Sunsets are magical no matter where you are — there are few things more peaceful than sitting on the shore as the sun hits the horizon and the natural light slowly starts to dim. Most would find it hard to dish a first place for the best spot to watch a sunset; but, here at North Shore Explorers we’re a little bias. If you come across the chance to catch a Hawaiian sunset don’t let the opportunity pass you by. Below is a list of our favorite spots on Oahu to watch the sunset.
We all know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and the west side of our beloved Oahu is especially gorgeous at the end of the day. Makaha, Waianae and West Kaena Point are all solid choices when it comes to sunset watching, but the spot that truly takes the cake is Makua beach. The white, sandy stretches of beach and wide open views of the Pacific Ocean are unmatched to the rest of the west side.
While Sunset Beach is best known for being the mecca of surfing, even the heavy swells come and go. The one thing that stays constant throughout the year is the unobstructed and quiet views of the gorgeous sunsets. Sunset Beach is free from both the sights and sounds of the city.
Kawaihoa Cliffs, better known as China Walls, offers an incomparable view of Leahi (Diamond Head). Add in a sweet Hawaiian sunset and the monstrous crater turns into a silhouette. To call the spectacle jaw dropping would be an understatement. We must spread a word of caution as this location can be quite dangerous, the rocks become slippery when wet. We suggest watching the sunset when the tides are low and the swells are calm.
In a place as beautiful as Hawaii, it’s tough to nail down the best place to watch the sunset. We do, however, think it’s safe to say Hawaii has some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. We hope you feel encouraged to add a new “to-do” to your list of Oahu activities. What’s your favorite place on Oahu to capture the last few moments of the day? Do you think we missed a spot? Let us know in the comments below. Aloha!