How to Enjoy the Sunset at Phillip Island

The sunsets at Phillip Island are truly unforgettable! Known for its flora and fauna, Phillip Island is set right along the picturesque coast of Victoria.

Almost every spot in the region is surrounded by thick bushland or stunning beach, with several areas on the island having the potential for being a perfect sunset spot.

  • Summerland Beach

    Summerland Bay Beach is one of the best places to visit when exploring Phillip Island. Home to the world-famous Penguin Parade, where visitors can see the Little Penguins waddle from the ocean to their nearby nests, the beach is crowded with people every night. To keep the penguins safe from harm, the facility has built a state of the art viewing platform, where guests can park themselves at just before the penguins come out. As these creatures emerge from the water right after sunset, you can actually first enjoy the stunning view of the glowing sun as its sets beyond the ocean’s horizon. Taking a few snaps of the view before the main attraction arrives!

  • Magiclands

    Set off from Woolamai Beach and walk towards the staircase that leads up to the Cape Woolamai track. Instead of heading up, walk further, and you’ll reach an enchanting land known as Magiclands. Best visited at low tide, with the rock formations covered in bright green moss making for a truly unforgettable sight. Seeing these rocks during the sunset enhances them even further. With the bright glow of orange contrasting beautifully with the green! Simply bring a beach towel or picnic blanket and set up on the soft sands for a picture-perfect sunset experience!

  • The Rhyll Conservation walk

    If you are after a sunset stroll, why not head down the smooth boardwalk of the Rhyll Conservation walk. This trail weaves between Conservation Hill Reserve and Rhyll, making for a stunning scenic trip of thick bushland and still waters. At the trailhead section, there is usually a mob of Wallabies hanging about the grassland, hopping around and eating the grass. Head down to the Rhyll Inlet and enjoy the gorgeous boardwalk through the Mangroves as the setting sun reflects onto the tranquil water.

  • The Pinnacles

    Phillip Island’s Pinnacles are remnants of an ancient volcano, found on the stunning ocean coastline, and making for a perfect natural sunset spot. The beach and clifftops are enhanced even more in the glowing sun, with the jagged rock formations truly a marvelling sight to see in person. The history of the region is fascinating to discover, so you can even join in on a tour here to learn more about the history and natural formations further.

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