There’s something magical about watching the sun go down on holiday, so we asked the experts at Baltic Travel Company to share their pick of the world’s most breathtaking locations for sunsets. Is it time to add them to your travel list?
10 of the best!
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
This is one of the USA’s most popular tourist destinations. Unique combinations of geologic colour and erosional forms carved by the Colorado River decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon’s beauty is emphasized at sunset, when the explosive colour palette of the canyon changes as lights hit against giant rock cliffs and shadows wrap around entire gorges. A truly magnificent viewpoint.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora boasts extraordinary views, especially when you watch the sun dip into the clear waters whilst resting on a hammock. Take in the sunset over Mount Otemanu and the spectacular lagoon which surrounds the island, home to black-tip reef sharks, unicorn fish and peacock damselfish. It will make for a memory of a lifetime.
The Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn is the icon of the Swiss Alps, and the sight of the sun setting behind snow drenched slopes is a must-see experience. One of the most scenic views is from the eco-friendly Monte Rosa hut. The trip is not one for the fainthearted as it requires plenty of energy and adrenaline, but the views are certainly worth it.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Quiraing is a landslip on the Isle of Skye’s Trotternish Ridge and a stunning spot to take in a light show that’s utterly captivating. It’s a favourite spot for eager photographers who are keen to catch the light bouncing off the crevices.
This small Icelandic town is situated between a mountain range and a lava field, which create an intense background as you watch the sun fall below the horizon. The town has only a few hotels – stay at one for the best view of the water.
North Cape, Finnmark, Norway
North Cape is so far north that it’s nearly in the Arctic Circle. During the summer, the sun hardly even sets. Visitors can relish their time in the midnight sun as it drops to the horizon. Seeing this sunset phenomenon is a once in a lifetime experience.
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings ever created, but it’s at dusk that this international destination turns into a visual masterpiece as colours reflect around the building.
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher is one of the most visited spots in Ireland. The unique natural beauty is a must-see at any time of the day but at sunset the Atlantic coast ignites with color.
Biarritz is located on the southern west coast of France attracting many tourists, as well as surfers looking for the perfect wave. Off season you will find the town much quieter making it prime time to spot a beautiful sunset.
Cape Town, South Africa
Over Cape Town every summer evening comes alive with a full colour spectrum across the oceans, with Big Bay providing a premium view of Table Mountain and the beaches that go on for miles.
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