Western Australia has to be one of the best places in the world to watch the sun go down.
As you traverse along The Edge, you’re going to experience some of the most incredible sunsets you’ve ever seen. The scenery and landscape you’ll travel through on this road trip is so varied, which means one day you might watch those orange, pink and golden hues spread across a sky surrounded by giant forest, and the next you’ll watch it sink into the sparkling Indian Ocean. Wherever you are, when it comes to late afternoon, pack up a picnic and a sundowner and head to these spots for an evening you won’t forget.
We’ve complied 12 amazing sunset spots along The South West Edge for you to add to your itinerary and get some insta-worthy shots! Enjoy!
Pinky’s Beach Club – Rottnest
There are few better ways to enjoy a classic Western Australian sunset than overlooking the ocean with a cocktail in hand! Located next to the iconic Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island, perch yourself at the Pinky’s Beach Club for the afternoon as the sun disappears into the horizon, whilst sipping on some delicious cocktails. Boasting one of the most spectacular beach views on the island, we highly recommend this spot for your next island sunset.
The coastal city of Fremantle is perfectly located for an afternoon in the sun. With incredible beaches scattered along the coastline, you can enjoy a dip, drop the board in or simply lay on the sand relaxing. For an epic sunset, check out Port Beach, Leighton Beach or South Beach to name a few, or if you want to sip on a cold beer, toes in the sand whilst the sun goes down, head to the beach lounge area at Bather’s Beach House.
Walking distance from the Bunbury CBD is the Bunbury Lighthouse, a fantastic place along the coast to watch a classic WA sunset. You can’t miss the black and white checkered paint marking the location of the Lighthouse as you drive around town, which provides for a great photo opportunity of the iconic landmark. You might even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins frolicking in the ocean waters as the sun dips behind those sparkling ripples of the ocean.