The Sun is an essential part of our everyday life in Perdido Key.  It keeps our white sandy beaches a sunbather’s dream and provides us with reflective, shimmering beauty atop our emerald, blue-green waters. We cannot help but flood our social media timelines with photos and videos of inspiring views and crashing waves to show why Perdido Key Sunsets are our favorite view in the world. A day of fun in the Sun comes to an end as the sky presents one last gift to our coastal paradise. 

When the Sunsets, one cannot help but pause at the magnificent colors that paint the sky, ranging from various purple and pinks to rich gold and orange rays embellishing a gentle blue sky. When the Sun goes down in Perdido Key, a new vibe of tranquility, romance, and pure bliss wash over the island, making it the perfect place to catch a sunset.  Here are some of the top-rated locations in the Perdido Key Area to capture the most idyllic Sunset photos and enjoy a memorable evening in our coastal wonderland.

The Outside Deck at Sunset Grill

Arrive by land or sea to Perdido Key’s historically famous Sunset Grill at the Holiday Harbor Marina and sit on their newly renovated outdoor seating area to catch one of the more renowned Sunset destinations in the area, hence where the restaurant got its name! Wind down with a cocktail and some delicious seafood delicacies as you comfortably sit on the deck and take in the colorful sky of the day setting over the Intercoastal waterway. Be sure to snap some pictures and share them with the Sunset Grill and Visit Perdido Key!

The Bird Tower at Big Lagoon State Park

Become one with nature and get a glimpse of the sky from a birds-eye view- literally at the top of the bird-watching tower featured as the icon of Big Lagoon State Park. Enjoy nature trails, picnic areas, kayaking, and biking adventures in our beloved Big Lagoon State Park located on Gulf Beach Hwy. Catch a glimpse of a gorgeous sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from the bird-watching tower or the scattered pavilions throughout the park!

Johnson’s Beach in Gulf Islands National Seashore

Are you looking for a view of uninterrupted, genuine beach beauty? Head over to the Gulf Island’s National Seashore in Perdido Key, Rosamond Johnson Beach, named after a local Korean War hero with an inspiring story of devotion and sacrifice. Honor our local hero by reading of the incredible life of the Army Pvt. Rosamond Johnson at the memorial plaque at the park’s pavilion. Walk straight onto the beach or head to the far eastern point of the beach to find yourself surrounded with crystal white sand as far the eye can see! This authentic, peaceful beach scene is the perfect place to catch photos of every color!

Tarkiln Bayou Trail

Experience a quick trip over the Theo Baars bridge to the mainland, searching for one of our favorite parks in the greater Perdido Area. Tarkiln Bayou State Park has a beautiful nature trail featuring many rare and endangered plant species. The 4290- acre preserve is part of the Big Lagoon State Park System and offers hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnicking along a 6.5-mile Perdido Bay trail or the half-mile Tarkiln Bayou Trail. Take the shorter route and meander through lush green forests and wildflower displays along an accessible sidewalk and elevated boardwalk trail. Find yourself overlooking the scenic Perdido Bay vistas at the end of the path. Relax and soak in the breathtaking view of the sunset interacting with nature and harmony to complete the day!

Innerarity Point Park

Head down to the historical Innerarity Point district and enjoy the amenities of the Perdido area’s newest park installation located conveniently next to one of our favorite restaurant and bar locations, Hub Stacey’s at the Point! The new Innerarity Point Park is the perfect place for the whole family featuring playgrounds, pavilions, an open space for community gatherings, ADA accessible boardwalk, and a dock large enough for fishing and a kayak launch. Enjoy the sunset glowing over the picturesque intercoastal waterway.

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