10 Great Places to Watch the Sunset on Cape Cod

The dazzling light just as darkness falls
The sunset at Harding's Beach in Chatham. Photo by John Fitts.

With vibrant hues from all over the visual light spectrum illuminating the early evening skies as the last of the light to be refracted by the clouds is dispersed before the fall of darkness, it is no wonder that sunset elicits such strong responses in people.

Worldwide, people marvel over the last rays scattering their light across the sky, illuminating cities in dazzling reds, turning shorelines into a fabulous interplay of orange and shadow, or causing forests to catch the colors of fire.

Cape Cod is well-known for having fantastic sunsets as the last of the light passes over the bridges and moves westward across the country. However, some spots on the Cape are more captivating than others. For those who desire to watch the last flickering of light move across the sky (and perhaps catch a few choices photos), here is a list of the ten best places to view the sunset on Cape Cod.

  1. Bourne Bridge, Bourne: Teri Stanley of the member services department at the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, recommends this view for “those who are truly brave at heart”. Stanley says that people can park their cars at the police barracks and then walk onto the Bridge, something she said that she herself has done. Stanley said that people can get “phenomenal pictures” from the Bridge and that the view is just amazing.

    Stanley said that sunset over the canal itself is amazing, even if folks don’t want to brave the Bridge and that there are various locations to go and watch, including the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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