Want to Know the Best Places to Watch Newport Beach Sunsets?

How do you unwind after a day of exploring Orange County? If you enjoy watching the sun sink over stunning landscapes, we know a few places you’ll love to visit in Newport Beach! Whether you stake out a secluded spot on the beach or board a sunset sail, there are a few excellent places to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Read on for more information on the best places to watch Newport Beach sunsets! 

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Top 5 Spots to Watch Newport Beach Sunsets 

When Does the Sun Set in Newport Beach? 

Newport Beach, California, is known for its beautiful, year-round weather. No matter what time of year you’re visiting, you can watch the sunset from some of our favorite outdoor spots like the beach. Check out monthly sunset times to see when the sun will set during your trip to Newport Beach! 

1. Balboa Pier 

The Balboa Pier, located on the Balboa Peninsula, is one of two iconic landmarks in Newport Beach. Here, you can stake out a sandy spot on the pier to watch the sunset, or catch a gorgeous sunset from West Jetty Park. This local park offers some of the best views of Newport Beach.  

Walking along the waterfront and gazing across the channel at Hidden Beach, Corona Del Mar State Park, and the hilly coastline is enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Watch fancy yachts float in and out of the harbor as you walk among locals relaxing at this local hangout spot. 

2. Newport Pier  

The Newport Beach Pier is the most famous landmark in our city. This iconic structure serves as the backdrop for most beach activities along this beautiful stretch of scenic shoreline! Take a walk along Newport Pier at sunset for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. 

3. Huntington Beach 

Are you searching for another sandy spot to watch the sunset? Look no further than Huntington Beach! It’s just a 10-minute drive from Newport Beach, so it’s a great choice for a spontaneous evening out on the town. Grab a bite to eat in downtown Huntington Beach, then head to the sand to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean! 

4. Dinner or Whale Watching Cruises 

Watching the sunset is one of the most romantic things you can do with your sweetheart. Make a date night out of watching the sunset on a sunset sail or whale watching cruise. Here are a few of our favorite tour companies to book your trip with: 

5. Your Rental Home with Burr White Realty 


You can catch incredible Newport Beach sunsets from the comfort of your vacation home with Burr White Realty. Our property management company offers more than 100 Newport Beach vacation rentals. Whether you want an oceanfront view or a private rooftop patio, you can find a luxurious home with beautiful views from our inventory! 

Browse a complete catalog of our Newport Beach vacation rentals to start planning your trip!