5 sensational sunset adventures in the UK

by Freya Merritt

The 21st of June marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! The warmer weather and hours of sunshine can only mean one thing - it’s time to get outside.

To help you make the most of those long summer evenings, we've found some of the best sunset adventures to try around the UK. From a night-time kayak trip complete with bioluminescence to a sunset SUP with a friendly octopus, we have the ultimate sunset adventures for you!

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Explore a Scottish bay by paddleboard

Soak up every second of the magical evening skies with Sup2Summit as you paddle around the unspoilt Catterline Bay on the Aberdeenshire coast. Relax and enjoy the sights as an experienced instructor guides you from the harbour to the coast on a stand-up paddleboard. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales, puffins, seals, and octopus that can be spotted on this SUP safari - it’s an experience you will never forget! Choose the 5-8 pm option for sunset perfection.

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Kayak through bioluminescent Irish waters

‘Ooh’ and ‘ahh’ your way through a mesmerising night-time kayaking trip in Kenmare Bay, in the south of Ireland. The expert guides at Emerald Outdoors will immerse you in the history and geography of this unique location. The experience starts with a spectacular sunset before moving onto the magical world of bioluminescence.

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Flow beneath a full moon

Breath in, relax, and admire the view. Where better to enjoy yoga than on the beach? Chrissy at Green Seas Yoga runs yin and vinyasa classes on the Teesside coast near Middlesbrough. Her monthly full moon yoga sessions offer a completely unique yoga experience, rounded off with a bonfire and the chance for a moonlight dip in the sea!

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Paddle along the Norfolk Broads at sundown

Explore North Norfolk’s sandy unspoiled coastline or meander your way down the quiet and peaceful Norfolk Broads. Brancaster Boards offer multi-day stand-up paddleboard hire so you can design your own route. Go at dusk for sunset and on a clear night you’ll see a sky full of stars twinkling above the shimmering water!

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Discover Royal William Yard at dusk 

Paddle on the calm glossy waters at Royal William Yard in Plymouth with South West SUP. The shape of the bay here creates sheltered conditions, offering flat waters without strong currents, making it perfect for stand-up paddleboarding. Book in for a bespoke SUP session and time your trip to sundown perfection. Or why not join their full moon paddle for a moon-lit paddleboarding extravaganza?

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There is something extraordinary about being outside while watching the sun going down. Combining a sunset with an awesome activity will take your experience to the next level. After a restricted 2020, it's time to embrace all the great activities on offer in the UK. Check out the eola marketplace for more activity inspiration. 

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