Photographing Hervey Bay Sunsets
The entrance to Urangan Pier is located in the park at the corner of Charlton Esplanade and Pier Street, Urangan.
This is one of Hervey Bay’s famous icons and with a length that extends over a kilometre there are plenty of places that give you a good opportunity to shoot the sunset. We generally aim to be around 150 to 250 metres from the land-end of the pier.
There is a very small car parking area here … just remember to leave the emergency access gate clear. At this spot you can shoot from the area around the top of the emergency ramp or you can head down onto the beach.
You’ll get good results from the top of the bank and much better results from down on the beach.
Be sure to check the tide times though because this part of the beach is often completely submerged at high tide.
Gatakers Landing Restaurant
Perhaps the most civilised way to get a great sunset shot is to take it from Gatakers Bay Restaurant. Order a glass of your favorite wine, and then sit back on the veranda and wait.
When the sun does begin to set you will get some great shots through the trees and some great atmospheric shots if you choose to use your wine glass as a prop.
I’ve achieved some good results at this spot with nothing more than my mobile phone … and a glass of wine.
There are plenty of other locations that you may find that will give you the view to capture some great Hervey Bay sunset shots but these three locations are good places to start.