If you are traveling to the beautiful island of Key West soon, you should know that the sunset is a pretty big deal around there!
Every day, hundreds of locals and tourists gather together to celebrate it in many different ways and places that go from sunset cruises to luxurious restaurants.
In this post, you will find all the best places to see the sunset in Key West.
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The best places to watch the sunset in Key West
Deciding the best place to watch the sunset in Key West is difficult because they are all pretty amazing.
So it will all depend on your budget and the experience you are looking to have. These are some of my favorite places:
Mallory Square is the most traditional place for watching the sunset on the island. I would go there every chance I could and it never got any less amazing!
If you can, get to Mallory around two hours before the sunset. That way, you can secure a good place at the edge of the water, watch some of the many great artists performing at the square and even enjoy some good old Key West Sunset Ale.
From a helicopter
That’s right! You absolutely can watch the sunset on a Key West helicopter tour. Talk about a bucket list experience, huh?
From a Key West Sunset Cruise
This is my favorite! I went on a sunset cruise in my last week living in Key West, and it was just so special.
The sail lasts around two hours and is one of the best things to do in Key West, in my opinion. There is tropical live music, complimentary food, an amazing view of the sunset, and bottomless margaritas.
Does it ever get better than that? I don’t think so!
If you miss Key West and wish you could be there right now, you can always watch the sunset from one of the Key West sunset cams. This one is the best.
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
Fort Zachary Taylor State Park is another perfect place to catch the sunset in Key West.
After an afternoon enjoying the beach, sit by the rocks and you will see some views you will never forget.
Latitudes in Sunset Key
Last but not least, Latitudes is an amazing restaurant located in Sunset Key, an exclusive island right by Key West.
You can take a complimentary ferry there, and the sunset there is said to be breathtaking. You can visit Latitude’s website for more information.
At what time is the sunset in Key West
The time of the sunset changes quite often on the island. To keep track, you can always check this website to predict the sunrise and sunset in Key West.
Findind a place to stay
If you haven’t booked a hotel in Key West yet, that’s okay! Here are some of our favorites:
- Best Hotel: Pier House Resort & Spa
- Boutique Hotel: The Marquesa Hotel
- Pet-friendly: The Perry Hotel Key West
- For families: Southernmost Resort
- Hotel Pool: Hyatt Centric
- Oceanfront: Casa Marina Key West, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
- Best Spa: Ocean Key Resort & Spa
- Adult only: H2O Suites
Wrap-up: Best places to watch the sunset in Key West
That’s a wrap! I really hope you loved these suggestions on great places to watch the sunset in Key West. You can find more posts about this beautiful island here.
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