A Guide to the Best Sunset Spots in Sydney

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Things that relax us differ from one person to another. For some, it’s listening to their favorite music; for others, it’s watching movies or reading. Also, a large portion of people enjoy themselves in nature and find this the best way to unwind and relieve their stress after a long work week.

When it comes to a true feeling of relaxation, we usually imagine being alone in a desolate, quiet place, with no noise or worries, but such a place is pretty hard to find, especially if we need it more often than once a year, during our vacation. People who live in cities already have their own little pieces of paradise where they go to recharge their batteries.

Now, if you live in Sydney, you know that a view of the sunset here is one of the most magical sights in the world. If you’re a tourist passing by, you better believe this, or better yet, see for yourselves.

Keep on reading to learn about some of the most beautiful places to be at sunset in Sydney.

Top Sunset Spots in Sydney, where to watch the sunset in Sydney

Sydney Opera House

You could have expected that this one was going to take up the first place, being Sydney’s most famous feature. Featuring a rich cultural background and being a must-see, the Opera House is also the place to be for some memorable views of the sunset. Colorful rays against the seemingly endless ocean will create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Sydney Tower Eye

Offering a fantastic 360-degree view of the city, Sydney Tower Eye is also a restaurant. Try all the finest specialties of the local cuisine while enjoying the scenic views of the setting sun.

Observatory Hill

To get a glimpse of Sydney’s skyline and the surrounding landscape, head for the famous Observatory Hill, which is the favorite site of professional photographers, but all the rest of us as well. At sunset, you’ll get the opportunity to observe colorful sun rays shining on the city and reflecting on the ocean water—a truly remarkable sight not to miss.

Best Sunset Spots in Sydney

Long Reef Beach

A stretch of pearly white, soft sand that meets the warm turquoise ocean, Long Reef Beach is a site to kick back and unwind, or get active and take a dip in the water. Bring your favorite drinks and snacks and make a picnic, or head for one of the most gorgeous golf courses in Sydney. The golf course makes an opportunity for both beginners and experienced players to play this sport on the well-designed and finely equipped terrain.

Blues Point Reserve

If you’re looking for a quiet getaway where you can organize a picnic or a romantic date, Blues Point Reserve is where you should go to. The sight of the bridge, water, and sunset creates a romantic, intimate atmosphere wonderful for couples and friends who are looking for some quality time outside.

Café Sydney

A favorite place in the city, Café Sydney boasts an exquisite selection of food and drinks at an affordable price. As if this isn’t convincing enough for you to stop by, you’re promised a breathtaking sight of the ocean and the setting sun. These two combined guarantee an evening to remember.

Best Sunset Spots in Sydney

Blu Bar

Searching for your new favorite cocktail place in Sydney? Blu Bar has the reputation of being one of the best around, offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and other beverages. Imagine a combination of a delicious cocktail and a view of the sunset over the city and the harbor, then go and see it for yourself.

As you can see, Sydney boasts numerous places where you can watch mesmerizing sunsets. Decide what you want to do, and choose your favorite place from the list. You surely won’t be disappointed, no matter where you go.

Heading to Sydney?

Have you booked your flights? If not, SkyScanner is one of my favourites, and this post will tell you one of my best hacks for finding cheap flights!

Where are you staying? I’m a big fan of AirBnB, and there are some great alternatives with HomeStay and Booking.com!

Need a tour? Check out Trafalgar or Contiki Tours!

Best Sunset Spots in SydneyAbout the author: Roxana is a lifestyle consultant from Sydney. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine. Roxana recently moved to Europe, loves to travel and writing about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Her mantra is “every day is a new beginning”. You can find out more about her writing by following her on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • I love catching sunsets =o) Thank you for sharing and putting all of these locations together =o) I was in sydney years ago and I hope to go back soon and catch some sunsets =o)


    • Me too, can’t wait to go back to Sydney for some sunset chasing! I celebrated New Year’s there, and the sunset over the harbour was beautiful! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  • I’ve only been to 2 of these so have been missing out on some major views! Thanks for the tips

  • Sara Alexis

    I wish I had read this back in 2009 before I went to Sydney! Now I feel like I have to go back just to see all these sunset points!

    • I feel that way SO often when I read guides to places I’ve already been! I guess once is never enough 🙂

  • Lena

    Amazing! Heading to Sydney next week, so definitely will use your tips for when I am there.

  • Some great ideas here!! Sydney is so beautiful at sunset!

  • Great post! Sydney is one of my favourite cities to explore and as you’ve shown there’s so many places to watch a good sunset!

  • Charlotte

    Can’t beat a good sunset and Sydney looks so beautiful too, I’ll definitely be saving this for when I get round to visiting!

  • Céline CLudik

    Thank you for sharing and putting all of these locations to watch a good sunset together ! I’ve never been to Sydney but it is on my bucket list 🙂

  • Bucket List Belles

    I love this! Definitely going to check out these spots next time I’m in Sydney!

  • In Africa N Beyond

    I love photographing sunsets. These are beautiful. I will definitely check out these spots when I visit Sydney.