The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Miami, Florida - Get Lost With Jackie

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Miami, Florida

I am a complete sucker for a sunset. Wherever I am, home or traveling, I am always on the look-out for what I refer to as “a sunset spot”. (Essentially, just a great place to watch the sun go down.) In a little under two years of living in Miami I developed a love and affection for sunsets in the Magic City. The palm trees, the yachts, the colors.. all recipes for perfect sunsets. I’m giving you an ‘in’ on my favorite places to watch the sunset in Miami.

  1. Sunset Harbour (1928 Sunset Harbour Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

I mean, the name kind of gave it away. Here you can catch a beautiful sunset with a few palm trees, some yachts and a bit of the downtown Miami skyline.

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This was one of my favorite sunsets to date – the sky turned perfect hues of pink and purple.

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Miami, FloridaPhoto via @lovelysizzle on Instagram.

Photo via @elisabettapianta on Instagram

  1. Miami Beach marina

Your quintessential Miami sunset pictures will be captured here. Multi-million dollar yachts, the Port of Miami, the entire Downtown Miami skyline and a whoooooole bunch of palm trees make this marina a sunset lovers dream.

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I snapped this photo on the pathway along the marina.

Photo via @annnina__ on Instagram

Photo via @kel.obrien on Instagram

  1. Haulover Beach Park (10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154)

On a weekday at sunset this park is practically deserted which is always a great setting for a good sunset (except on Tuesday’s when they have a food-truck meet-up which is definitely a ‘must-do’ for foodies). There are a few yachts and fishing boats docked here and tons of palm trees for perfect silhouettes in your sunset shots.

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I captured this beauty right from my driver’s seat in my car.

Photo via @itsmarkalexander on Instagram

  1. The Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Key Biscayne (3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149)

Not only does this restaurant serve up some of the most delicious seafood, sushi and dinner dishes in Miami (read my review of The Rusty Pelican restaurant here); it also serves as one of the best places to watch the sunset in Miami, hands down. Right on the water in Key Biscayne adjacent to the Port of Miami overlooking the downtown Miami skyline this restaurant’s outdoor seating is a perfect place to say goodbye to the sun for the day.

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Dinner with a view? Don’t mind if I do…

  1. South Pointe Park (1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139)

At the very beginning of (or very end of – depending on your perspective) of South Beach is South Pointe Park. A gorgeous 17-acre public park in metropolitan Miami this park is a great place to go to sit to watch the sun set and the sky light up over downtown Miami.

Photo via @ilonapurdess on Instagram

Photo via @lovelysizzle on Instagram

  1. From a Drone or Helicopter

While it might not be practical or even attainable for everyone – there’s nothing more beautiful than aerial shots of Miami, especially during sunset. Don’t believe me? Check out these awesome aerials from fabulous Miami based photographers.

Photo via @calder on Instagram

Photo via @calder on Instagram

Photo via @11shots on Instagram

Photo via @11shots on Instagram


This article has 21 comments

  1. Lindz @ I've Been Bit!

    This makes me miss living in Miami so much! I loved watching the sunset from South Pointe Park.

    • Jacklyn Shields

      I don’t trust anyone who wouldn’t love watching the sunset in Miami! LOL I have to admit I’ve been missing the magic city, myself.

  2. Salomé

    Im always going to Miami, Thanks for this I will definitely try to admire the sunset in all those places. 😊

    • Jacklyn Shields

      I’m glad you liked it! Feel free to tag me on Instagram (@getlostwithjackie, #GLWJ) if you post any photos from my suggested places!

  3. Amy - Page Traveller

    Oh man, you had me at sunset. I love these gorgeous photos, thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been to Florida a couple of times (Disney fan – guilty!), but still haven’t ventured out to Miami! Will have to add this place into my itinerary next time I’m in the area, just for the sunsets!

    • Jacklyn Shields

      Oh, you totally need to get down to Miami!! Completely different vibes than Orlando – almost like a different country in itself. ANd thank you for your wonderful compliments on the photos!

  4. Katherine

    Who can ever really resist a beautiful sunset? And it looks like there are heaps of amazing places in Miami to catch them! I love the drone and helicopter pictures! This post reminded me of #SunsetsforKate. A woman who is going blind said that she’d miss seeing the sun set most of all, so people are hashtagging their sunsets for her to see now, before her vision completely fades.

    • Jacklyn Shields

      Oh, wow, Katherine! Thank you so much for bringing the #SunsetsForKate to my attention – I post tons of sunset photos and would totally love to contribute. Thats so sad to hear and I’d love to help <3

  5. Asmita

    Gorgeous collections of pictures! Your post made me nostaligic 🙂 I spent 4 years of my college life in Florida and now you have me wanting to go again ✈✈✈

    • Jacklyn Shields

      Oh, I’m so glad to have helped you revisit your time in Florida! I lived there for two years for work and fell in love with the city. I return every few months <3

  6. Joy Generoso

    I love sunsets! Your photos are all captivating. Would love to visit Miami one day. 🙂

  7. Ketki

    Beautiful photos

  8. Candiss

    Such beautiful skies! I will definitely be bookmarking this in case I ever am in Miami!

  9. Kris

    Oooh, I love sunsets! The purples in that South Pointe Park picture are stunning.

  10. The Rimsky Project

    I have a huge obsession with sunrises and sunsets so I LOVE this post. Have never been to Miami but these sunset photos are stunning and I hope to check out all these spots one day!

    • Jacklyn Shields

      Thanks so much! I have a massive obsession with sunsets, also <3

  11. Ketki

    The pictures are amazing and makes one want to visit Miami soon. I’m a big sunset and beach fan and this post makes me so happy. Absolutely stunning and captivating 🙂

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