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Beautiful Spots to Enjoy a Magical Tampa Bay Sunset

  • February 25, 2023
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End Your Day in Serenity 🌞

by enjoying the a Tampa Bay sunset! Tampa Bay offers various spots to catch nature’s vibrant evening performance, from rooftops to cozy beaches. Keep scrolling to experience the best places to catch the sunset in Tampa Bay.

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Davis Islands Beach

If you live in Tampa and don’t want to drive across the bridge to catch a beach sunset, check out Davis Islands Beach! This small beach offers waterfront views, and one of the best places to catch a Tampa Bay sunset. If you’re looking to relax with your pup, make sure to go to Davis Islands Dog Beach – it’s literally a dog park on the sand.


Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday  | 7:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–9:00pm

📍 1002 Severn Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Sunset Beach

It’s called Sunset Beach for a reason! Head on over to Tarpon Springs to enjoy a super secluded beach to watch a stunning sunset light up over the Gulf of Mexico! The park has barbecue grills, sheltered picnic tables, a concession stand, and so much more.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday  | 6:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 6:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 6:00am–10:00pm

📍 1800 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Picnic Island Beach

Picnic, fish, throw a ball, and watch the sunset glisten over the water at Picnic Island Beach! Besides being one of the top places to enjoy a Tampa Bay sunset, Picnic Island Beach also makes for a fantastic outdoor location with lots of activities to explore.

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday  | 7:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–7:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–7:00pm

📍 7404 Picnic Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33616

Curtis Hixon Park

Make your way to Curtis Hixon Park and witness the breathtaking University of Tampa glow from the sunset hues! Curtis Hixon offers plenty of seating options – ranging from bistro tables to lounge chairs – and riverfront views. We know you’ll be snapping pictures of a beautiful Tampa Bay sunset here!

Hours & Location

Monday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday  | 7:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–10:00pm

📍 600 N. Ashely Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Dunedin Marina

After spending a day exploring Dunedin, make your way to the Dunedin Marina! The marina sits at the corner of Edgewater Park and is a great spot if you want an artsy sunset boat pic. This is seriously one of the most magical spots to catch a Tampa Bay sunset.

Hours & Location

Monday – Sunday | Open 24 hours

📍 51 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

Siesta Key

Rest along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico at Siesta Key! This Sarasota beach makes the most of its sunsets with its clear coastal views and weekly sunset drum circles.

Hours & Location

Monday | 6:00am–12:00am
Tuesday  | 6:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 6:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 6:00am–12:00am
Friday | 6:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 6:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 6:00am–12:00am

📍 948 Beach Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Indian Shores

For a less populated beach in the St. Pete and Clearwater area, head to Indian Shores. Home to various wildlife like starfish, turtles, and dolphins, Indian Shores provides a quiet and quaint location to watch the sunset over glistening water.

Hours & Location

Monday | 9:00am–10:30pm
Tuesday  | 9:00am–10:30pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–10:30pm
Thursday | 9:00am–10:30pm
Friday | 9:00am–10:30pm
Saturday | 9:00am–10:30pm
Sunday | 9:00am–10:30pm

📍 19305 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785

Jimmy's on the Edge

For a one-of-a-kind rooftop bar experience and sunset watching location, check out Jimmy’s on the Edge! Their panoramic view overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, the intercostal waterway, and Clearwater Beach. Grab a drink from their 24-foot long fire bar and see the sky ignites into colors with Jimmy’s.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–12:00am
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍 505 S. Gulfview Blvd 10th Floor, Clearwater Beach

Hi-Fi Rooftop at the Fenway Hotel

Witness the sunset at Caladesi and Honeymoon Island with a refreshing cocktail in hand at Hi-Fi! Once home to radio station WGHB, Hi-Fi odes its musical past with jazzy cocktails inspired by various top songs. Drink, dine, and savor breahtaking views with Hi-Fi!

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00pm
Saturday | 1:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday | 1:00pm–10:00pm

📍 453 Edgewater Dr, Dunedin, FL 34698

Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

Cozy up in a watchtower rooftop bar for waterfront sunset views, drinks, and snacks! Hurricane’s rooftop bar serves tasty seafood platters and various drinks worth pairing with their stellar view.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30pm–9:30pm
Tuesday | 11:30pm–9:30pm
Wednesday | 11:30pm–9:30pm
Thursday | 11:30pm–9:30pm
Friday | 11:30pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:30pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:30pm–9:30pm

📍 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

M. Bird

Watch Tampa’s skyline illuminate with reds, oranges, pinks, and purples, with M. Bird, a luxurious deco-style lounge. They serve tropical cocktails, shareable platters, and they often host live DJs.

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Friday | 3:00pm–2:00am
Saturday | 12:00pm–2:00am
Sunday | 12:00pm–11:00pm

📍1903 Market St, Tampa, FL 33602

Pier Teaki

Unwind with a tropical teaki hut in the clouds with Pier Teaki! Admire sunsets decorating the St. Pete skyline in a private tiki hut at this unique and fun rooftop bar. They’ll transport you to a tropical vacation fitted with comfy lounge chairs, classic beach fare, frozen cocktails, and lots of rum to go around.

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am–11:00am
Tuesday | 10:00am–11:00am
Wednesday | 10:00am–11:00am
Thursday | 10:00am–11:00am
Friday | 10:00am–11:00am
Saturday | 10:00am–11:00am
Sunday | 10:00am–11:00am

📍 800 2nd Ave. NE. 5th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Level 11 Rooftop Lounge

Happy hour combined with golden hour makes the perfect way to end your day! Take in beachside sunsets from up above and dig into grilled bites at Level 11 Rooftop Lounge. To add to the experience, Level 11 also hosts live music performances to accompany the view!

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Tuesday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Wednesday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Thursday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Friday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–11:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–11:00am

📍 5250 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Salt Shack on the Bay

Food with a view best encapsulates the dining experience at the Salt Shack! This waterfront dining spot overlooks the bay, which lights up in the evening with one of the beautiful Tampa sunset views. Their open-air restaurant lets in a refreshing coastal breeze and provides plenty of opportunities to see the sunset and their gorgeous bayside views.

Hours & Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 5415 W. Tyson, Tampa, FL 33611

Palm Pavillion

Hang out at Palm Pavillion for a chilled beachfront sunset dinner! From their sand-covered front porch to their seafood menu and casual environment, Palm Pavillion embodies a classic beachside restaurant. To complete their beachside aesthetic, their view captures striking sunsets stretching across the sky.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Whiskey Joe's Bar and Grill

For sunset dining serving all kinds of food selections, make your way to Whiskey Joe’s! Their eclectic menu offers something for everybody. Savor tacos, pasta, pizza, burgers, and seafood, among many more selections! They even offer Beyond Burgers for their vegetarian and vegan customers.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 7720 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607

Tate Island Grill at the Sandpearl Resort

Uncover a hidden gem for dinner and catching a Tampa sunset on Clearwater Beach with Tate Island Grill! This secret sunset spot offers beachfront patio dining, serving coastal-style pub fare paired with tropical drinks. Feel like you’re on vacation with this Island grill and watch the sunset on a more secluded part of Clearwater Beach.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–8:00pm

📍 500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767

Circles Waterfront Restaurant

Circles Waterfront Restaurant offers another fantastic waterfront dining spot to catch a beautiful Tampa sunset. Their patio looks out towards the Lands Ends Marina and the waters of Bal Harbor, which glisten even more as the sunset colors the sky. On weekdays, you can enjoy live music performances accompanying your sunset show!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am–9:00pm

📍 1212 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

O'Leary's Tiki Bar and Grill

Sunsets, tiki bars, and an ocean breeze! Unwind and relax vacation-style with O’Leary’s. Dine on the beach as the sunset spreads vibrant colors above. O’Leary’s serves a mix of food, ranging from classic handhelds like burgers to seafood platters. To really kick into holiday mode, we recommend trying one of their tropical frozen drinks as you dig your toes into the sand!

Hours & Location

Monday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am–9:00pm

📍 5 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

Kai Lani Catamaran

Sail towards where the sun meets the sea and see the sunset sink into the horizon! Kai Lani Catamaran takes you on a sunset sail off the coast of Clearwater Beach. Kai Lani offers a unique sailing adventure that’s definitely worth experiencing once!


📍 25 Causeway Blvd. Slip #49, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Yacht Starship

Make memories with a sunset cruise from Yacht Starship! Voyage through the waterways of Tampa and Clearwater as you dine, party, and drink on a luxurious yacht. Yacht Starship offers delicious dinners and an open bar, so you can party out at sea with a sunset backdrop.


Tampa Location
📍 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Clearwater Location
📍 25 Causeway Blvd. Slip #55, Clearwater, FL 33767


For postcard-perfect pictures, sunsets, and dolphin sightings, charter the waters with ParrotDise! Scavenge for dolphins around the Dunedin and Clearwater area as the sunset illuminates the sky and the sea. ParrotDise’s relaxing cruises make for an ideal way to wind down from the day.


📍 51 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

Ready to enjoy a Tampa Bay Sunset? 🙌

Every single Tampa Bay sunset puts on a spectacular show, and we’ve got tips on the best places to watch the sunset in Tampa Bay. If you’re looking to catch a Tampa Bay sunset as part of a date or an outing, we bet you’re also looking to find things to do that are cheap or totally free.

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