10 Awe-Inspiring Places To Watch The Sunset

Helen Armitage

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun set and reveling in the warm glow while appreciating one of nature’s most stunning spectacles, and luckily we’ve lined up some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sunset spots. From seaside sunsets in Santorini to watching the sun go down at Australia’s Uluru, these ten locations are bound to take your breath away.

The Taj Mahal at sunset

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA


Carved over the course of history by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon’s eroded rock forms and rich hues are a true testament to the beauty of nature and never is this more evident than at sunset. The breathtaking interplay between the setting sun and the vivid red, yellow and gold of the rock cast mesmerizing shadows over the Grand Canyon – a true sight to behold that 19th century geologist Clarence Dutton described as ‘so rich, so strong, so pure that it makes the heart ache and the throat tighten’. Hopi Point is one of the Grand Canyon’s most popular sunset-spotting locales but you can beat the crowds by heading to the less congested Yaki and Pima Points.

2. Cathedral Cove, New Zealand


Cathedral Cove
The Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island is home to one of nature’s true gems – the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, or Cathedral Cove as it is better known. Established in 1992 to help protect the rich marine life of the area’s coastline and surrounding islands, Cathedral Cove is home to several rock formations set against a captivating background of astonishingly clear blue water – a simply stunning locale to watch the sun go down. Take up position at Cathedral Cove’s dramatic rock arch for a perfectly framed shot of the setting sun as it casts a warm glow over the neighboring Te Hoho Rock and glistening Pacific waters.

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