, we are now up to 30 spectacular sunsets! There are so many beautiful places to watch the sunset. It’s something you can look at over and over again without getting tired of it. Without further ado, here are some great places to watch the sunset around the world. Enjoy!

Check out the follow-up post: Best Sunsets Around the World

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” 
― C. JoyBell C.

Spectacular Sunsets Around the World:

Caribbean Sea

From a Caribbean cruise we went on aboard the Empress of the Seas. We love sunsets at sea!

Sunsets Around the World - Berowra, Sydney, Australia
Berowra, Sydney

From Sarah at An Aussie Bird in the Bush: Taken from Berowra, Sydney Australia during bush fire season.

Sunsets Around the World - Booti Booti National Park, Australia
Booti Booti National Park, Australia

From Family Earth Trek: My husband and I were driving to the Booti Booti national park on the east coast of Australia and while searching a place to camp our car that night we witness THE sunset, one of a life time sunset!

Sunsets Around the World - Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

From Stefan and Sébastien at Nomadic Boys: A stunning sunset from Puerto Madryn, Argentina!

Central Park, NYC

From Summer at Do You Salut: A picture perfect sunset at Central Park, NYC.

Sunsets Around the World - Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park, California

From Jennifer at Made All The Difference Travel Blog: “A visit to Yosemite National Park in California is special at any time of day.  But watching the sunset from Glacier Point is spectacular.  I was treated to epic colors in the Yosemite Valley and on Half Dome as the sunset behind me. “

Sunsets Around the World - Berowra, Sydney Australia
Berowra, Sydney Australia

From Sarah at An Aussie Bird in the Bush: Another beautiful one from Berowra, Sydney, Australia!


From Summer at Do You Salut: Sunset over New York City from afar.

Chaguaramas, Trinidad

From Sylvia at Outdoors Wonders: Sunset at a marina in Chaguaramas, Trinidad (Caribbean).

Sunset El Nido
El Nido, Philippines

From Karolina & Patryk Lazy Travel Blog: El Nido is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines. Back in 2016, we were traveling around South East Asia, we met a Filipino guy in our hostel in Singapore. He told us about this heartbreakingly beautiful place in his home country that everyone should visit. He was so passionate about it that we decided to change our plans and travel to El Nido. It was the best decision ever! This sunset was one of the first things we have seen there. El Nido stole our hearts, it was one of the most amazing places we have been to.

Wadi Rum Jordan
Wadi Rum, Jordan

From Eva at Not Scared of Jet Lag: Taken from the hill behind the camp I was staying at in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

El Gastor, Spain

From Jennifer at The Rainbow Route: This photo was taken in El Gastor, Spain. We rented a small cottage up in the hills with spectacular views of the mountains and lake and, of course, beautiful sunsets.

Honolulu, Hawaii

From James at Travel Collecting: In the center of Honolulu, not far from Waikiki Beach is Ala Wai Boat Harbor.  The masts make a lovely backdrop for the spectacular Hawaiian sunset.

Delaware Bay

From Audrey at Memorable Women’s Travel: View of the Delaware Bay from the deck of the Cape May ferry.

Clifton Beach – Cape Town

From Philip of Zen Travellers: We went for a beach picnic with friends we had met travelling and enjoyed this spectacular sunset in Cape Town.

Queenstown, New Zealand

From Susan at Snap Travel Blog: This photo is of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. It is taken from our accommodation on the last night of our two week holiday in New Zealand. I hadn’t taken a tripod with me on holiday and ended up using a stack of outdoor furniture to keep my camera still.

Athens, Greece

From Helena at Just for one summer: Watching a colourful sunset above the ancient Acropolis of Athens in Greece.

sunset in Dubai

From Mar at Once In A Lifetime Journey: Here is a sunset over the famous Dubai Jumeirah Beach Walk the iconic development in the expat central Marina area of the city. The photo is taken from the nee artificial island called The Pearl which is across the water and you can see the faded lights of one of the yachts.

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

From Deeptha at The Globe Trotter: This photo was taken while on a ‘Sunset Cruise’ on Lake Geneva. There are a number of cruise operators on the lake and many of them offer the ‘Sunset Cruise’ which allows visitors to take in the stunning scenery and sunset on Lake Geneva.

Adder Rock, Australia

From Keith at Travellin’ Lite: Adder Rock, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island. North Stradbroke Island is located off South East Queensland, Australia.

Lofoten, Norway

From Katalin from Our Life, Our Travel: We went multi-day hiking to Lofoten, Norway, and this way the view from our tent. 

Costa Rica

From Sinead at Map Made Memories: This sunset photo was taken on the beautiful Junquillal beach in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. Our family had volunteered at the local run Turtle Sanctuary to release recently hatched baby turtles at sunset . Once released onto the sand, the tiny hatchlings have to make their own way into the sea in order to imprint the beach onto their memories.  We guarded the turtles as they slowly made their way to the sea. It was a memorable, magical evening. 

Palawan, Philippines

From Chantell at Adoration 4 Adventure: This photo was taken at Port Barton on the island of Palawan in The Philippines. The view is best enjoyed while bobbing in the warm sea waters or sipping on a $1 margarita in a beach bar.

Oahu, Hawaii

From Holly at Globe Blogging: Usually known as simply Pipeline, the Banzai Pipeline reef is located on the North Shore of Hawaii’s Oahu. Famous worldwide for its waves, it’s also a pretty special spot to watch the sun go down!

Mt. Taranaki – New Zealand

From Bailey at Destinationless Travel: This photo is of Mt Taranaki reflecting off of the Pouakai Tarn. Spend the night at the Pouakai Hut to catch the sunset!

Boracay, Philippines

From Paul at Travel Is Life: A beautiful sunset in Boracay, The Philippines


From Pamela at The Directionally Challenged Traveler: “Sunset” or the closest we got to it in Antarctica.

Cancun, Mexico

From Lesley at Freedom 56 Travel: This photo was taken from the The Crab House restaurant in Cancun, where we had dinner on our last night there.

Tangalooma Island Resort – Queensland, Australia

From Karen at Smart Steps to Australia: Sunset from the beach at Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. It’s an awesome place to enjoy a sundowner cocktail! 

Madhya Pradesh, India

From Asher Fergusson: After a long day traveling in Madhya Pradesh, India we were driving to our accommodation at sunset and came across a herd of goats. The setting sun behind the scene made it truly magical and it’s been my favorite photo ever since!

Thank you so much to the bloggers who sent in their sunset photos! Please be sure to check out all of their fabulous blogs. Comment below your favorite places to watch the sunset!

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6 thoughts on “Spectacular Sunsets Around the World”

  1. All these sunsets are beautiful! There’s a quote that I absolutely love: “Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too.” Not only does this apply to the day ending, but this quote also applies to the various stages in life, and I love that!

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