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The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Miami


The Best Places in Miami to Catch the Sunset

By Ashley Brozic | June 17, 2016 | Lifestyle

While only a few spots boast a sunset over the ocean (we are on the East Coast after all), we can see it disappear behind the city that we call home every day. Here are a few of the best places to watch the sun set in Miami — you might even be able to snap a selfie during this highly acclaimed golden hour.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

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This state park is home to the oldest standing structure in Miami Dade County—the Cape Florida Lighthouse—built in 1845. You can catch the sun set over the ocean, unobstructed by any man-made buildings or, if you walk out onto the rocks far enough, you can watch it tuck behind the lighthouse.

EAST, Miami

Miami’s newest hospitality enclave also boasts a stunning, urban sunset view. Head to the hotel’s upper deck and enjoy a cocktail al fresco at Sugar, the hotel's lush Balinese-inspired rooftop bar. Before you finish though, be sure to snap a photo. If there’s no picture, then were you even there?

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With South Beach on one side and Miami’s skyline on the other, The Standard Spa Miami Beach has one of the best vantage points to watch day turn into dusk. Take advantage of The Lido Bayside Grill’s weekday happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., and watch the day go by.

Maurice Gibb Memorial Park

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There’s a reason Sunset Harbour got its name; it boasts one of the most glorious views in Miami as when day tunrs to night. With sailboats, Biscayne Bay, and a calm skyline filled with scattered buildings and lush greenery, this single view will validate all the reasons why you live in the Magic City.

Mondrian South Beach Hotel

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Don’t rush to leave this fun South Beach staple after a relaxting day at the pool. Instead, grab a day cap (like a night cap), a spot at the edge of the land, and watch the sun dip below Miami’s skyline.

Rusty Pelican

Interested in snapping a sunset pic with the entire family? Rusty Pelican is everyone’s go-to place for a scenic Miami view and with reason. Just look at that sunset!

Brickell Key

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From 5 to 8 pm, Brickell Key is a runner’s enclave, and not just because completing the entire loop means you’ve ran exactly one mile. More so, this route is possibly the most beautiful one to run in all of the city, especially during the golden hour.

Matheson Hammock Park

Matheson Hammock Park is home to the city’s only atoll pool, which is carved upon the edges of Biscayne Bay. Catch an unobstructed view of the sun setting over the ocean—it’s one of the most unforgettable views Miami has to offer.

Key Biscayne

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park aside, anywhere on Key Biscayne’s shores is bound to get you a breathtaking view.

Julia Tuttle Causeway

While we don’t recommend snapping selfies while driving (please don’t), driving over the Julia Tuttle Causeway or any of Miami’s bridges will ease your worries and remind you exactly why you live here.