There is something so incredible about a Charleston sunset. Between the range of vibrant colors of pinks, yellows, and oranges mixing with the Carolina blue sky, it’s something a picture just can’t do justice. Luckily, there’s no shortage of places in the Holy City to take in the sunset! From downtown rooftops to a sunset over center field, make sure at least one of these incredible spots is on your list the next time you vacation in Charleston, SC. 

The Watch


Atop the 7th floor at the Restoration Hotel you will find the Watch Rooftop, a gorgeous rooftop bar located on Wentworth Street. Here you can savor both delicious drinks and amazing food as the day fades into night. Make sure you try the Watch burger with a side of truffle fries! The chic and coastal atmosphere blends seamlessly with the large windows and dual patios giving truly panoramic and picturesque views of the Holy City. If you’re looking for an easy happy hour with great cocktails and even better views, The Watch should be a must for you!

Joseph P. Riley Jr Park

Who knew one of the best locations to catch a Charleston sunset would be at a baseball game! Catch a game and enjoy a Charleston sunset like no other while watching the Charleston Riverdogs play! Situated along the Ashley River, the park allows for expansive views overlooking a backdrop of Lowcountry marsh. While there’s never a bad night to watch a summertime game at “The Joe” Monday Dog Days nights are certainly a favorite night among fans! Grab some friends, a beer, and bring your pup for a fun game with beautiful, uninterrupted views! Don’t forget to look at the events calendar during baseballs offseason as well. The stadium always has a fun event or two going on!

Shem Creek

sunset over the water

Just over the iconic Ravenel Bridge is Shem Creek, the quaint fishing area in the heart of Mount Pleasant. This coastal paradise offers a variety of tasty places to eat and fun bars to grab a drink. Each spot on Shem Creek offers fantastic views of the sunset. Whether you’re having a contemporary southern dinner at Tavern & Table or having a casual bite to eat at Saltwater Cowboys there is always a stunning view waiting for you. Get closer to nature and enjoy a ride on the Palmetto Breeze Sunset Boat Tour. This BYOB sunset cruise is the perfect way to capture the bright and bold sunset that kisses the waterline. Keep an eye out for the dolphins that inhabit the creek!

Folly Beach Pier

Whether you spent the day at the beach or you’re heading to Folly Beach just for the sunset, the Folly Beach Pier offers one of the best sunset experiences in the greater Charleston area. The wide beach and long pier leave you with plenty of space to see the sun go down. There is definitely something about the way the sun sets over the water and this is the perfect place to view it! After the sun goes down head over to Center Street and grab a bite to eat at one the local favorites like Wiki Wiki Sandbar or Snapper Jacks!

From Charleston Harbor views to sandy beaches and lowcountry marshes, there are endless ways to watch the sun set over the water and the Holy City truly is the perfect place to plan a vacation filled with sunsets and stargazing.  Charleston is the top vacation destination along South Carolina’s coastal lowcountry and when you book at stay at one of our luxurious vacation rentals our Concierge team is happy to make your reservations, or offer suggestions for finding the place for experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime kind of sunset. Book today and start planning your Charleston vacation.