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17 Places to see the Best Sunsets in the World (2022)

Whenever you are reading this article, the sun will be setting somewhere in the world. What is it about sunsets that fascinate and delight us to such an extent? Particularly when on vacation there are few things more enjoyable than finding that perfect spot (ideally with a drink in hand) to experience a sunset that moves through all of the colors of the rainbow.

So where are the best sunsets in the world? This will, of course, depend on the time of year as well as your definition of the best sunset. Does your best sunset need to be over water? With a stunning foreground? Set off by palm trees? There are many options when it comes to perfect sunset.

The following is in no particular order as I think it is almost impossible to rank sunsets. It is also horribly biased at this point as the majority of these sunsets are in North America and Europe. But I am building up my Asian, Central and Southern America sunset articles and they will be added in as time goes by – the beauty of the internet!

So here they are, my 17 places to see the best sunsets in the world.

17 Places to see the Best Sunsets in the World

As a travel blogger and passionate photographer, I have spent alot of hours researching and chasing great spots to see the sunset. Here are my findings of some of the best places to watch the sunset all over the world. How many have you seen? And which ones are your favourites? Do let me know in the comments.

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Sunday 10th of April 2022

I’m with Sbu, african sunsets are spectacular. Try Maputo, Dar es Salaam, Luanda, Cape Town, Meroe at Sudan and especially an african savanna. You mention Glasgow - heading south to Gourock the sunset over the Clyde can be really stunning.

Mike Craig

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Some goofy choices here I.e. Ottawa??? Look at National Geographic picks like Southampton Ontario Canada

The Boutique Adventurer

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Hi Mike - I saw some stunning sunsets in Ottawa - I was lucky enough to be staying at the Fairmont and the colours were amazing. But I will definitely check out the other places you mentioned for the next edition. Thanks for commenting


Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Tumon Bay, GUAM

The Boutique Adventurer

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Thanks for the feedback Roberto - we'll look at that for the next version.


Tuesday 14th of September 2021

You have obviously never been to joburg

The Boutique Adventurer

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Thanks Sbu - we'll look at Johannesburg for the next update

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