Bare Island: how this location turns into Sydney’s most beautiful sunset at 5:30 pm

‘The colors came out of nowhere’: how this little-known spot turns into Sydney’s most beautiful sunset location at 5.30pm

  • Sunset chasers have revealed the best place to watch the sun go down in Sydney
  • Bare Island, which is connected to La Perouse by a bridge, changes at dusk
  • The stunning aerial landscapes are reflected in the water surrounding the island

A video of a scenic spot to watch the sun go down has been viewed by thousands on TikTok — with sunset hunters awestruck by the vibrant burst of colors.

Connected to La Perouse by a bridge in the south east of Sydney, Bare Island has recently become one of the most popular places in the city to go at night.

A recent visitor filmed the dramatic change from daylight to dusk, saying that “colors suddenly appeared out of nowhere” as they watched the sun sink into the sea.

The island and its surroundings are completely transformed with 'color that comes out of nowhere, when the sun goes down'

Bare Island, off La Perouse in Sydney’s southeast, has been described as the best place in the city to watch the sunset

The island looked just like any other in Sydney during the day, but by 5:30 pm it was completely transformed.

The bright pink, purple, yellow and orange stripes in the sky were reflected in the water surrounding the island.

The video was taken from the bridge that stretched from the mainland to Bare Island.

The bright colors are reflected in the water as the sun sets

The bright colors are reflected in the water as the sun sets

Many agreed that the place is known for its ‘crazy good sunsets’, and many argue that ‘everyone is Sydney’ already knows about the beautiful place.

Others had no idea the hidden gem existed, despite living nearby.

“I come here all the time, but have never been before sunset, how could I have missed this,” one woman wrote.

The place is known as one of the most magical places to catch the sunset in Sydney

The place is known as one of the most magical places to catch the sunset in Sydney

Others warned that visiting the popular spot to watch the sun come with risks.

“You’ll all be fined by the time you finish this recording. No parking after sunset, gates closed, the end,” a man warned.

The video uploaded by viewswithdav quickly went viral and was seen over 622k times with over 82,000 people liking the post.

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the car park closing between 7pm and 5am daily

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the car park closing between 7pm and 5am daily

Bare Island is very popular with locals and Instagram users with hundreds heading to the bay every year to take photos for their feed

Bare Island is very popular with locals and Instagram users with hundreds heading to the bay every year to take photos for their feed

Bare Island is popular with locals and Instagrammers alike, with hundreds heading to the bay every year to snap photos for their feed.

In 1885, a fortress was built on the island to protect Port Botany.

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the car park that close between 7pm and 5am daily.

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