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22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe

by Roslie

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Sunsets have a way of making even the most unexciting destination become alive. The captivating hues over a coast or skyline can elicit such warm and upbeat feelings. It’s an enthralling moment I try to take advantage of as often and in as many destinations as possible.

I’ve gathered some of the most memorable sunset moments from my journeys around the globe including Budapest, Greece, and Thailand. Check them out and let me know where you’d prefer to capture the sunset.

 

Phuket, Thailand

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Phuket, ThailandBeach lovers, water sports and pink sunsets reign supreme in Phuket. Watching the sky’s vibrant fiery red and bright orange colors turn boats into silhouettes was just subtly beautiful.

 

Venice Beach, California

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Venice Beach, California We were strolling along the Venice Beach Boardwalk as we watched the glowing sun descended over the Pacific Ocean. I’m in awe of all the beauty radiating from this shot… the beaming sun, contrasting sky, magnificent silhouettes. Just mesmerizing!

 

Long Island City, New York

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Long Island City, New YorkAway from the hustle and bustle of the city, Gantry Plaza State Park, along the East River is one of the most relaxing ways to bring an evening to close.

 

Santorini, Greece

It was all too easy to capture images of the sun sinking into the Aegean Sea from picturesque Santorini, known for being one of the best places in the world to catch the sunset.

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Santorini, Greece

Sunset over Santorini’s Volcanic Caldera

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Oia, Greece

Cliffs near popular sunset watching spot – the town of Oia

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Skaros Rock, Santorini, Greece

Sunset over Santorini’s first fortress – Skaros Rock

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Fort Lauderdale, FloridaMesmerized by the muted tones of this magical Fort Lauderdale sunset. Exquisite!

 

Pebble Beach, California

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Pebble Beach, CaliforniaAnother dazzling California sunset! This one was captured at the Lone Cypress stop along the scenic Pebble Beach 17-Mile Drive.

 

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Manuel Antonio, Costa RicaManuel Antonio is a unique hillside destination surrounded by mountains, jungle, and beaches — a setting for truly exceptional sunsets. Watching the beautiful backdrop (while enjoying dinner) high above the hilly landscape was the perfect end to a beautiful day.

 

Troy, New York

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Troy, New YorkThis image comes courtesy of avid traveler and Coastlines to Skylines subscriber Yasmine L. This technically isn’t from one of my travels, but it was too gorgeous to pass up. I love the soft pink, blue and purple hues reflecting from the calm river below. What a beauty!

 

Somewhere over the Pacific

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-SunriseNot quite a sunset, but I couldn’t resist sharing this sunrise captured mid-air over the Pacific Ocean. I’m in awe of how the dazzling array of soft pinks, blues, and purple hues form a beautiful backdrop among the shroud of darkness.

 

Cancun, Mexico

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Cancun, MexicoIt’s no secret I’m partial to sunsets, especially over water. While heading ashore from an excursion in Cancan, I captured this magnificent shot of the sun fading away leaving behind its golden hues. It’s the perfect combination: water, sunset and ensuing beauty.

 

Key West, Florida

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Key West, FloridaSunset in Key West’s Mallory Square is a nightly tradition with tourists and locals alike. The crowds all assemble into the square as the sun descends into the Gulf of Mexico. I’ll let the fiery bright orange colors in this photo speak for itself.

 

Dana Point, California

As we hike toward the Dana Point sea caves, we slowly watched the sky transitioned from soft blues to pink and finally bright red and orange hues.

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Dana Point Sea Caves

Walking path toward the sea caves

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Dana Point, California

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Dana Point Sea Cave Watching the final rays of subtle pinks and oranges hues within the sea cave. It was riveting!

 

Budapest, Hungary

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Budapest, HungaryBudapest is filled with character, charm, and history. Buda and Pest are two districts split by the Danube River connected by the Chain Bridge. We captured this amazing sunset while touring the hilly Buda side.

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico 22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a natural beauty with lovely beaches, vast rainforest, and of course majestic sunsets.

 

Pacific Coast Highway, California

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Malibu, CaliforniaWith miles of gorgeous coastlines and landscapes, there’s no shortage of places to capture the sun setting on the California coast. This subtle sunset surprised us along the Malibu stretch of our Pacific Coast Highway road trip.

 

Paros, Greece

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Paros GreeceThe stunning sunset, gorgeous hills and whitewashed houses highlight the breathtaking beauty of Paros.

 

Miami, Florida

22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Miami Shores, FloridaSunsets are almost a guaranteed nightly gift in your own backyard. This one was captured during an evening walk in the village of Miami Shores.

 

Greenville, North Carolina 22 Spectacular Sunsets from Around the Globe-Greenville, North Carolina

And sometimes, the best sunsets appear when you’re not even looking for them. While visiting a dear friend on her North Carolina farm, sitting out, talking and appreciating the outdoors and suddenly this beauty appeared. It was epic!

It’s your turn. Where have your witness your most captivating sunset? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Check out 22 Spectacular sunsets from around the globe including Phuket Thailand | Venice Beach California | Long Island City New York | Santorini Greece | Fort Lauderdale Florida | Pebble Beach California | Manuel Antonio Costa Rica | Troy New York | Cancun Mexico | Key West Florida | Dana Point California | Budapest Hungary | San Juan Puerto Rico | Pacific Coast Highway California | Paros Greece | Miami Florida | Greenville North Carolina | Thailand Greece | Costa Rica Mexico | United States | #sunset #sunsets

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4 comments

Ruth November 6, 2018 - 11:30 am

I love sunsets! They’re one of my favourite things, and I’m absolutely desperate to go to Santorini and see one there. That said, all of these are gorgeous and may need to be added to my list. Thanks for sharing!!

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Roslie November 6, 2018 - 11:46 pm

Thanks! Sunsets in Santorini are magical! The village of Oia is the most popular place to watch the sun set, but Imerovigli has some of the best views of the caldera at sunset. The Fira-Oia hiking trail is another great place to watch the sunset.

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Sheree December 19, 2018 - 1:33 am

Wow, what a beautiful collection of sunsets! My favourite photo is definitely the one of Venice Beach, it’s stunning. I was lucky enough to visit the Galapagos Islands earlier this year and saw some cracking sunsets there. Definitely one for the bucket list! Thanks for sharing :)

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Roslie December 19, 2018 - 9:55 pm

Thanks Sheree. While I clearly have a bias for all the sunsets featured, I’m particularly found of the Venice Beach one as well. I just love the contrasting sky with the silhouettes captured. Oh wow, the Galapagos? That must have been quite a treat. It’s definitely on my bucket list, but prioritizing it is another thing. Thanks for checking our the site.

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