Experiencing a sunrise or sunset is a very romantic and picturesque moment. However, even if you do not have that special someone, it is also a great experience to enjoy on your own. Barbados is ranked as one of the best Caribbean destinations to watch sunrises and sunsets. This article presents 12 of the best places across the island to engage in this activity.
Best Places to Watch the Sunset
Virtually, any beach or area on the west or south coast is ideal for watching for sunsets. Sunsets usually occur between 6:00pm and 6:30pm in Barbados (depending on the time of the year). The ideal locations in the area are usually beaches, so throwing a picnic basket in the car and setting up camp on the beach as you watch the sunset is not a bad idea. Here are 7 of the best spots to view sunsets:
Location: Oistins, Christ Church
Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
Location: Hastings, Christ Church
Location: Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church
Location: Spring Garden Highway, St. Michael
Location: Folkestone, St. James
Location: St. James
Best Places to Watch the Sunrise
The South Coast is to the sunset, what the East Coast is the sunrise. Those who live in the countryside with a view of the East Coast are ideally placed to see the best sunrises in the island. However, even if one does not live in the country, a nice cool early morning drive to St. Joseph, St. John or St. Andrew, will allow you to experience awesome sunrises as well, which usually occur between 5:30am and 6:00am, depending on the time of year. You can also catch some nice sunrises on the South Coast as well.
Location: Ermy Bourne Highway, Belleplaine, St. Andrew
Location: St. Joseph
Cherry Tree Hill
Location: St. Andrew
Location: St. Philip
The Crane Beach
Location: The Crane Resort, St. Philip
Therefore, if you are on your way home from or going to work in the evening or early morning, take a slight detour and experience the sunrise and sunset in Barbados. While you can also plan nice evening or early morning outing to experience these, it can also be something you do spontaneously, which will certainly not detract from the overall experience.
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