It’s only fitting that the Sunshine State would have jaw-dropping sunsets. Thanks to its prime location on the west coast of Florida, Sarasota is known for having especially gorgeous ones. Whether you’re pursuing the theatrics of an urban sunset, want the peace and seclusion of watching the day end among nature, or you’re looking for something even more private, you have your selection of some of the area’s best spots when you want to watch twilight fall. 

Siesta Beach

Plenty of paddle boarders and kayakers get a front row seat to this natural phenomenon. Rent one from the local shops at Siesta Beach, then head around Sarasota’s natural areas that showcase everything from the beauty of the dunes to the serenity of the ocean. It’s all leading up to the moment when you get to view the gorgeous sunsets from the privacy of nature. The beach here is great to watch the sun set as well. Pick a spot on the sugary white sand and enjoy the magic.

Rooftop Bar and Eats

For the more metropolitan, the drama of the sun setting over the city skyline can’t be beat. Rooftop Bar and Eats has been raved over by diners and culture auteurs alike. It’s easy to see why – when you’re served freshly made cocktails and tapas with a sunset backdrop worthy of an Instagram feed, it’s hard to not fall in love. Keep your phone camera out to film the sun slipping under the city’s horizon.

John Ringling Causeway

If there’s such thing as a bridge with a history, it’s the John Ringling Causeway Bridge. It’s actually the third John Ringling Causeway Bridge to exist, with the original serving as a gift from John Ringling to the city of Sarasota. It’s the gift that keeps on giving today, with its phenomenal views of the city at its crest, its purpose as a path for runners, bikers, and walkers, and its purpose in directly connecting residents to Siesta Key. Its height makes it a fabtastic spot to catch a sunset, with the boats below helping to set the scene.

It’s impossible to leave Sarasota without catching a view of the sunset. This artistic town is made to showcase the evening glow, whether from a rooftop bar, from the beach, or from one of the tallest spots in town. Soon to be added to the ranks of sunset viewing spaces is a residential tower as beautiful as it is functional. Its interiors are made to showcase the outside view, with expansive terraces and large windows in the great room. The best of these sunset watching spots combine a private view with the space of an upscale terrace area. Coming soon to Sarasota, BLVD Sarasota includes features designed to heighten your sunset watching experience, such as balconies and multiple windows. This may be the best view of them all – and all to yourself.

BLVD Sarasota, a 49-residence luxury condominium project is currently under construction in the heart of the New Downtown Sarasota, located on the southeast corner of Boulevard of the Arts and Tamiami Trail. It has brought an exciting energy to the city’s vibrant downtown arts district that Sarasota has never seen before, with the new Bay and Quay projects right around the corner.

BLVD Sarasota is now under construction! Starting at $1.9 million, these spacious contemporary residences will offer a landmark lifestyle in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown arts and entertainment district. The luxury residences will range from 3550sf to 5500sf. Stunning features include large wrap around terraces, soaring ceilings, and spectacular city and waterfront views. These spacious designs offer some of the largest floor plans in Downtown Sarasota. Residents also get to enjoy a rooftop zero-horizon pool, a wine cellar to store their favorite vinos, and a pet lawn on the fifth floor to take care of your furry friend with.

BLVD Sarasota exhibits stunning architecture with panoramic views. Residents are accommodated with a select set of amenities, ranging from a zero-horizon pool that overlooks the city and the bay to a large temperature-controlled wine vaults with private lockable showcases on the fifth floor. Located within walking distance of the diverse Rosemary District, and the new bayside projects – The Bay and The Quay. Right around the corner, residents can enjoy Sarasota’s world-class entertainment, museums, art galleries, and restaurants, it is no wonder why residences nearly halfway sold out.

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