The Penthouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

1. The Penthouse

8.5
1111 2nd St (at Wilshire Blvd), Santa Monica, CA
New American Restaurant · Wilshire-Montana · 99 tips and reviews

Shadi M.Shadi Mehraein: Best views of LA in Santa Monica. Sit at the bar, order one of their yummy cocktails and bar food. Nothing we ate or drank was bad :)

Nina M.Nina Mo: Kate at the bar is the best!! Great views. Great night spot. Also great for brunch! Benedict, aperol smash, any flatbread, breakfast burger, kogi sliders, viet stk sandwich... Too many to name!

Ryan W.Ryan W: Probably the best view in Santa Monica. Ocean, mountains, and downtown. Incredible.

Casa Del Mar Hotel is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

2. Casa Del Mar Hotel

9.2
1910 Ocean Way (at Pico Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA
Hotel · Ocean Park · 65 tips and reviews

JW N.JW Najarian: Right next to Shutters. Love the bar and sitting area. Best place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over Santa Monica.

LitedreamerLitedreamer: Live jazz during happy hour. Incredible sunset views and super nice staff. Pricey but a 'Must Go', if in the area.

Hessa A.Hessa Alabdulkarim: Wonderful hotel with a great beach location, the breakfast view was breathtaking, and the staff was an absolute delight, every time I interacted with them during my stay!

Hotel Shangri La Rooftop Bar is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

3. Hotel Shangri La Rooftop Bar

8.3
1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Bar · Downtown Santa Monica · 56 tips and reviews

JennJenn: If you hate amazing drinks (The Cucumber Gimlet,Godiva Martinis), beautiful people,ga-ga views of the ocean & perfect sunsets, then this place is not for you. Drinks are pricey, and start at $15.

JennJenn: If you hate amazing drinks (The Cucumber Gimlet,Godiva Martinis), beautiful people,ga-ga views of the ocean & perfect sunsets, then this place is not for you. Drinks are pricey, and start at $15.

MetroWizeMetroWize: The classic décor, intimate setting and stellar views provide a great backdrop to take in some Santa Monica beach weather, deliciously crafted cocktails, and devour oysters on the half shell. Read more.

Palisades Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

4. Palisades Park

9.4
Ocean Ave (btwn Colorado & Adelaide), Santa Monica, CA
Park · Wilshire-Montana · 51 tips and reviews

Stacey S.Stacey S: It's a great place to take your dog for a walk. Beautiful views and nice people (usually).

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Features some of the city’s most magnificent sunsets & ocean views. It’s one of the city’s oldest parks! A jogging and biking path runs along steep cliffs overlooking the Pacific.

~A P.~A P: Scenic ocean views, great spot for a walk or picnic - feels a world away from LA's urban landscapes...

Santa Monica State Beach is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

5. Santa Monica State Beach

9.6
1432 Palisades Beach Rd (at Colorado Ave.), Santa Monica, CA
Beach · Downtown Santa Monica · 294 tips and reviews

Lee C.Lee Croucher: Amazing beach, amazing pier, amazing sunsets - get to the pier for 19:30 for sunsets

Katherine C.Katherine Coles: Beautiful scenery, generally very clean, toilets and an easy walk from parking near Third Street or off the PCH.

Katherine C.Katherine Coles: Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Easy walk to Third Street and many options for parking. Generally very clean. Toilets available at certain points.

The Lobster is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

6. The Lobster

8.6
1602 Ocean Ave (at the Pier), Santa Monica, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Santa Monica · 120 tips and reviews

Natasha N.Natasha Nathan: The Lobster is just the best all around!!! Sunsets are the best!!!

Allen W.Allen Wolpert: Clams and mussels with a great view.

Karey S.Karey Smith: Great food!! Great view of the water and the Santa Monica Pier!!!

The Huntley Hotel is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

7. The Huntley Hotel

8.6
1111 2nd St (at California Ave), Santa Monica, CA
Hotel · Wilshire-Montana · 64 tips and reviews

ashley r.ashley roeber: Ask for floors 14 and above for the best view. Yogurt with granola and berries is fantastic for breakfast.

Colleen H.Colleen H: Rooftop bar on weekdays. Go for the magic hour. Nice rooms. Thin walls. Delicious views.

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: An ideal perch to watch the sunset, an express elevator with a stunning ocean view zips past floors to deposit patrons directly on one of the Penthouse's leather couches! Happy hour Mon-Fri, 4-7pm! Read more.

Shutters on the Beach is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

8. Shutters on the Beach

9.3
1 Pico Blvd (at Appian Way), Santa Monica, CA
Resort · Downtown Santa Monica · 102 tips and reviews

Jennifer J.Jennifer J: My "go to" LA hotel. Friendly staff, beautiful ocean views, amazing brunch @ Coast!

PurplelabnycPurplelabnyc: One of the best views of the beach in LA. Eat at One Pico and ask for a table by a window and listen to ocean as you dine. You may even rub shoulders with the stars!

Simon & Schuster M.Simon & Schuster Manager: The farmer's market-inspired menu is perfect for watching a sunset on the beach. Katie Lee, author of GROUNDSWELL, enjoyed many meals here while writing the book.http://bit.ly/k56VHC

Water Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

9. Water Grill

8.7
1401 Ocean Ave (Santa Monica Blvd), Santa Monica, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Santa Monica · 81 tips and reviews

Susan G.Susan Green: A sibling of the famed Water Grill downtown, this does not disappoint. Lively atmosphere, fab raw bar, and beautiful views of the ocean.

Debbie S.Debbie Spence: Get a table in the window for great views of the sunset

DmytroDmytro: Great restaurant! Nice design, good location, ocean view, food is delicious. Frito Misto, owen baked black bream, great kids menu. Good selection of draught beer

Pacific Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

10. Pacific Park

8.4
380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA
Theme Park · Downtown Santa Monica · 36 tips and reviews

SJ8544123 L.SJ8544123 L: If u look towards the ferris wheel with the boardwalk lights, u will see the most beautiful sunset ;P roller coaster is pretty good♥

William M T.William M Tammick III: Great carnival atmosphere and a sunset to boot.

Erik R.Erik Rowley: The only amusement park on the entire West Coast located on a pier. The roller coaster and Ferris wheel are must rides, sunset and at night when everything lights up are best times to visit.

Santa Monica Route 66 "End of the Trail" is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

11. Santa Monica Route 66 "End of the Trail"

8.9
California
Scenic Lookout · Downtown Santa Monica · 16 tips and reviews

Brendan N.Brendan Nee: Grab a margarita at Mariasol at the end of the pier and enjoy the sunset.

Jofoto612Jofoto612: Get in line early to take pic of sign! Watch out for photo bombers! Great for sunsets and sun rises!

Polly D.Polly Dorr: Great sunset !!

Tongva Park is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

12. Tongva Park

8.9
1615 Ocean Ave (Civic Center Dr.), Santa Monica, CA
Park · Downtown Santa Monica · 35 tips and reviews

Tom H.Tom Hall: Spectacular new park. Incredible views and a wonderful serene green space. Finally, Ocean Avenue to world class status that it should be upgraded. Well done Santa Monica!!! 5 Stars!!!

Great views of the ocean with modern design!

Natalie B.Natalie Burdick: Ocean view observation decks and arching stream fountains were just two of the highlights of this beautiful park

Santa Monica Place is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

13. Santa Monica Place

9.2
395 Santa Monica Pl (at 3rd St.), Santa Monica, CA
Shopping Mall · Downtown Santa Monica · 138 tips and reviews

MelanieMelanie: Love the view from the third floor dining terrace. Comfy seats :)

Bridget H.Bridget Hawkins: Great shopping! Bring a jacket@ night... open air shopping. If you go up toward the roof... u can catch a great sunset veiw over the ocean :-)

William R.William Reardon: The food court offers one of the better values. Grab your lunch or dinner from there and enjoy the great views of the 3rd floor terrace.

The Bungalow Santa Monica is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

14. The Bungalow Santa Monica

8.9
101 Wilshire Blvd (at Ocean Ave), Santa Monica, CA
Lounge · Wilshire-Montana · 130 tips and reviews

BollareBollare: The outdoor bar scene at the Fairmont Miramar is great! Play ping pong or sit on one of the couches and enjoy the views of the beach! –Tera L.

Time Out Los AngelesTime Out Los Angeles: Best new bar winner 2013. If we could translate CA culture into a cocktail, it would be this place: equal parts ocean view, killer music, a fire pit, lounge chairs, signature drinks & beautiful people Read more.

Sarah Lynn S.Sarah Lynn Shah: Good cocktails, gorgeous view, great crowd, so fun for weekends - day & night

Pacific Ocean is one of The 15 Best Places for Sunsets in Santa Monica.

15. Pacific Ocean

8.8
Pacific Ocean (view from Santa Monica), Santa Monica, CA
Scenic Lookout · Downtown Santa Monica · 38 tips and reviews

Mark P.Mark Palace: Watch the sunset over the pacific ocean!:-)

Michael O.Michael Oconitrillo: Beautiful view

Ina M.Ina Mamaat-Paredes: Lovely sunset