The autumn months can be the perfect time to visit Cornwall, as the crowds disperse and the beaches become...
Celebrated for its unique near-island status, Cornwall is surrounded by the ocean on all coasts but one, meaning that a spectacular beach sunset is a holiday guarantee. A waterside wonderland, West Cornwall’s land to sea ratio presents a bevy of beautiful beaches and seascapes that showcasing the natural light and acting as an awe-inspiring canvas. Check out our recommendations for the best beach sunsets in Cornwall:
Carbis Bay makes an especially captivating sunset destination, providing the perfectly sheltered spot to admire the sun as it sinks beneath the ocean. Imagine your day on the beach morphing into night as you bask in the sun’s final rays and wallow in the sea’s warm shallows for an incredibly fitting finale.
Venture into St Ives in the evening, where the Island and Porthmeor Beach take advantage of their north Atlantic reach and are renowned for treating visitors to some truly spellbinding scenes. Whether you wish to dine in a café or restaurant or enjoy an al fresco glass of wine, your day will end with dazzling, show-stopping effect.
The northern stretch of coastline along St Ives Bay from Hayle Towans to Godrevy offers miles of unspoiled beaches from which to experience nightfall, providing picture-postcard views and rainbow coloured skies that smack of pure romance.
For one of the most memorable and best beach sunsets in Cornwall, the Land’s End area delivers a heady dose of high drama. Being at the far western point of the country makes it one of the best vantage points for viewing jaw-dropping sunsets scattered over uninterrupted Atlantic Ocean. You may also be lucky to see the sub-tropical Isles of Scilly dotted in the distance.
Cape Cornwall, Sennen and Gwenver beaches are particular sunset hot spots, providing a plethora of eye-catching features and gazing opportunities such as the twin-peaks of the Brisons rocks to the pulsating Longships Lighthouse.
The southern coast proffers more subtle skies, as the sun escapes westward over the land, with the early-disappearing soft light pouring peach and rose tones over Mounts Bay. Marazion Beach grants eye-catching views of the bay stretching from the south-jutting Lizard to the striking silhouette of St Michael’s Mount and outlying fishing village of Mousehole.
For something decidedly different and utterly unforgettable, consider taking a boat tour or twilight sail from Carbis Bay in order to literally transport yourself into the sunset. Whether you sit alongside or immerse yourself into the ocean with a swim, surf, stand up paddleboard or sail; relish the raw magic of dusk before the arrival of yet another promising dawn.
Carbis Bay Holidays offers a wide range of self catering holiday homes in the St Ives area that make the ideal base for experiencing the dramatic sunsets of West Cornwall. If you’re considering a couple’s break or honeymoon, our wide portfolio of properties will help ensure the perfectly romantic stay.