10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset on Pensacola Beach

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Best Sunsets Pensacola Beach

Looking for the best sunset on Pensacola Beach? When you come to the beach, it’s a perfect time to relax and rediscover all the best things in life. From fresh seafood dinners to sandy feet, the feel of the sun on your skin – to the sight of it sinking down into the horizon. Here’s our list of the best places to watch the sunset in and around Pensacola Beach.

Keep in mind, the sun sets over the Santa Rosa Sound in the summer, and over the Gulf in the summer – because of the tilt of the Earth as the world spins around. But wherever you’re sitting … if you’re at the beach, life is good.

1. Red Fish Blue Fish
The ‘best backyard on the beach’ is also the best place to watch the sunset, while sipping a handcrafted cocktail like the signature Blue Fish Bucket.

2. Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grill
Head inland to Downtown Pensacola for a beautiful view over Pensacola Bay and a marina full of sailboats to set the mood.

3. Paradise Bar & Grill
This sandy little spot on the Santa Rosa Sound is home to colorful picnic tables, great burgers and live music.

4. Fort Pickens
This historic fort is set along miles of protected seashore, where the wild, white sand beaches welcome you to take a sunset stroll.

5. Shaka Bar
Facing west on the sound, this is an ideal spot to sip a brew and hang out well after sunset.

6. The Grand Marlin
For a romantic dinner or a cocktail at the bar, you need to sit inside near the large picture windows for a westerly view of the sunset.

7. The Bridge Bar
At the foot of the Three-Mile Bridge in Gulf Breeze, a large outdoor deck and a frosty craft beer are the perfect backdrops for sunset.

8. Pensacola Beach Pier/Casino Beach Bar
Whether strolling down the fishing pier or ordering drinks at this new beach bar, you’ll have great views of the Gulf of Mexico.

9. Dolphin Cruise (or Scenic Boat Tour)
Book a dolphin cruise or scenic sailboat tour for a sunset experience you’ll never forget. Ask one of our friendly staff for recommendations.

10. Stand-Up Paddle Board
Rent a paddleboard and head into Little Sabine Bay for a truly unique view of the sun setting on another awesome day on Pensacola Beach.