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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.

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:
Carlsbad Sunset

Carlsbad Sunset

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

Carlsbad 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”.