Sunset on a Mauritian Beach

Think of beach time at the edge of an ocean and the words sand, sun and salt water come to mind. Add the idea of relaxation and beauty to these key elements, and you will have the recipe for what I enjoy most about the view of the sea. The best beach moments for me are watching the sunsets, no matter from what beach you view the ocean. On a trip to Mauritius, my family and I viewed a number of beach sunsets.

Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The first sunset I have shown you was taken while watching the sun set on a rocky beach. We had not spent time in the water, but the peace and tranquillity of the moment was a balm to my soul.

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Sunset at Grand Baie. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The second sunset we watched was at Grand Baie. While my husband and I watched the setting sun, our children played on the beach sand. What a joy it was to see them enjoying themselves.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
On a  sunset beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

On another evening we watched the sun set after a few hours of beach time. Even though the sun was going down, people continued to enjoy the salty water.

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End of a day at the beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

For many, though, it was time to pack up and go home. The next day was Monday: a day of work and the weekly routine.

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A Mauritian beach sunset. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Another beach sunset I watched was from the chaise-lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel. I lay back in the chair and relaxed as I absorbed Mother Nature’s beauty.

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A sunset sky. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

At times the brilliance of the orange sun was astounding.

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Marking the end of a day. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I noticed a beauty too in the lengthening shadows and the silhouettes that showed themselves to all those who wished to see.

I enjoy many moments at the edge of the sea. The ones I enjoy most, however, are the ones I spend there at the end of the day. I enjoy the colours, the silhouettes, the sound of the waves meeting the shore, and the sense of peace that fills me.

What do you enjoy most about the sea?

(This post was inspired by the folks at The Daily Post at

65 thoughts on “Sunset on a Mauritian Beach

  1. Last Labor day weekend, I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at the beach with good friends. We spent the time swimming, talking and eating a luscious meal. On that day, we watched the sun set over a wide sky to the west and a full moon rise over the wide water.


  2. I share your opinion that the evening is best at the beach! Lovely sunsets and tranquility. I enjoyed your series of photographs.


  3. It is unbelieveable what water is doing or the Sea rather to the human beings – It is so great so huge and so marvellous to be in and look at – Wonderful series of photo – Thanks for sharing


  4. The grandeur of nature and its appalling beauty are proofs that only the Almighty God can create such wonder. Lo and behold His Majesty, the Lord of the Universe.

    Thanks for sharing this Colline. Amazingly beautiful.


  5. These are beautiful images, Colline. I love the silhouettes in the setting sun. I especially loved the ones of the children. I agree. My favorite time at the ocean is late in the evening when the sun sets. I love the sound of the ocean too. I am not a sun bunny! 🙂 I enjoyed these very much. You have returned to my Reader, I am happy to report!


    1. That is good news George. I, however, am quite upset by the update of the app I am using. It has cut my newsfeed and I am unable to see all the blogs that I subscribe to 😦


  6. I have always lived to the West of water, meaning that I’ve seen countless sunrises. It is such a treat to vacation somewhere to the East of water, making sunset watching a possibility. Both are beautiful, to be sure, but it is nice to watch one with a glass of wine, rather than a cup of coffee, in my hand. 🙂


  7. Colline, my last days (19 years) spent beside the Indian Oceon in South Africa are etched on my heart. Sunrise was so beautiful, I would get up early when I could, when work allowed. Lovely photos, Liz


  8. These are truly beautifuly and nicely captured. What I like most about sea is the stillness at the end of the day, the smells, and the sense of vastness…


  9. Beautiful sunsets! I am with you, I do the same when I am at the coast, always on the beach early for sunrise and sunsets. I love them both and they are both very different. It is something wonderful to watch, peaceful, joyful and most beautiful. Mother nature is so wonderful.

    check out a couple pics of sunset I caught this week; Sunset and Icicles



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