Florida’s Space Coast is filled with beautiful sights to see, but one that definitely tops the list is a sunset in Cocoa Beach. When the air cools down and the sky and water are painted with rays of purple, red and pink, that’s when Florida’s Space Coast comes to life.

And what better way to enjoy the stunningly golden sky and evening breeze than seaside dining and live music? We have a few suggestions for some great places to go on Florida’s Space Coast to be serenaded while you enjoy happy hour specials – all while gazing into a breathtaking Florida sunset.

Sunset Waterfront Bar and Grill

Located along the Banana River in Cocoa Beach, Sunset is a local favorite for their wonderful food and stunning waterfront views. Here you can celebrate the sun setting every night with friends and family while you enjoy daily live music and happy hour specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Sip a delicious cocktail and enjoy fresh entrees while you watch the sun sink towards the horizon and dolphins and manatees swim by.

Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill

Watch cruise ships sail out of Port Canaveral with a sunset backdrop while you dine at Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill located at The Cove. You can appreciate the relaxed waterfront atmosphere of their sun deck and tiki bar while enjoying their unique menu, with everything from fresh seafood to burgers. Fishlips also offers incredible happy hour specials from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and live music select days of the week. 

Fishlips is one of the many restaurants located at The Cove that offers a stunning backdrop to sunset happy hours. Check out everything at The Cove.

Pelican’s Bar and Grill (Cocoa)

Located on the Historic Cocoa Beach Pier, Pelican’s boasts beautiful panoramic ocean views as well as incredible food and unique specialty drinks. Watch the waves roll by and the sun begin to set as you snack on delicious food from their happy hour menu, available Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Be serenaded by the sound of ocean waves and watch the dusk settle in over the sand and the Cocoa Beach Pier. 

There are plenty of other breathtaking spots to watch the sunset too – although happy hour and live bands might not be included. For example, take a sunset kayaking tour, pack a picnic and head to Cocoa Beach for the evening, or even watch the sunset as you walk along Parrish Park and the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville. So, relax and relish in the beauty of the sunset – truly taking in the wonders of Florida’s Space Coast. 

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