7 Places to Watch the Sunset

Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Barham Ridge Trail & Robbers Peak

This peak offers beautiful views of Orange County. On a clear day you can see the Big A at Angel Stadium.

Getting There

  • Parking free at Anaheim Hills Elementary School off of Serrano Blvd.
  • Address: 6450 Serrano Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
  • Trail starts along side of the school and leads up towards the big Robbers Peak rock.
  • Once you arrive at the electrical tower you will see an American Flag. Across from the American flag is the entry into Barham Ridge Trail.
  • Continue along Barham Ridge Trail for .5 miles until you get to the highest peak to watch the sunset.

Corona Del Mar State Beach

Inspiration Point


Getting There

  • Parking free along the street located at Ocean BoulevardNewport Beach, CA 92865
  • Inspiration Point offers a scenic grassy hillside to watch the sunset. Grab a blanket and enjoy the views.
  • The best time to go is in September when the sun sets right behind Catalina Island.

Laguna Beach

Heisler Park


Getting There

  • An oceanfront park located at 375 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Offers a spacious grassy park area to sit and enjoy the sunset views
  • I love that this park is dog friendly and has access down to the beach as well.

Salt Creek Beach

Dana Point, Ca


Getting There

  • A wide sandy beach located near the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dana Point, Ca
  • Can be found at 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Dog friendly
  • Parking fee $2

Newport Beach 

Newport Beach Schoolyard


Getting There

  • Newport Schoolyard located at 1327 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • The schoolyard consists of a spacious grassy park area and playground; as well as a massive blacktop with a kickball court, tether ball court, handball court, and basketball court. All over looking the pacific ocean.
  • The blacktop area is a popular spot for biking, skateboarding, and rollerskating.

Tower 56, Newport Beach


The Pacific Ocean

via Catalina Express


The Catalina Express is a sixty passenger vessel departing out of various ports in SoCal.  The ride back from Catalina Island offers stunning views. I highly recommend the trip just to watch how beautifully the sun melts into the sea.

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