Wondering where the best places to watch the sun set on the Sunshine Coast are?  These are our five favourite locations – check them out!

1. Point Cartwright

Drive time from Ramada Resort by Wyndham Marcoola Beach: 20 minutes

Ah, Carties – we couldn’t pass you by even if we wanted to!  One of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic surfing spots, Point Cartwright is a stunning place to watch the sun both rise and set.  Park a picnic blanket on the grass around Point Cartwright Light, and listen to the pounding surf as the sun sinks below the western horizon.

2. Mount Coolum

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Drive time from Ramada Marcoola Beach: 6 minutes

Mount Coolum is famous for its incredible 180-degree views of the Sunny Coast, but this dome-shaped mountain has some pretty awesome west-facing views too.  Scarper over to the far side of the Mount Coolum lookout as the afternoon draws on, and you’ll have the privilege of witnessing the sun setting over panoramic views of the Queensland interior.

3. Gerrards Lookout

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Drive time from Ramada Resort by Wyndham Golden Beach: 38 minutes

Like Coolum, Gerrards Lookout draws crowds thanks to its jaw-dropping views of rugged mountains and distant ocean – to catch the sunset, just spin around and face west!  You’ll still be able to witness the day’s departure in all its fiery glory from a covered pavilion, making this the perfect place to bring your partner and some yummy takeout.

4. Mount Ngungun

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Drive time from Ramada Golden Beach: 37 minutes

It’s a little bit of a hike, but an afternoon drive to Mount Ngungun in the Glasshouse Mountains is well worth the effort.  Where else on the Sunny Coast can you experience such incredible, 360-degree views?  Lace up those hiking shoes, load your partner up with supplies and a bottle of something, and cuddle up as the sun goes down in one of Queensland’s most iconic locations.

5. Anzac Park

Drive time from Ramada Golden Beach: 11 minutes

It doesn’t get much better than an evening cuddled up on the grass in one of Caloundra’s prettiest parks.  Watch the setting sun glitter on the rolling waves with your SO, and then head to one of Caloundra’s best restaurants like Tides or Three for a romantic dinner neither of you will ever forget.

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