Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

This was originally posted for Blogtober but its always a good time to share a sunset, right?

I thought that I’d bring a little bit of sunshine into these colder months by sharing 5 different locations to watch amazing sunsets in California including San Francisco, Morro Bay, Long Beach Los Angeles, Seal Beach Orange County and  Laguna Beach.

San Francisco

San Francisco has so much to offer outside the usual city attractions and Lands End is one of them. Climb down the many steps to the beach and explore the Sutro Baths Ruins, before watching the sunset over Seal Rock. Alternatively,  walk along the nature reserve pathways for amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

sun setting behind large rock with cloudy sky
Lands End San Francisco California

Long Beach, Los Angeles

This photo doesn’t capture the beauty of this huge red sun setting over one of Thums Islands. Also known as Astronaut Islands, these are four beautifully landscaped islands just off the shoreline of Long Beach, Los Angeles that were built to hide the oil drilling that takes place in the centre of the islands.

red sun sunset over an island of palm trees
Long Beach Los Angeles California

Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo

Higher up the coastline from LA is Morro Bay, a quaint little sea village that is an ideal stop off point if you are road tripping along the Pacific Coast Highway. The quayside is the perfect place to watch the sun setting over the historical Morro Rock. Grab a cool beer or some fish and chips and watch the seals and sealions frolicking in the water.

sun setting behind large rock with cruise boats on waters edge
Morro Bay Rock California

Laguna Beach, Orange County

Laguna Beach is another of my favourite places to visit. A busy art inspired town with an abundance of galleries and busy independent shops. It is equally loved as an area of outstanding natural beauty with hiking areas, cliff top gardens and beautiful beaches with rock pools and caves.

sun setting over sea palm trees and rocks
Laguna Beach California

Seal Beach, Orange County

I’m ending with my favourite place in California, Seal Beach which is just inside Orange County on the border with Los Angeles. I’ve been lucky enough to witness the sun rise up over the mountains early in the morning and then see the sun setting over the LA hills the same evening. When there is a little bit of cloud you witness the most amazing colours in the vastness of the sky.

sun setting behind a lifeguard station with family making sandcastles
Seal Beach Orange County California

There are lots more photos from California in my Facebook albums and I have a post specifically of 5 beautiful places to watch the sunset in San Diego.   I have already written about some of the above places and I have so many ideas of things I want to share with you all, including reviews and recommendations from all the above places that I’ve visited in California, and more from Nevada and Arizona, and good old England too.

But before you go, have you been to any of the destinations that I’ve mentioned?
Do you have your own favourite sunset spots?

8 thoughts on “Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

  1. Very well done on completing #Blogtober18 – I’ve still got my last post to write! I would just love to go to California, it’s on my wish list! Will definitely watch the sunset from some of these places when we do get there. 🙂

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