A beautiful Clearwater sunset

8 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Clearwater

People come to Bamboo Beach Club for the sand, the surf and the sun. While the sunny days provide endless hours of daily fun, sundown is a remarkable sight and a natural attraction you won’t want to miss. So just where should you be when the sun sets? According to users of Foursquare and TripAdvisor, there are lots of places to choose from to witness Clearwater sunsets right by Bamboo Beach Club.

Here we give you eight of the best places to witness the beauty of a Florida sunset.

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway St.

Number one on our list is within walking distance from Bamboo Beach Club! The largest venue in the Frenchy’s family of restaurants offers open-air beachfront dining right on the Gulf of Mexico. The stellar sunsets pair perfectly with fresh seafood, Floribbean style dishes, rum runners and daily live music.

Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival celebrates the Clearwater Sunsets with street performers like fire eaters.

Pier 60
1 Causeway Blvd

Pier 60 is not only a great place to witness the beauty of a Florida sunset, it’s the place for the Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festival! That’s right, for 364 days a year from two hours before until two hours after sunset, the celebration rages on with artisans, street performers and more.

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
10 Bay Esplanade

The Palm Pavilion boasts free sunsets with dinner (limit one per evening weather permitting) from their perch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll find great seafood, sizzling steaks and their famous beach burgers.

Jimmy Crow’s Nest and Iguana Bar
101 Coronado Dr

This exceptional setting for sunsets and tropical beverages is Key West casual. Open seven days a week on a waterside deck, you’ll discover live entertainment at a favorite among Clearwater locals and visitors alike. With paradise burgers, pizza, seafood, pasta and steaks on the menu, you’ll find something for everyone.

Columbia Restaurant
1241 Gulf Blvd

The oldest restaurant in Clearwater was also named one of America’s most historic restaurants by USA Today. You’ll enjoy dazzling sunsets while dining on award-winning Spanish-Cuban cuisine from inside dining rooms or the outdoor deck.

Sand Key Park
1060 Gulf Blvd

Sand Key Park offers a beach and a park that is home to heron, great horned owls and other Florida wildlife. You’ll find everything you need for a full day of fun, including concessions, restrooms, playgrounds and a beach. You won’t want to leave until the sun goes down.

Captain Memos Pirate Ship Sunset Cruise

Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise
25 Causeway Blvd.

You don’t have to watch the sunset from land. Climb aboard a real pirate ship and embark on an adventure on a Sunset Champagne Cruise! You’ll comb the horizon in search of dolphins before you toast a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Mexico with champagne.

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Café
1261 Gulf Blvd

Sunrises are just as glorious, so we had to include Maggie Mae’s where breakfast or lunch with a view comes fast and friendly. The menu features a large selection of Southern favorites with all the regular fixins including Eggs Benedict Arnold, Hillbilly Potatoes, Fried Bologna Sandwich and more!

These are just a few of the many places you can see a dazzling Florida sunset. Where do you like to watch the sun go down? Share in the comments below!

Photos courtesy of Sunsets at Pier 60 Daily Festivals and Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise.

Stacey Gregory

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.