Known as the “Sunset Capital of Florida,” Navarre’s west-facing orientation on the Gulf Coast allows breathtaking nightly displays as the sun dips below the horizon. From pier overlooks to open-air restaurants to serene natural settings, the beach town offers scenic spots to unwind and soak in the spectacular sunsets.

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier

Extending 1,545 feet into warm Gulf waters, the Navarre Pier creates ideal elevated vantage points. Walk or drive out for a front-row sunset view. Snap photos of the sun sinking into the sea. For a cocktail or bite, stop by the Pier Bar and Grill. Benches along the pier make great perches for watching day transition into night.

Juana’s Pagodas

The sprawling wooden pagodas seem built for sunset watching. Grab a table at the Sailor’s Grill overlooking the ocean and toast the day’s end with a tropical cocktail like the Painkiller. Even better – arrive early to claim a coveted beach bonfire pit right on the sand to watch the glowing display.

The Gulf Restaurant

Located beachside in neighboring Holley by the Sea, the Gulf’s huge open-air wooden deck offers unobstructed panoramic views. Enjoy freshly caught seafood entrées and chilled wine as you watch the sun sink behind the waves. Their Sunsets at the Gulf special includes dinner and a drink.

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

Situated at the east end of Navarre Beach, the station’s long pier with built-in benches makes a peaceful spot to observe sunsets. The adjacent waterfront boardwalk also provides serene uninterrupted views. Watch pelicans dive for fish as the sky ignites in brilliant hues.

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Navarre Beach Campground

The beach adjoining this scenic campground rarely draws crowds, especially at sunset. Pull up a blanket or portable chairs to watch the sky transform. Toast marshmallows for s’mores as darkness slowly envelops the shore. Campers can wake to catch equally stunning sunrises too.

The Windjammer Condominiums

These condos on the Gulf near Navarre Beach Marine Park have a perfect west-facing orientation. The building’s fourth floor observation deck allows amazing panoramic views from Pensacola to Destin. Comfortable lounge chairs let you relax as the sun sinks away.

Gulfside Walkover Parking

This beach public access point near the Navarre fishing pier provides free parking. Walk the boardwalk over the dunes to the shore and enjoy stellar front-row sunset views. Arrive early on peak nights to claim a spot on the sand and settle in.

Tiger Point Coastal Dune Lakes Preserve

Part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, this pristine natural area offers solitude and beauty. Follow the Sunset Trail to panoramic dune overlooks and observe the sun melt into the sea. Stay to stargaze as darkness envelops the landscape.

With its prime beachfront location, Navarre makes it easy to catch stunning sunsets over the Gulf. Enjoy the free nightly shows from the sand, local piers, waterside restaurants, condos or natural preserves. Just don’t forget your camera to capture the coast’s most vivid colors!