Five great spots to watch the sunset this summer

After a hard day at work, what better way to unwind and restore your sense of self than by watching a glorious sunset? Whether you’re perched on a hill with views of the city, or sat on a sandy beach overlooking the ocean, the sunset is one of the most mindful activities we can experience in our lifetime. Here are five great places to see the sun take a bow, all of which can be reached by GWR train.

Lusty Glaze Beach

Descend the 133 steps to the golden sandy cove of Lusty Glaze. Surrounded by high cliffs, this secluded beach is one of Newquay’s best spots to watch the sun go down. With sweeping sea views and nothing but the Atlantic Ocean before you, this is a special place to watch the sun sink below the horizon.

Windsor Great Park

At the northern end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, you’ll find The Copper Horse statue (a monument to George III) and from here, incredible views towards the castle, the Staines reservoirs and even the London skyline. Sit back and relax as the evening draws in and the sky turns a beautiful shade of orange and pink.

Weymouth Beach

By day, the award-winning Weymouth Beach boasts miles of golden sand and exquisite waters, by night it becomes a haven for those wanting to chase the sun as it sinks into the sea.

Primrose Hill

At the summit of this famous London hill, located on the northern side of Regent’s Park, you’ll discover some of the capital’s most spectacular views of the city skyline. During the summer months, this grassy space becomes a magical place to watch the sunset.

Brighton Palace Pier

When your purse feels suitably lighter following a day in Brighton Palace Pier’s amusement arcade (those 2p coin machines get you every time!), take a moment to pause and gaze out at the sea as the sunlight starts to fade.