The Cape has gorgeous beaches, great restaurants and some of the absolute best sunsets around. The Cape Cod Bay particularly tops the charts since it has spots up high you can access with sweeping views. There is nothing like watching the sun dip into the horizon over the water with so many swirling colors.

We’ve compiled a list of what we think are some of the best spots to see a truly spectacular Cape Cod sunset. They are definitely bucket list worthy! So make sure to check them out on your next trip to the Cape!

Top Spots for Cape Cod Sunsets

Thumpertown Beach (Eastham)

This popular beautiful beach is situated on the bay of Cape Cod. At low tide there are sand bars and tide pools to explore. At high tide you can swim, tube, paddleboard or take up some sailing. Just watch the tides to make sure you don’t get stuck when the water goes out. Watch amazing sunsets on the beach or with some sweeping views at the top of the stairs.

For the perfect getaway, find the perfect Eastham vacation rental.

The Knob (Falmouth)

The Knob is part of a nature preserve and a great place to take a peaceful walk at sunset. You will also most likely see some birds from the nearby sanctuary. There is a spot at the end of the causeway that is an ideal location to see the sun go down and snap some pictures.

For an amazing getaway, find the perfect Falmouth vacation rental.

Skaket Beach (Orleans)

Skaket Beach is on the bayside of Orleans. This beach is a popular family destination and the sunsets are incredible. If the sun is setting at low tide you can walk out onto the sandbars to enjoy the glorious view.

For the perfect family getaway, find the perfect Orleans vacation rental.

Race Point (Provincetown)

Race Point Beach is at the very tip of the Cape and surrounded by water. It is the perfect spot to catch the most perfect sunset. Make sure to bring your camera as this location is definitely Instagram-worthy when the sun sets behind Race Point Lighthouse. If you’re looking for something different, Art’s Dune Tours offers an unforgettable sunset tour.

For the perfect getaway, find the perfect Provincetown vacation rental.

Chapin Beach (Dennis)

Chapin Beach is another gorgeous bayside beach on the Cape. This beach is a hidden gem and a bit less touristy than some of the other beaches. If you are looking for something more secluded to see the sunset this is the spot for you.

For the perfect getaway, find the perfect Dennis vacation rental.

Paine’s Creek (Brewster)

Paine’s Creek has incredible sandbars that go as far as the eye can see. Sunsets here are breathtaking. The sand is soft and the sky when clear lights up with so many shades.

For the perfect getaway, find the perfect Brewster vacation rental.

Cape Cod Canal

The Cape Cod Canal has a 14-mile path around it that is great for walking, biking and even stopping for a snack and view at one of the recreational areas. In the late afternoon you can even catch a great sunset view!

For the perfect getaway, find the perfect Bourne vacation rental.


Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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