The Short List – Best Places to Take a Sunset Photo

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The Short List is a place to share opinions and discover new things about Cape Cod. This week we’re sharing our favorite places to take sunset photos, hand picked by CCB-Media staff members. What do you think? Did we cover them all? If not, add yours and we’ll republish later taking in the opinions of all the readers.

Cape Cod Canal and Bridges

Taking sunset photos at the canal with the iconic bridges in the foreground is bound to give some spectacular results! No other spot on the Cape offers shots like these.


Provincetown Dunes

At the tip of Cape Cod you can witness some of the best sunsets period. The views are really something else and are worth the trip alone even if you don’t live or stay in Provincetown.

Rock Harbor

Park by the harbor and enjoy the great view of the boats while the sun sets. You can walk pretty far out when it is low tide. A sunset at Rock Harbor should not be missed!


Sandy Neck

Take a walk through the marsh trail or by the dunes, there are sure to be some fantastic sunset views to be had. Spending an evening at Sandy Neck is one of the best ways to watch the day fade to night.

Skaket Beach

With an unbelievable view across Cape Cod Bay, Skaket beach provides a prime location to take sunset photos. Taking a sunset photo at low tide at Skaket beach is truly something special!

Barnstable Harbor

Depending on where you take your photo at Barnstable Harbor, you can capture boats along with the sunset. With Sandy Neck in the distance Barnstable Harbor offers a nice location for photographs.


Gray’s Beach

There is a boardwalk at this beach which is perfect for taking sunset shots over the ocean. You can also capture some photos across the marsh with plenty of wildlife present in the area.

Hyannis Harbor

You can capture some really intimate shots of the harbor with a gorgeous sunset in the background at Hyannis Harbor. There are some truly stunning photos waiting to be taken off of the docks.


First Encounter Beach

Bay views and a salt marsh, along with plenty of room to walk out into the bay at low tide makes First Encounter Beach a fantastic choice to take some sunset photos.

Mayflower Beach

Mayflower beach is a fantastic location to catch a sunset in Dennis.  Plan your visit when the tide is low and you’ll be back to walk for miles where ocean normally is. You can get some great shots of the sky over the water as the sun sets in the distance.


Notable Mentions:
· Bass River
· Sandwich Boardwalk
· Chapin Beach
· Chatham Light
· Corporation Beach
· Craigville Beach
· Falmouth Heights Beach
· Herring Cove Beach
· Nobska Light
· Old Silver Beach

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Like These Sunset Photos?

If you are a fan of these sunset shots, you definitely should take a look at these beautiful aerial photos of the Cape!

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