Best Ways to Celebrate the Key West Sunset


Key West celebrates the sunset like no other. From boozy boat rides to elegant dinners, the entire island is focused on one beautiful thing at the end of the day. We’re naming the best ways to celebrate the glorious Key West sunset.


Key West Sunset Sail

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Sunset Cruising

Sunset cruises on the waters of Key West make for a fabulous view and festive celebration. We love Danger Charter’s Wind & Wine Cruise, where their comedic and attentive crew serve a variety of wines, beer and hors d’oeuvres on a charming schooner. For a party atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with Fury Watersports’ Commotion on the Ocean catamaran, featuring a live band and plenty of drinks and dancing. Whether it’s romance and wine or cocktails and dancing, our concierge can help find the right fit for your sunset experience.


Mallory Square Key West

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Mallory Square

Located at the north end of Whitehead Street, Mallory Square is a favorite of Key West visitors. This sunset celebration offers lively entertainment with views of the water, all for free. Street performers, artists and vendors gather at this park-like area to put on a show. Mosey through the crowds, sample local snacks and join in the applause as the sun descends into the ocean.


Sunset Pier Key West

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Sunset Pier

Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort offers live music, food and drinks all day, but the view is especially wonderful as the sun sets. Grab a stool, order a beer and enjoy the show!


Key West Sunset

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Fort Zach

For a peaceful Key West sunset, check out Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. During the day, visitors explore the 1850s era fort and enjoy the large beach. As the sun sets, you’ll find a handful of locals and visitors alike taking in the view. Bring your beach chair or blanket and relax on the cooling sand.




For the ultimate dining experience, celebrate the Key West sunset at Latitudes restaurant on Sunset Key. Reservations are a must, as this popular dining spot offers spectacular views day and night. You’ll take a small ferry from Key West to this private island just off of Mallory Square. Wine, dine, and enjoy the gorgeous setting at this five star spot.

Ready to celebrate your Key West sunset? Check our availability here, and see our other concierge tips here