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June 15, 2021

Best places to watch the sunset in Miami

Word / Miami Vibes Magazine | IG: miamivibesmag

It's no surprise that in a warm and wonderful city like Miami, tourists and locals alike go wild for a signature sunset. The sky will turn bright pink or orange depending on the season and time of year. It may also take the form of a soothing blend of lilac and blues. One thing is certain: sunsets in the Magic City are always stunning, and there is always a crowd waiting for a view. If you want to watch the sunset with ambience, a place to relax, and possibly some great food and drinks, we've put together a list for you. Take a look at our

top picks and don't forget to take a photo!

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Sunset Harbor

I mean, the name kind of hinted at it. A breathtaking sunset with a few palm trees, yachts, and a glimpse of the downtown Miami skyline can be seen from here. The sunset paints the sky brilliant colours and reflects off the bay from the northwestern edge of South Beach, overlooking Biscayne Bay with sailboats moored offshore and the Venetian Causeway framing the scene. If you're sitting on a bench at Maurice Gibb Memorial Park or enjoying dinner on the patio at Stiltsville Fish Bar across the street, it's one of Miami's most tranquil sunset spots.

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Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky is a South Beach restaurant that is more than just a decent steakhouse. Sure, the food is excellent, but the views are unrivalled. Meat lovers have been flocking to Smith & Wollensky in different cities for over 20 years, but there's no place like home when home means Atlantic Ocean views, juicy steaks cooked to perfection, and storybook sunsets (even if it's only for a few days).

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Sugar at East

Sugar, a sophisticated urban retreat with Balinese flair on the 40th floor of the East, Miami hotel, is known for its intricately hand-carved wooden bar, tiki-style lounges, and lush landscaping. It's also Miami's highest rooftop bar, with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the glittering downtown skyline, making for spectacular sunset views. Combine that with the Tiger Lily, a frothy tropical drink made with Zacapa 23 rum, hibiscus, passion fruit, ginger beer, and lime that's ideal for the sunset mood.

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South Pointe Park

One of Miami's most beautiful views can be found in South Pointe Park. The park, as its name suggests, juts out along South Beach's southernmost point, offering a beautifully landscaped park with playgrounds, water features, and public art. In addition to the jetty, there is a scenic pier that runs parallel to it. The South Beach skyline, Government Cut channel, Fisher Island, PortMiami, and the Downtown skyline can all be seen from here. It's breathtaking at any time of day, but particularly so when hulking cruise ships approach and exit the harbour. It's absolutely stunning at sunset.

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Monty's Sunset

This casual outdoor dining spot — especially the South Beach location — is nearly ideal when chasing the magical Miami sunset. It has two locations in Miami (one in South Beach's South of Fifth area and one in Coconut Grove). Prepare for Mother Nature's live show with some wings and a pitcher of beer poolside. To set the tone, nothing beats bar food and cannonballs. There's usually a live band here as well as a beautiful sunset, so it's almost a two-for-one deal if you think about it. Take a seat, unwind, and keep your eyes peeled.