16 Best Sunset Spots In Massachusetts

Massachusetts is home to many beautiful sunset locations which can be found throughout the state. This blog post covers the best beaches, parks, and harbors to catch the sun setting in Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Canal

The Cape Cod Canal is an artificial waterway connecting Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south. The canal is approximately 7 miles long and there are three bridges across the canal. Two bridges are for automobilizes and one is for trains. There is a lovely walking/biking path along the canal on both sides and it is a perfect place to capture the canal at sunset.

Chapin Beach, Dennis

Chapin Beach is considered by many to be one of the best beaches on Cape Cod. The beach features miles of undeveloped landscape that’s perfect for relaxing and walking. The water is also rather calm and during low tide large tidal flats are revealed. Head to Chapin Beach in the evening to capture a beautiful Massachusetts sunset.

Chappaquoit Beach, Falmouth

Chappaquoit Beach is one of the smaller town beaches in Falmouth, but it is a great lowkey beach to avoid the Cape Cod crowds. The beach features a long, narrow strip of white sand overlooking Buzzards Bay. Head out to the beach during the evening to catch the sun setting behind Buzzards Bay!

Charles River Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city. The esplanade is one of the greatest places to relax and see beautiful views. Head to the esplanade to catch the sun setting over the river!

Cisco Beach, Nantucket

Cisco Beach is a beautiful beach located on Nantucket’s south side. Cisco is accessible via the Hummock Pond Road bike path and has a large dirt parking area. There are plenty of waves which makes it an exciting beach to swim at or just relax. Head to Cisco Beach to witness a stunning sunset over the Atlantic Ocean!

Corn Hill Beach, Truro

Corn Hill Beach is one of the greatest beaches to capture the sunset on Cape Cod. The beach is located in Truro in the outer Cape and features a beautiful view of the Cape Cod Bay. The beach is a very popular sunset viewing spot, so be sure to get there early!

Fan Pier Park, Boston

Fan Pier Park offers one of the most legendary views of the Boston skyline. If you head to the park in the evening, you can catch lovely skies behind the buuidlings.

Gray’s Beach, Yarmouth

Gray’s Beach is home to a small sweep of sand and shallow waters, perfect for swimming or launching kayaks/SUPs. But, Gray’s Beach is most well-known for its long boardwalk. The boardwalk is built above a marsh with meandering salt waterways hosting a variety of sea life including schools of small fish, crabs, shellfish, and a solitary two-foot striped bass. Head out to the Gray’s Beach boardwalk during the sunset to see amazing views!

Harding’s Beach, Chatham

Harding’s Beach in Chatham is a beautiful beach facing the Nantucket Sound. The beach features over a mile of sandy beach and two large parking lots to handle the beachgoers. In the summer, Harding’s has three lifeguard stations, a bathhouse with showers, and food service trucks in each parking lot. Due to its unique location, it is one of the best places to view the sun setting over the Nantucket Sound.

Linnell Landing Beach, Brewster

Linnell Landing Beach is a stunning beach located on the Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, MA. The beach is very long and has nice white sand. Like other Brewster beaches on the bay side, the tidal flats extend far out during low tide. Head out to Linnell Landing Beach to catch the sunset and you won’t be disappointed!

Madaket Beach, Nantucket

Madaket Beach can be found on the far west coast of Nantucket Island. The beach is one of the greatest on Nantucket because it is extremely low-key and clean. Due to it’s west-facing location, it is a popular sunset viewing location on Nantucket for locals and visitors of the island!

Rock Harbor, Orleans

Rock Harbor is a beautiful harbor on Cape Cod Bay located between Orleans and Eastham. The harbor is historic as it was the site of a skirmish during the War of 1812 between British soldiers and local militia on December 19, 1814. Today, the harbor is a popular beach location and is home to a small fleet of boats. Head over to Rock Harbor to catch a beautiful Massachusetts sunset!

Sandy Neck Beach, West Barnstable

Sandy Neck Beach is a lovely white sand beach that stretches 6 miles long in Barnstable, MA. Sandy Neck Beach is one of the greatest beaches on Cape Cod along the Cape Cod Bay. If you’re someone who loves a good sunset location, this is your beach!

Steps Beach, Nantucket

Steps Beach is a hidden gem on Nantucket. The beach offers protected shores with gentle waves washing onto the sandy beach. The beach can be accessed by a public stairway and it is surrounded by stunning gray-shingled mansions. Head to Steps Beach in the late evening to see a lovely beach scene complete with a stunning sunset!

The Headlands, Rockport

The Headlands are a nice natural area tucked away on a side street near downtown Rockport. It’s sometimes referred to as “Cape Ann’s Overlook Capital,” and it’s a short walk from Bearskin Neck and a nice place to get away from it all. The Headlands offers spectacular views of the sun setting over Rockport Harbor, Sandy Bay, and Cape Ann’s northern shoreline.

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Vineyard Haven

The stunning green-blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean surround Vineyard Haven Harbor, which is located south of Cape Cod. The primary port on Martha’s Vineyard is Vineyard Haven Harbor, which is also the island’s largest harbor. It’s only about 6 miles off the shore of Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod. Viewing the sunset over the harbor is truly a sight to see!

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