5 Great Spots To Enjoy A Stunning Florida Sunset
We've scanned the Sunshine State to bring you the best places to catch a world-famous Florida sunset.
1. Clearwater Beach in Clearwater
Clearwater Beach is a namesake white-sand beach that pulls in the crowds from dawn until dusk. Pier 60 Park is the place to go for sunsets and all-round amazing marina views. This popular venue turns sunset-watching into a real spectacle, with its nightly festivals that start two hours before sunset and finish a good two hours later. There are some great carnival acts to keep you entertained, including musicians, magicians and jugglers.
2. South Pointe Park in Miami
Welcome to the palm-tree lined city of Miami! Located between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean, Miami is a 'holiday in the sun' metropolis known for its stunning beaches and rich Latin culture. In reality, you can watch the sun set from anywhere in the city, but South Pointe Park makes a great backdrop for its green patches and ocean views. A truly chilled out outdoor space for shade grazing and sunset gazing.
3. Siesta Key in Sarasota
Sarasota sits just an hour south of its big sister, Tampa. Home to white sands and shallow seas, Sarasota is a safe Florida beach destination for families. Spend the Sunday of your trip at Siesta Key, a crescent-shaped barrier island across one of two bridges from mainland Sarasota. Every week an hour before the sun begins to set, locals and visitors gather for a circa 60s style sunset ritual. It's a drum circle ritual that seeks to welcome the sunset, which attracts some old-school flower power, live music and a nice sunset if you're lucky. Here's what the ritual could usher in...
4. Mallory Square in Key West
Key West is a subtropical island city, which is part of the Florida Keys archipelago. Its world-famous pink and red sunsets take centre stage at Mallory Square, positioned at the iconic Key West Waterfront. Hailed as where the sun sets and the fun begins, this outdoor marketplace promises plenty of effervescence. Get set for a lively evening rubbing shoulders with fire dancers, artists, magicians as well as topping up on souvenirs at the market stalls.
5. Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando
One of Orlando's main bragging rights is, of course, Disney World. Look to the skies behind the Cinderella's Castle at dusk to get the most magical photos. The Disney parks after dark are known for their vibrant fireworks displays, which you may just catch if you stick around after sundown.