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The best places to watch sunrise

Getting up early has never been more worthwhile

It’s time to establish a real connection between body, mind and soul. Especially in this time of COVID-19 when constant restrictions of all sorts may cause self-doubt and even depression.

From personal experience, I know just how difficult it can be to get up early. I’ve missed many sunrises because I chose to sleep in instead. Then again, on the mornings that I actually did make it in time, I could kick myself for the ones I’ve missed. 

To experience a sunrise is to receive the gift of a promise that holds true, no matter what our circumstances. Just like every person is not the same, every situation is not the same, so it is with the breaking of a new day. Every sunrise is different. That said, every sunrise has one thing in common. Namely, a new beginning. And that is the gift we get to receive. An opportunity to make a change, to start over, to try something new, or simply just to be and enjoy the glory of nature.

Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

Sunrise quotes to inspire

“What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.” – Oprah Winfrey

“The darkness that follows a sunset is never so dark that it can change the inevitability of a sunrise.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

“Don’t you feel you get value for your day if you’ve actually watched the sun rise?” ― AJ Vosse

“Surprises are one of the secrets of a good relationship. Find someone who, out of the blue, will grab you, and a blanket, take you to a secluded spot and canoodle as the sun rises…” ― Virginia Alison

“The most beautiful sunset is when you have it with your beloved one and the most beautiful sunrise is quite the same.”― Galina Nelson

“The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.”  ― Anthony T. Hincks

“If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.” – Nathan Phillips

“A sunrise is God’s way of saying, ‘Let’s start again.’” ― Todd Stocker

“Everyday a million miracles begin at sunrise.” – Eric Jerome Dickey

Peace is seeing the sunrise and knowing who to thank.

Praia do Camilo lies in Lagos and is one of the most popular beaches. If you catch the sunrise, the crowds are mostly at home, and you have it all to yourself. 

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” — Jo Walton

An early morning walk in Pretoria’s Waterkloof suburb is a marvelous way to start a day.

“Wake late, win late.” ― Amit Kalantri

New York city may be a concrete jungle but you still get to enjoy the most beautiful sunrises. 

“Dance when the sun comes up.” ― A.D. Posey

Pack a picnic basket and celebrate life at the southernmost point of the African continent.

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” -John Muir

Take time to sit down and reflect for a while.

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

“Listen to the wind blow, watch the sun rise.” ― Fleetwood Mac

Let the sun rise in front of you and in you.

“Each day is born with a sunrise.” ― Suzy Kassem

Watch sunrises, not Netflix.

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

“Nature unfolds her treasure at the first ray of sunrise.” ― Kishore Bansal

Sunrise, coffee, adventure.

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir

Appreciate the beauty…

“The sun coming up every day is a story.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Be the sunrise. We can and will defeat any night.” – Travel and Home