Best Sunsets in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Sunsets add another dimension and another layer to enjoying Brooklyn.  While Brooklyn, New York is the borough with the most cultural flavor to it, the sunsets just make the photos hit another level.

We have compiled a list of the top Brooklyn sunsets we could find on the web. If you’re a photographer, this list of places to take sunsets might inspire you.  Maybe you’ll seek out a location and fall in love with Brooklyn once more.

So, if you’re in the mood to get into the various neighborhoods in Brooklyn and really look forward to the golden hour, this list might be for you.


1. Coney Island

Coney Island is a classic and there are so many unique old-fashioned rides there that they make the perfect backdrop.


2. Coney Island’s parachute drop

This drop just makes an awesome view and with the sunset, it’s just an entirely new level of awesome.


3. Brooklyn Bridge

Of course, the Brooklyn Bridge is also iconic and you really can’t go wrong from any level.  Just be sure to stand a bit east of it to have it eliminated by the setting sun.


4. BQE

Okay, most people don’t love the BQE but look at this view looking straight down the highway at Manhattan.


5. Coney Island Boardwalk

This is an alternate take of the Coney Island Boardwalk.



6. Downtown Brooklyn

Everybody seems to take this shot and it’s easy to see why with the bridge framed by the buildings.


7. Dumbo

Sunset over lower Manhattan as seen from Dumbo is just a wonderful juxtaposition.



8. Brooklyn Bridge

Getting the sunset right on the bridge is just such a classic shot that it can’t be missed.


9. Williamsburg Bridge

The Williamsburg Bridge is often overlooked but makes for an incredible shot.



10. Verrazano Bridge

The Verrazano screams classic Brooklyn and there’s actually a beautiful view looking just west over the bridge.