Best Locations to Watch a Sunset in Cardiff
Who doesn't love watching the sun go down after a gorgeous sunny day? Luckily for you, Cardiff is fantastically situated for watching a sunset. Here we reel off the best places for you to watch the sky turn pink and get the perfect sunset snaps with no obstructions!
One of Cardiff’s best attraction and a perfect spot to witness the sunset. Cardiff Bay is a real hot spot for both locals and visitors due to the sheer number of fun activities on site when it arrives in the summer months. Not only can you witness a beautiful sunset, but you can end the evening off with a nice meal as there are many store and food spots right there!
Cardiff Bay Barrage
Just a short walk from the Bay is the barrage which also features magnificent view of the sea, sunset, and Cardiff Bay itself! Cardiff's famous bay is a real treat to behold if you don't normally get the chance to get out and experience it, but it's a great spot for a nice walk or bike ride, with wonderful views of the Severn Estuary. This is something we recommend seeing and a walking route you should certainly explore!
Not only is this a great tourist attraction but it can be a wonderful sight at sunset. The castle lit up by the warm glow of the evening sun is truly beautiful. It's situated on a mound in central Cardiff and offers gorgeous views over the city, Cardiff Docks, the Bristol Channel and the beautiful Glamorgan countryside. So maybe make a visit to the castle in the evening if you want to see the sunset there too!
One of our favourite gems of the city, not explored and experienced enough by tourists and day-trippers alike, Roath Park and lake is a fantastic free day out for anyone and everyone. A massive Victorian park with a lovely lake, adventure playground and a botanic garden. This is a great place to view the sunset and enjoy the trees, nature, and the lake waters. The sunset view here is gorgeous and not to be missed. Bring a picnic basket and blanket and come with your friends, family or partner and enjoy the views.
Bute Park is Cardiff's biggest city centre park, with 130 acres of meadows, woodland and parkland to explore. This is a large riverside park with large and rare trees, an arboretum, Victorian gardens, a café, and friary ruins offers the perfect opportunity to catch the sunset! With a castle in the backdrop and located in Cardiff city centre this massive park is one you’d be unfortunate not to see.
Long Wood Nature Reserve
This final recommendation is a little farther out and more suited to those who really enjoy the natural greenery and peaceful nature reserve vibes. The sun shining through the trees and the orange sky in this location will make you feel at home and at one with the world. Just kidding but it is definitely a sight to see and a place to visit.