Ocean Bar, Boca Raton Resort & Beach Club. 900 S Ocean Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33432 +1 888 564 1312 A Waldorf Astoria Resort. A luxurious, terraced bar with stunning ocean views. 12 noon-12 midnight. Waldorf Astoria.
Latitudes Ocean Grill, 2809 S Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33432. +1 561 278 6241 Real ocean side dining inside a Holiday Inn.
Columbia Restaurant, 1241 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767. +1 727 596 8400. At Sand Key on Clearwater Beach Columbia offers spectacular waterfront views, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Lunch & Dinner daily. Sun & Sat 11.30am-10pm. Open 365 days of the year. MAP
Poolside Bar & Grill, 8th Floor, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, 301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. +1 727 373 1234 Ideal spot to catch a famous Florida sunset.
Watercolour Steakhouse and Grille, Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key, 1201 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767. +1 727 953 1661 Nearly every seat offers a serene view of the Intracoastal Waterway and Clearwater Bay.
Bon Appetit, 150 Marina Plz. Dunedin, Clearwater, FL 34698. +1 727 733 2151 Beautiful waterside dining. Next to the Yacht Harbor Inn and Suites and across from Dunedin Marina. The Marina Cafe is a less formal, outdoor sidewalk cafe with the same phenomenal view. MAP
Waves Beach Bar, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, Fl 32118. +1 386 254 8200 Casual beachfront bar, only steps away from beach volleyball, watersports and other activities. MAP
Oceans 234, 234 N Ocean BLVD, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. +1 954 428 2539
JB's on the Beach, 300 N Ocean Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. +1 954 571 5220
Buddha Sky Bar, 3rd floor, 217 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. +1 561 450 7557. Daily 5.30pm–11pm. Perched on top of the historic Powers Building in Delray Beach, Buddha Sky Bar is housed inside of a newly constructed glass solarium, allowing diners to enjoy fiery sunsets and shimmering stars. MAP
Deck 84, 840 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. +1 561 665 8484
Bostons on the Beach,
Chart House, 3000 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308. +1 954 561 4800
Rooftop Resort, 1215 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019. +1 954 925 0301 Unparalleled and breath-taking blue ocean view and panoramic intercostal views from the private heated sky pool and sun deck. Swinging venue.
Rooftop Bar & Grill, 1015 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904. +1 239 549 7508. MAP
Shooters Waterfront Cafe USA, 2220 W 1st St, Fort Myers, FL 33901. +1 239 334 2727 Right on the Water. Sun to Thurs 7am-10pm. Fri & Sat 7am-11pm.
La Tiers Restaurant, Ambassador Riverfront Hotel, 2500 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, 33901. +1 239 337 0300 Overlooking the Caloosahatchee River.
Peter's la Cuisine, 2224 Bay Street, Fort Myers FL 33901. +1 239 332 2228 A little formal.
Phi in the Sky, Hotel Indigo, Suite 104, 1520 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901. +1 800 669 562 Take in amazing Florida sunsets and beautiful views of the scenic Caloosahatchee River. Happy hour every day from 5pm to 8pm. MAP
The Pier Cantina and Sandbar, 412 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL. Lunch and Dinner Daily 11.30am–Close.
Clarks Fish Camp, 12903 Hood Landing Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258. +1 904 268 3474 Sit outside on the deck.
Lighthouse Cafe, FL 33149. +1 305 361 8487
Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 +1 305 361 3818 Waterfront restaurant, lounge and special events venue long known for offering Miami's most amazing skyline views.
The Top, 7th floor, Crowne Plaza Key West Hotel, La Concha, 430 Duval St, Key West, Fl 33040. +1 800 745 2191. Rooftop sunsets. Lounge. Historic. Enjoy a fabulous front-row seat to the miracle of Key West's magnificent sunsets and experience an eagle's eye view of paradise from the highest point on the island. email MAP
Alabama Jack's, 58000 Card Sound Rd, Key Largo, FL 33037. +1 305 248 8741
Hot Tin Roof, Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Duval St, Key West, FL 33040. +1 305 295 7056 One of the best waterfront dining experiences overlooking Key West Harbor
Latitudes, The Westin Key West Resort & Marina, 245 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040. +1 305 292 5394 Ocean breezes and gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. Sun to Thurs 7am-10pm. Fri & Sat 7-11pm.
Dining Room, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, 28500 Overseas Hwy, Little Torch Key, FL 33042. +1 305 872 2551
Coast Restaurant, Edgewater Beach Hotel. Enjoy a light lunch in the cool indoor venue. Experience the most romantic of evening meals on the outdoor terrace, with the Gulf of Mexico sun setting over the sea. Waldorf Astoria.
Three 60 Market, Haldeman Creek off Bayshore Drive, East Naples, Fl. 2891 Bayview Dr, Naples, Fl. Closed Wed.
M Waterfront Grill, 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd (41 to Park Shore Dr.), Naples, FL 34103. +1 239 263 4421 All diners can enjoy beautiful Naples Bay views from every seat in the dining room.
The Turtle Club, Naples, 9225 Gulf Shore Dr, North Naples, FL 34108. +1 239 592 6557 Lunch Monday to Sunday 11am-2.30pm. (no reservations for lunch available). Dinner Monday to Sun 5pm-9pm. (Reservations recommended for dinner).
Gumbo Limbo Restaurant, The Ritz Carlton Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, Florida 34108. +1 239 598 3300 Spectacular views of the sunset on the Gulf. Daily lunch and dinner from 11am to 8.30pm.
California Grill, 15th floor, Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. +1 407 939 3463. Overlooks the lagoon. The restaurant has a great added feature in that you can watch the firework display of the Magic Kingdom. There are some great looking sunsets from the tables also. MAP
Daniel's Lake Ave Grill, The Gulfstream Hotel, One Lake Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33460. Closed. For Sale.
Charley's Crab, 456 South Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480. +1 561 659 1500. Gorgeous water views. Lunch Mon to Sat 11.30am-4pm. Dinner Mon to Thurs 4pm-9.30pm. Friday & Sat 4pm-10pm. Sun 3pm-9.30pm. Happy Hour Mon to Sat 4pm-8pm, all day Sun. Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm. email
The Seafood Bar, The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480. 888 273 2537 Great views of the Atlantic.
Atlantic Bar & Grill, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach, FL 33480. +1 561 582 2800 Daily 11.30am-4.30pm. Happy Hour 4.30pm-6pm. Drinks 10.30am-7pm.
Restaurant Bar and Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach, FL 33480. +1 561 582 2800 Bar daily 4.30pm-10pm.
Sky 390, 309 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Florida. Mon to Fri Lunch 11.30am-2pm. Dinner and late night 5pm-3am. Sat Dinner 5pm-4am. Sun Brunch 11am-4pm. Dinner 5pm-10pm. On the rooftop deck above Roxy's Pub.
Spinners Rooftop Revolving Bistro, 12th floor, Grand Plaza Hotel, 5250 Gulf Blvd, Saint Petersburg Beach, FL 33706. +1 727 360 1811. 800 448 0901. Revolving Rooftop Bistro giving 360 degree view of St. Pete Beach. Every seat offers a beautiful view of the coast and the intra-coastal. Located directly on the sparkling white beach of the Gulf of Mexico. A glass elevator ride takes guests up. MAP
The Hurricane, 807 Gulf Way, St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33706. +1 727 360 9558. This rambling faux Victorian is a Pass-A-Grille landmark and a big draw for fans of the wide-angle sunset vistas from the Hurricane Watch bar on the rooftop. 360 degree completely unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico and the intercoastal waterways. email MAP
Columbia Restaurant, 4th floor, St. Petersburg Pier, 800 2nd Avenue N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. +1 727 822 8000. A panoramic 360 degree waterfront view of sailboats drifting by and dolphins playing in Tampa Bay. Lunch & Dinner daily. Sun to Thurs 11am-10pm. Fri & Sat 11am-11pm. Open 365 days of the year. email
Lido Beach Grille, 8th floor, Lido Beach Resort. One of its chief attractions is a wide-angle view of Sarasota.
Ophelia's on the Bay, 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242. +1 941 349 2212
Level 8 Bar, Hotel Duval, 415 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. (Formerly named Park Plaza Hotel Tallahasee). The only rooftop lounge of its kind from Atlanta to South Beach. Chic Cocktails, Beer, Small plates. facebook MAP
Pierre's Restaurant, 81600 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036. +1 305 664 3225 Beachfront.
Anna Maria Island
The Rod and Reel Pier Restaurant, 875 N Shore Drive, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216. +1 941 778 1885. On the water with old Florida charm and a spectacular view of Tampa Bay from this pier.
Sand Bar Restaurant, 100 Spring Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216. +1 941 778 0444. Best Sunset Dining. Right on beach.
The Mansion, 1218 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Brevard County, FL 32901. Restaurant, Tavern and Terrace have fantastic views.
Snook Inn, 1215 Bald Eagle Drive (the end of Bald Eagle in Olde Marco), Marco Island, FL 34145. +1 239 394 3313 Open 7 days 11am-10pm.
Pelican Pier, 1085 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145. +1 239-389-BOAT (2628)