Summertime is here and the waterfront sunsets are yours for viewing. Norfolk’s array of outstanding sunset viewing locations are all exceptional in their own way. Marvel at the beautiful red, orange, yellow, pink and purple hues at everyone’s favorite time of day. Watch from a rooftop bar or down by the Chesapeake Bay.

Here are some of the best sunset viewing locations in the Norfolk area. Be sure to make time to see them all – also don’t forget to snap a photo and share it with us! #VisitNorfolkVA

Ocean View Fishing Pier 

At the Ocean View Fishing Pier, you aren’t just watching the sunset, you are essentially a part of it. The pier’s restaurant, now open through summer, has an open rooftop deck loaded with lifeguard chairs for out-of-this-world sunset viewing. The OV Fishing Pier restaurant offers fresh seafood to pair with the stupendous sunset experience.

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Located in the Hilton Norfolk’s The Main, Grain is a rooftop bar with one of the best selections of craft beer in Norfolk. This scene-setting destination is the perfect place to watch the sunset, due to its terraced patio with spectacular views of the Elizabeth River. Grain is a great place to unwind, have a cold beer and bask in the sweet summer sunset.

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The Hermitage Museums and Gardens

Join the Hermitage in celebrating summer with their Sunsets on the River events, every other Thursday from June 7 to August 19. Relax on the shoreline and listen to live music by the region’s hottest bands. Enjoy drinks from a cash bar featuring craft beer and wine and grab some grub from a variety of food vendors that will be on location.

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Waterside District 

Norfolk’s Waterside District is the place to be at sunset! Grab a bite and a couple of drinks for a 5-star sunset experience at one of Waterside’s restaurants which all offer outside seating, giving you a guaranteed view.   

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Town Point Park

Located in Downtown Norfolk, Town Point Park provides eight acres of peaceful outdoor space, nestled right on the banks of the beautiful Elizabeth River. Sit and enjoy the stunning sunset view while watching sailboats float by on the shimmering water.

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