Best places to watch Jacksonville's sunrises & sunsets


Start the morning off right with some Vitamin D and watch the sun rise out of the ocean on our beaches. Every sunrise is a picture-perfect opportunity at Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville Beach. Bring a towel or chair and listen to the waves crash as the sun rises along the waters of the Atlantic ocean. Looking to get your morning workout in? With over 22 miles of beaches, roll out the mat and practice Yoga. Run, Bike or Walk along the beaches. One thing we can guarantee is there isn’t a better morning workout view than on our beaches. After sunrise, grab breakfast nearby.

•Atlantic Beach

•Neptune Beach(Seagate & Strand St.)

•Jacksonville Beach Pier


Looking to unwind from the day! A sunset is the perfect therapy for this. With many spots around town, there is no excuse to miss out on these views.

Cocktails & Dinner on the Rooftop

Experience River and Post, a restaurant perched on top of a building in Riverside overlooking the city. Enjoy a delicious dinner from their diverse menu and wind down the evening with a savory desert as you watch the sunset over the city. The rooftop lounge also offers some of the most creative cocktails in Jax that are handcrafted nightly by their staff.

If you’re in the mood for some comfort food, Cowford Chophouse will be right up your alley. Cowford’s motto is that their, “menus blend classic, coastal, and Southern culinary styles for a distinctive dining experience.” You might also catch one of Jax’s local musicians playing on the rooftop whose music will serenade you while you watch the sunset and enjoy dinner.

Dine on the water

Julington Creek Fish Camp sits right on the creek where you can watch boats pass as you eat, listen to the water, and watch a beautiful sunset. Try one of their super fresh appetizer specials, Catch of the Day, and don’t leave without taking a bite of their delicious bread pudding.

A local staple, Marker 32, opened its doors in 1992 and has been one of the go-to seafood places in Jacksonville for 25+ years. Try their warm spinach salad and get a cocktail or wine at their bar as you watch the sunset on the water.

Parks with a view

With Elevated boardwalks and walking trails, Craddle Creek Preserve is the perfect place to be close to nature. The observation platform that overlooks Pablo Creek Estuary gives you a beautiful view of the water while you watch the sunrise or set.

Riverfront Park boasts one of the best sunset and sunrise locations in Jax, with views of the St. Johns river. Just a short walk from European Street Café, a Jax favorite, you can walk to the fifteen-foot, one block strip of land between Landon Avenue and La Verne Street an experience a breathtaking sunset or sunrise.

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