2 Lancashire Spots on the UK’s Best Beaches for Watching the Sunset

As the weather warms up, if you’re looking to capture a beautiful sunset on your camera, why not head to the beach?

With the sand between your toes and intact seascapes stretching as far as the eye can see, few panoramas offer such breathtaking images.

With that in mind, Parkdean Resorts wanted to find out which beaches were best for capturing the setting sun.

To find their five favourites, vacation the park company analyzed the number of instagram hashtags for sunsets at popular UK seaside resorts.

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Top 5 beaches to admire the sunset

Brighton Beach

8,469 hashtags

Lancashire Telegraph: Sunset over Brighton Beach.  Photo: ParkdeanSunset over Brighton Beach. Photo: Parkdean

Brighton Beach Sunset is the most hashtagged beach in the UK, with 8,469 and counting!

Brighton’s coastline is the perfect spot for sunset, with the Victorian Pier acting as the perfect feature for Instagram posts.

Margate Beach

2,071 hashtags

Margate is home to the second-best sunset-watching beach in the UK, with 2,071 Instagram posts showcasing these breathtaking views.

Blackpool Beach

1,515 hashtags

Lancashire Telegraph: Sunset over Blackpool Beach.  Photo: ParkdeanSunset over Blackpool Beach. Photo: Parkdean

Blackpool is the third most Instagrammed beach for watching the sunset, with 1,515 posts including #Blackpoolsunset.

Not only will the bright lights of this resort town impress you, but also the romantic sunsets from the beach.

Morecambe Beach

1,390 hashtags

The seaside resort of Morecambe Beach is the fourth most hashtagged sunset in the UK, with 1,390 hashtags displaying the golden hour in all its glory.

Newquay Beach

1,083 hashtags

The fifth most hashtagged sunset in the UK belongs to breathtaking Newquay Beach, with over a thousand hashtags featuring the spectacular setting sun, proving the city is not just a place ideal for surfing.

Top tips for photographing the sunset

Lancashire Telegraph: Looking down at a camera lens.  Picture: CanvasLooking at the lens of a camera. Picture: Canvas

As part of the research, Parkdean also found out how to best photograph the beautiful British sunset by talking to professional photographer Kelvin Davies.

“When shooting a sunset on any type of camera, I would always recommend using the grid setting to ensure your shot is in the ‘rule of thirds’ format. “. You can then align the horizon with the top or bottom third to emphasize the sky or the foreground.

“Depending on the environment, try using leading lines to create something that points towards the sun.

“If you’re using a smartphone, you can change the brightness to make the photo more dynamic. It can make the sun shine brighter or the silhouette look more dramatic.

“If you want to capture a photo using a subject or a person, I would always try to angle it so that the sun creates an interesting silhouette around the subject.”

In addition to Davies’ tips, follow these additional tips to get the most out of your beach time.

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1. Plan ahead – Watch what time the sun is due to set and arrive early to secure your spot.

2. Have snacks – You may have to wait a while to capture the perfect shot, so it’s best to be prepared.

3. Take layers – When the sun goes down, the weather gets colder and you will be so mesmerized by the view that you won’t want to leave!

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