Why Are Ventura Sunsets so Special?

Surfer sitting at solimar

By Visit Ventura

If you are from Ventura, you know. Our lucky town experiences sunsets second to none. They are beyond words, these sunsets. People stand transfixed; on their balconies, in their front yards, on the beach, on the Ventura Pier. Drivers pull to the side of the road. Surfers sit quietly.


Paint spilled in the heavens and daubed, perfectly imperfect, across the sky.

It just feels good.

And after that, the stars pop.


It’s more than blood orange colors, though. Again and again Venturans silently watch something we have watched a thousand times before. Sunsets conjure memories of times past. Dreams of future memories. Musings on accomplishments and regrets, of things gained, and opportunities missed. Paths chosen, and so, paths bypassed.

The musings, they are as poignant and weight-filled as the colors.

Photo by Summer Vaughn

Yes, it’s more than blood orange colors.

There is a lesson in sunsets and it is a lesson worth noting.

Sunsets, they remind us.

They whisper of something we should never forget.

Every ending brings a new beginning.