Sunset quotes and photos are known to inspire travel, productivity, hope and happiness. Who doesn’t love a beautiful sunset? There’s just something about sitting on a cliff with a glass of wine and watching as the golden orb of the sun falls beneath the horizon. It’s a magical moment that we all would love to cherish more often, but many of us never take the time to watch sunset.
In this post I’m going to list the best sunset quotes, and then show you a series of the best sunsets in the world that we’ve taken while travelling full-time over the past 10 years.
The Best Sunset Quotes
Here are a series of the best sunset quotes we could find online. There are sunset quotes that relate to people, to love and life and to every aspect of this world. I’ve included one of our best sunset photos alongside each sunset quote, as well as a description of the photo itself.
Where Did We Find These Sunset Quotes?
We scoured the internet for all of the best sunset quotes, and then we searched through all of our sunset photos from 10 years on the road. In this post, we’ve matched some of our favourite sunset photos with our favourite sunset quotes!
What Makes a Good Sunset Quote?
We think that the best sunset quotes inspire you to actually go out and watch a sunset. They can also inspire something deep inside that reminds us how wonderful this world we live in can be. Sometimes a sunset is so perfect, that it seems as if the skies are painting a picture just for you.
How To Take a Good Sunset Photo
To take a good sunset photo, you need the perfect exposure. You should make sure your lens is clean and ideally, you should use a tripod. It’s a good idea to shoot in RAW format for post-production and sunsets often look better when you shoot in wide, and then zoom in.
Put your camera in Aperture Priority mode (usually an A on the settings dial), and set it to a high number. Keep the ISO as low as possible (usually 100 – 200) and watch the shutter speed.
Sometimes bracketed exposures can help with getting the perfect colors and lightness in a sunset photo. This setting can be an auto HDR, but its best to do it manually in post-production. Lastly, when taking sunset photos it’s important to be patient. Oftentimes the best sunset photos are taken after the sun has disappeared.
Sunset photographers have all had this happen to them. They start packing up their gear and suddenly the sky lights up in brilliant oranges and reds, forcing them to rush to get set up again. Take your time and never pack up your gear until the sky is dark!
Now let’s get started with all of our best sunset pictures and our best quotes about sunset.
Sunset Sail On The River Nile
This photo was taken during our felucca sailboat journey down the Nile River in Egypt. The sunsets reflecting off of the glass-like waters were fantastic!
Sunset Over The Masai Mara, Kenya
This stunning sunset is from our safari in the Masai Mara, Kenya. We were out spotting animals until the evening and were able to capture some photos of a sunset as well.
Happy Hour in Port Barton
This was one of the best sun-downers we’ve ever had! Sitting in the warm water, enjoying a drink and watching the sun set from one of the Philippines best beaches made for the perfect end to a perfect day.
Sunset Over The Bagan Temples, Myanmar
Witnessing the sun set over these beautiful, ancient temples in Bagan, Myanmar was an awesome experience. We climbed up to the top of a temple for this stunning view.
Fishing Boats in El Nido
El Nido has some stunning sunsets. During our 8 days there we were able to get some excellent shots! Enjoying dinner on the beach while looking out at this view, is there anything better?
Silhouette of Malawi Boys
Watching the local children playing in the water as the sun was setting in Cape Maclear, Malawi was a true joy. Seeing the happiness on their faces while they splashed around is something we’ll never forget. This is the perfect silhouette!
Although we had some ups and downs during our 3 weeks of travel in Malawi, one thing that was always an “up” were the sunsets from Lake Malawi. Each night we would walk the shoreline and enjoy the reds and oranges sparkling off of the lake. All of the local people were out by the lakeside doing chores and the children were always playing. Truly a joyous part of the day.
The Orange Skies of Fez
Fez, Morocco is a city with loads of character, charm and history. This was the view from our guesthouse there. What a gorgeous sunset!
We called Koh Phangan “home” for a month during our travels. We couldn’t get enough of this island! The beaches are stunning, the food is great and there’s so much to see and do. This is a beautiful sunset from our hut on Leela Beach and one of our favourite Sunset Quotes for 2020.
An Oasis in The Sky
Siwa Oasis is truly that, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Egyptian cities. Watching the sun set over this body of water while enjoying some dinner and some sheesha pipe is the perfect end to the day.
Zanzibar is a fascinating island. From beautiful white sand beaches to amazing Arab architecture, Zanzibar has it all. This is a photo of two women wandering the beach at Stone Town. I chose one of our best sunset quotes to accompany this image.
Sunset Quotes The Sun of God
Tbilisi is a fascinating city with loads of history and culture. We spent about a week here and loved it. There are many churches in Tbilisi and we were lucky to catch this great sunset on camera.
Set Sail to Quirimbas
Ah, Mozambique! We spent a wonderful month in this country and sailed through the Quirimbas Archipelago. Rolas Island was one of the islands we spent the night on, just us under a mosquito net on the beach…stunning! This was one of our favourite sunsets of all time and with it, one of our favourite sunset quotes.
We spent about a week on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and with sunsets like this one, it was hard to say goodbye.
We were lucky to see a few amazing sunsets during our week-long stay in Tbilisi, Georgia. Church bells are seen all over the city and made for a perfect background to our photo. One of our favourite sunset quotes is found below the image.
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Sunset Quotes in Swaziland
After a very enjoyable 5 weeks of driving through South Africa, we decided to pop into the tiny country of Swaziland. We’re sure glad we did! We spent about 5 nights at the Mlilwane Reserve and woke up to warthogs, wildebeest and antelope on our doorstep. The sun setting over our rondavel hut was icing on the cake.
Palm Trees in Port Barton
Some of the best sunsets we’ve seen have come from the Philippines! We spent about 5 days in Port Barton enjoying lazy evenings and gorgeous views like this one. Although there are numerous Palawan resorts, we chose to stay in a bungalow and had a great time.
Sunset Quotes Sundowner in Myanmar
Inle Lake is a great place to relax and unwind. Renting a bicycle and exploring all that this area has to offer is a must. Make sure to head up to the winery for awesome sunsets.
Red Skies of Istanbul
Istanbul is a very lively city! With so much to see and do here, you could spend months. A highlight is walking over to the Bosphorus Bridge for sunset and a beer.
Oia – Home To The World’s Best Sunsets
Santorini is known to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. You almost don’t need a sunset quote to explain how stunning the skies are on this tiny Greek island. This sunset photo was taken from the cliffs near the famous whitewashed town of Oia (pronounced ee-ya).
Fisherman of Bazaruto
We seem to have a lot of gorgeous sunsets from Mozambique. This country has some of the best coastline and islands we’ve ever come across, so it’s no surprise that we were able to enjoy the sun dipping into the ocean on many occasions. This sunset comes from the village of Vilanculos, a great jumping off point to visit some surrounding islands in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Sunset Quotes of Tofo
Visiting the beach town of Tofo in Mozambique was definitely one of our highlights in this country. Here we snorkelled with Whale Sharks, went diving with Humpback Whales, wandered around the very small village, met amazing people and of course, enjoyed stunning sunsets every night! It is a magical place.
Essaouira is a beautiful place in Morocco. This coastal city has a huge beach, a perfect setting right on the coast of Africa, a wonderful medina, great fresh fish, and of course…spectacular sunsets. We spent a few days here relaxing on our beautiful patio enjoying the views.
Mosque of Bukhara
This beauty was taken in the ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan. Wandering around during the daytime and gazing up at the beautiful mosques, mausoleums and monuments was so surreal. During the evenings we went up to a nice restaurant and enjoyed views like this one.
A Beach Ablaze
The sunsets in El Nido were some of the best ever. We took this lovely photo from our deserted island. We spent 2 days on an island, sleeping underneath mosquito nets, just the two of us and two friends. It was one of the best experiences we’ve had, and one of the best sunsets we’ve seen.
Koh Chang Kabang!
On Thailand’s northeast coast, there is an island called Koh Chang. This beautiful island is often overlooked by travellers who think that the best beaches are only found in the south. But, Koh Chang has some gorgeous spots and amazing sunsets.