The best way to cap off a busy day of exploring Key West is to unwind by watching a vibrant sunset. Key West is known for having some of the most spectacular sunsets in the U.S., and watching them is a must on any vacation. 

While you can’t go wrong watching the sunset anywhere in Key West, some locations are better than others. That’s where Compass Realty comes in; not only do we offer comfortable lodging in Key West, but we’re also here to help you plan your getaway. Today, we’re highlighting the best places to watch the sunset in Key West. Bring your camera because you’ll surely want to capture a picture or two of Key West’s vibrant sunsets.

Mallory Square

You can’t hear the word “sunset” in Key West without thinking of Mallory Square. Located on the waterfront., Mallory Square is a large plaza full of shops, restaurants, and other attractions, including the nightly Sunset Celebration. Get here early and explore before settling down in a spot to watch a gorgeous sunset.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

For a Key West sunset experience without large crowds, head to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park. Entry to the park is $6 per vehicle, but the park offers a one-of-a-kind experience where Civil War history and nature preservation meet. Check out the largest cache of Civil War armament in the world, learn the site’s historical significance, and go on scenic hikes before heading to the beach and watching the sunset.

Out on the Water

One of the best ways to watch the sunset in Key West is to get out on the water. Whether renting a boat to captain yourself or taking one of the many sunset cruises offered in Key West, you’re in for a fantastic time as you feel the wind in your hair and watch a colorful sunset in good company. Our sunset page has more information on some of the sunset cruises you can schedule.

The kitchen and living room of a vacation rental in Key WestEnjoy Beautiful Accommodations in Key West

After watching the sunset, unwind at your Key West vacation rental from Compass Realty. Our wide selection of vacation rentals in Key West ensures we have the perfect accommodations for every type of vacation. To book your stay with us, please book online or call us at 305-292-1881.