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Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California

Watching the sun set over Carlsbad California is a breathtaking experience… While a completely clear sky and a setting sun is beautiful, seeing the sun sink below the horizon on a day with some clouds can result in incredible colors.  Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California are at the beach, the sun is at it’s best when setting in the Pacific Ocean.  The contrast between the blues and greens of the water and the orange, yellow and reds of the sunset make a rainbow of colors.
Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California are found anywhere along our coast.  Pacific Coast highway is a great place to get a glimpse of the setting sun in Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Sunset
I love watching the sun set over the ocean, the vibrant colors with the ocean backdrop is serenity.  It has an amazing calming effect over us.  When the sun is setting, one must stop whatever they are doing and just be still. Each sunset is different and yet beautiful in it’s own way. I enjoy taking sunset photos.  I am in search for the best sunset but have not found it yet.  When the sun sets in Carlsbad, people stop their cars and just park along the coast and when the sun is down, they get back in their cars and carry on as if it were a moment to capture the beauty of nature and then continue on with their busy days.

Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California:

  • The walkway along the Coast Highway (Route 101) just south of Carlsbad Village
    South Carlsbad State Beach

Carlsbad Beach sunset

  • Carlsbad’s Lagoons:
    • Agua Hedionda
    • Batiquitos
    • Buena Vista


  • Consider taking a picnic from home or grab some take-out and enjoy an al fresco dinner along the ocean watching the sunset. It’s a great way to escape  from the craziness of daily life and relax a bit.
  • Restaurants with an ocean view are another good place to watch the Carlsbad sunsets:
    Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining
    Vigilucci’s Seafood & Steakhouse
    Here are some of my own Carlsbad Sunset Photos – Enjoy some of the “Best Places to Sunset Watch in Carlsbad California”.