Sunsets at the Beach – The Best Sunsets

Sunsets at the Beach

Growing up in the California Bay Area allowed me to experience a lot of different places when I was younger.  Most of California is a melting pot so you experience the world in one spot.  We could be in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Yosemite, Los Angeles, or at countless beaches along the coast within two or three hours. However, the place that I have always enjoyed the most was the beach. There is something about it that just relaxes the soul.  Sure, most probably would agree that  SoCal beaches are the best beaches in California because of it’s nice warm weather but I prefer the rocky scenic spots in Northern California.

Beach photography has always been my favorite so thinking about moving away to a place with no beaches is something I don’t think about much. Not only do beach photos look  magical, the slow crashing and swelling of sea sound are a naturally calming veil of noise that is soothing and relaxing to the brain.   It makes spending time there slow down.



Traveling to Sunsets Everywhere

From my experience, traveling everywhere and seeing sunsets in many angles , I believe that sunsets at the beach are 2nd to none.  Just an hour before the sun starts to set, you’re  wrapped in golden light and time slows down until everything turns blue.  Sunsets at the beach makes me feel reborn, but no matter where I am, sunsets always makes me feel a certain way.

It was sunsets that taught me that beauty sometimes only lasts for a couple of moments, and it was sunrises that showed me that all it takes is patience to experience it all over again. We all know just how romantic and inspiring it can be, but most of us only make time for it during vacations, as if this calming and beautiful moment can only occur in exotic places where we’re free from everyday obligations.  At the beach before the waves, this feeling magnifies.




The thing is, the sun sets everyday and no matter where you are, it can infuse wonder in the worse moment of our lives. It only lasts a few moments a day, but it can slow down your perception of time. The emotion that arises when one encounters something so strikingly vast that it provokes a need to update one’s mental schemas. It feels like you have more time available and are less impatient. Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment, which underlies the capacity to adjust time perception, influences decisions, and make life feel more satisfying than it would otherwise.

This is why photoshoots at the beach are my favorite creative space.

Andy H. Tu