A sunset occurs at the moment that the upper limb of the sun dips below ones apparent horizon.  In Santa Barbara, we're lucky to have a plethora of beautiful beaches and hiking trails leading to expansive views, both of which lend themselves to what are (in our humble opinion) some of the best sunsets around.  

This fall is no exception.  With warmer evenings allowing residents to spend the final hours of their day outside, some pretty incredible pictures have been captured.  Kudos to the talented Instagram photographers who are responsible for some of our recent favorites, featured below: 


@noahds captures surreal colors over the ultra luxurious @BacaraResortandSpa 


 @mn8yrn living the active SB lifestyle on an evening run along the ridge above More Mesa Beach.


Our very own @riskinrio of Riskin Partners took this magnificent shot from inside the Coral Casino

@alisozio at the infamous Butterfly Beach in Montecito.

Swooning over the rainbow colored sky that @gypsyavalon perfectly shot.


A man of many talents, @seanmalarkey, gets credit for this photo of a SB sky so beautiful, it looks fake.

@falmouthgirl shows us just how breathtaking the colors can get over both our beaches and our majestic mountains.


Spanish singer @raqueldelrosario's showcases a magical sky and busy night at the beach. 


CA reggae band @soulmajestic on a glorious evening beach walk.


But, it's ultra talented photographer @sendingstache's photo of the coastline that takes the cake for our favorite Santa Barbara sunset picture to date!