Bare Island: How this location transforms into Sydney’s most beautiful sunset spot at 5.30pm 

A video of a picturesque spot to watch the sun go down has been viewed by thousands on TikTok – with sunset chasers left in awe at the vivid eruption of colours.

Bare Island is connected to La Perouse by a bridge in Sydney’s south east and has recently become one of the most popular places in the city to head at dusk.

A recent visitor filmed the dramatic change from daylight to dusk and said ‘colours suddenly emerged from nowhere’ as they watched the sun dip into the sea.

Bare Island, off La Perouse in Sydney's south- east, has been described as the best spot in the city to watch the sun set

The island and surrounds are completely transformed with 'colour coming out of nowhere, as the sun goes down

Bare Island, off La Perouse in Sydney’s south- east, has been described as the best spot in the city to watch the sun set

The island looked just like any other in Sydney by day but by 5.30pm it had completely transformed.

The bright pink, purple, yellow and orange streaks across the sky were reflected in the water surrounding the island.

The video was captured from the bridge which stretched from the mainland to Bare Island.

The bright colours are reflected in the water as the sun goes down

The bright colours are reflected in the water as the sun goes down

Many agreed the spot is known for its ‘crazy good sunsets’, with many claiming that ‘everyone is Sydney’ is already aware of the beautiful spot.

Others had no idea the hidden gem existed despite living nearby.  

‘I come here all the time, but have never been for sunset, how have I managed to miss this,’ one woman wrote. 

The spot is known as one of the most magical to catch the sunset in Sydney

The spot is known as one of the most magical to catch the sunset in Sydney

Others warned heading to the popular spot to watch the sun go down came with risks.

‘You are all getting fined by the time you finish this recording. No parking after sunset, gates closed, the end,’ one man warned. 

The video which was uploaded by viewswithdav quickly went viral and been seen more than 622k times with more than 82k people liking the post.

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the carpark closing between 7pm and 5am daily

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the carpark closing between 7pm and 5am daily

Bare Island is very popular with locals and with Instagram users with hundreds heading to the bay every year to take photos for their feed

Bare Island is very popular with locals and with Instagram users with hundreds heading to the bay every year to take photos for their feed

Bare Island is popular with locals and with Instagrammers with hundreds heading to the bay every year to take photos for their feed.

A fort was built on the island in 1885, to protect Port Botany. 

The area is protected by NSW National Parks with gates to the carpark closing between 7pm and 5am daily.

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