Consisting of a circular covered main bar and extended pier for additional seating, Key West, Florida’s Sunset Pier (formally Sunset Pier Tiki Bar and Grill) is located at the northwest corner Mallory Square. Part of Ocean Key Resort & Spa, the waterfront bar is adorned with colorful chairs painted seemingly with every color of the rainbow. The tourist destination earns in moniker honestly – patrons may come for the drinks, food and camaraderie but the daily sunsets are the show stopper.
With Sunset Key about a third of a mile off in the distance and chartered and private boats slowly skimming over the calm waters, the sunset views from Sunset Pier are incomparable, especially in the Key West area. I found myself shooting an endless number of sunset pics the two days we were able to enjoy the spectacle, searching for the perfect angle and perfect second for the perfect shot. I’m still not sure if I found it but it was a lot of fun trying.
If you’re considering a visit to Key West, put Sunset Pier squarely at the top of your to do list, especially around sunset. It will be busy so get there early, grab a front row spot and ready your camera and/or phone. You won’t regret it.
Per the website, as of May 22, 2018 – “Seating on the pier itself is not available while repairs are being accomplished.”
About Sunset Pier
“Nestled between Key West Harbor and adjacent to the famed Mallory Square, Sunset Pier is the best place in Key West to enjoy Gulf side waterfront dining. Enjoy breathtaking views and indulge in Tropical and Caribbean culinary delights. Sunset Pier also offers nightly music and dancing, with entertainers from the islands and beyond, as well as the best seat in town for Key West’s famed sunset celebrations.”
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