We travel to Florida for many reasons. It might be to visit the happiest place on earth or it could be for the exciting night life. For many others Florida is simply a place to get away from the cold snowy northern winters. No matter what your rationale, one thing you shouldn’t miss on any adventure to the Sunshine State is the opportunity to see its spectacular sunsets. There’s nothing like a Florida sunset.
Island Trader Vacations reviews 3 of the best places to enjoy this lovely setting sun on your next vacation to Florida.
The Forgotten Coast
A spectacular Florida sunset can be seem from St’ George’s Island. It is located on what is known as the Forgotten Coast. As you are waiting for the show of nature’s splendid gift of vibrant colors grab a drink in the late afternoon, early evening, depending on the time of year, at the Parrot Café. Then just before the show, stroll down to the beach for the best vantage point as the sun dips behind the horizon and you listen to the waves crash along the shore and the seagulls flying overhead.
Cedar Key is located along Florida’s Nature Coast. This area will never disappoint with glorious sunsets. Weather permitting, of course. There many great places to choose from. You can head out to the pier or grab a seat at Rusty Rim Pub and Coconuts Sports Bar. They have a gigantic outdoor seating area that overlooks the water. What better way to enjoy the sunset than with a frosty mug and a dozen oysters on the half shell.
For a breathtaking show don’t miss out on visiting the Naples Pier. If you are out wandering the streets shopping you’ll be able to tell when sunset is near as everyone soon seems to be heading in the same direction, towards the pier and the beach. This is definitely the time you want to follow along with the masses. A few will head to the beach, but most sunset watchers head to the pier to watch the awe of the show of the setting sun.
Although the sunsets will only last a few minutes, the memory of them will last a lifetime. Nothing beats a Florida sunset with its fiery oranges, hot pinks, and deep purples as the sun dips below the horizon. It is only amplified by the reflection in the crashing waves of the ocean. Well worth the time out of your day for whatever reason you have visited the Sunshine State.