Catch a Sunset at Sunset Beach in CA

Orange County Sunset Beach (Anderson Street)

Added by Alex Anderson

Photograph an amazing sunset over the mountains and ocean from Sunset Beach. Get there early to swim, surf or fish while you wait for the beautiful sunset. Afterward, head across the street to Don The Beachcomber for Don's famous Rum drinks and Tiki Bar!

Sunset Beach is located just 9 miles south of Long Beach and 6 miles North of Huntington Beach, CA on the famous Pacific Coast Highway 1. I accessed Sunset Beach from the South on I-405. I took exit 22 for Seal Beach. After the exit I turned a left/west on Seal Beach Blvd and drove for 2.6 miles until I reached CA-1. I turned left/south and drove for 2 miles. After 2 miles find public parking near the beach and walk to Sunset Beach.

From here, hike, swim, and surf along the beach to find the best place to photograph the sunset and surrounding area. Once the sun goes down, walk over to Don The Beachcomber and grab a rum drink at the Tiki Bar.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Swimsuit
  • Tripod
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Surfboard
Read More

Share

Activities:

Bodysurfing, Chillin, Kayaking, Photography, Stand Up Paddle, Surfing, Swimming

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Rating:

Features:

Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Romantic
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

about 1 month ago

Get what you expect

This is a great spot if you are in the area. The entire Pacific Coast Highway gives you plenty of options for a great sunset. Stop by Brix before or after for a craft brew.

about 1 month ago

about 1 month ago

Great Beach

I love going to Sunset. It always seems to be far less crowded than it's neighbors like Seal or Huntington. You can't beat sitting on a lifeguard tower and watching the sunset!

about 1 month ago

Added by Alex Anderson

I grew up hunting and fishing the back woods of Louisiana all winter, and backpacking the mountains all summer. I try to spend every free moment skiing, backpacking, fishing or finding an adrenaline rush!

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the B.F.I. Trail in Crystal Cove State Park

Orange County / B.F.I.

To get to the trailhead, enter Crystal Cove State Park through the Crystal Cove El Moro Campground entrance immediately next to El Moro Elementary School.

Josiah Roe
1 Saves

Surf Brooks Street Beach

Orange County / Brooks Street

Brooks Street Beach is just a couple of blocks off the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Parking can be tricky, so be forewarned that you may need to walked a few blocks.

Josiah Roe
3 Saves

Climb Aliso Peak via the Valido Trail

Orange County / Valido Trail

The Valido Trail trailhead can be found just off West street off the Pacific Coast Highway, just south of Aliso Beach. Park on West Street past the trailhead. The trail proceeds approximate .

Josiah Roe
2 Saves