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6 stunning Maltese sunsets that will make you love autumn
Capture that positive energy!

Kristina Cassar Dowling

As the sun sets, we bid farewell to the day gone. Taking a breath to watch the sun set and rise empowers you with so much energy that no matter what a tough day you’ve got ahead or how difficult your day might have been, the painterly sky will get you back on track. Still, waking up to the sound of your alarm is hard enough, so waking up at dawn may be unlikely for most. If catching the morning rays is not quite possible, do your utmost to watch the sun go down at the end of the day every now and then - it's magical! Here are some beautiful captures by people who have done just that this autumn.

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Golden Bay

Probably the most perfect spot to watch the sun go down. Golden Bay and Riviera Martinique boast unobstructed views where the sphere of fire in the sky gently descends into the water’s horizon as you watch the sky change colours like a kaleidoscope.

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Blue Grotto

Ideal for an evening walk and perfect for a sunset watching adventure. Pack a sweater as it might get windy, but who cares when the orange, yellow, auburn and blue tinges fill the sky in a naturally wonderful way? You might be able to capture the shot, but be sure to capture the good vibrations.

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Dingli Cliffs

An equally windy spot with one of Malta’s most magnificent views. The sea goes on for days with the horizon struggling to make an appearance on sunny days, as the warmth of the sun dominates the skyline day in, day out. Sit on a bench and discuss your day with someone you love.

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Comino

Not an easy sight to enjoy due to the semi-vast waters that separate the islands, but if you’re lucky enough to have camped here overnight or happen to enjoy this from a passing boat, you’re one lucky sailor.

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St Paul’s Bay

Another super spot to watch the sun go down - ideally over St Paul’s islands with a spectacular meal on the way. As you look out into the distance, fishing boats may be making their way back to shore as the waves crash against the rocks and the gulls head home for the night.

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As Phil Dunphy wisely states in ABC’s Modern Family: “watch a sunrise at least once a day.” Though to be fair, I’m sure he’d agree to watching a sunset at least once a day too.

21st September 2020


Kristina Cassar Dowling
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Kristina Cassar Dowling
A local writer in love with the Maltese islands, Kristina is a hunter for all things cultural both in Malta and outside its shores. A curious foodie, music fanatic, art lover and keen traveller with an open mind and a passion for writing.

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