Naples Beach, Florida, USA
Naples offers fantastic sunsets, incredible shopping, championship golf & white sand beaches, while being home to some of the most luxurious waterfront estates and condos in the world. With powdery white sands and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico Naples is located on Florida's Paradise Coast in Southwest Florida,
Home to many wonderful golf courses, pristine beaches, shopping, restaurants and more; Naples Beach has just about everything you could want for relaxing holiday on Florida's Paradise Coast. The area offers many outdoor attractions and activities including fishing, local wildlife parks, kayaking and excursions to the Everglades.
The beaches are pristine and offer endless hours of fun. The area is well known for its high-end shopping, luxury dining and challenging golf courses. The resort offers a good range of accommodation, from private self catering rentals to top end, top service hotels.
The Naples Beach stretches for 6 miles, its midway point highlighted by the Pier, a great spot for fishing, nature watching or enjoying a beautiful sunset. All beaches are public in Naples, with plenty of access and parking areas. The beach is backed by private residences so food and drink outlets are limited to a few places; such as the Pier and the Naples Beach Hotel.
A popular beach during the high season, Vanderbilt Beach starts in North Naples and continues north to the Delnor Wiggins State Park, there are just three main public beach accesses here.
Things to Do
Naples offers many activities to be enjoyed in the great outdoors. Golf is particularly popular where there are around 90 courses on offer, many of which are private though open to the public during off season. It's also a boaters paradise thanks to the miles of backwater and mangrove forests lining the waterways, making canoeing and kayaking a prominent activity to be enjoyed here. There's also numerous boat tours, from dolphin watching to deep sea fishing, and romantic sunset cruises to thrilling airboat tours of the Everglades.
There are plenty of opportunities for day trips away from the beach, such as the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens where a boat cruise around a lake takes visitors close to a number of cage-free islands which are home to the zoo's primates; and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 11,000 acres of marshland, home to 600-year-old trees, otters, alligators and a collection of endangered birds.
Out and About
There are two main shopping districts in downtown Naples; Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, both lined with shops and boutiques, fine and casual dining options. A number of luxury brands can also be found at the Waterside Shops and at the Village on Venetian Bay, both in North Naples.
To get the best out of your visit and explore the surrounding area having a car whilst staying in Naples is highly recommended. There is a tourist trolley service, which stops at some of the city's main attractions, starting in Downtown Naples the trolley runs all the way to Vanderbilt Beach.
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