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Florida Beaches Guide – Naples Beach

Beach 411 ~ Naples Beach

Naples FL, Gulf Coast (South)

  • Beach type: family beach, vibrant and popular (especially at the Naples pier)
  • Beach geography: 10 miles of white soft sandy beach with emerald green and mostly shallow waters designated from Delnor-Wiggins State pass south past the Naples pier to Gordon’s Pass.
  • Ease of access: lots of street parking access points along the stretch of beach
  • Extra costs: parking is $2.50 per hour at the Pay Stations
  • Beach amenities: a bring your own towel and chair beach with some extra amenities in front of some resorts. Washroom facilities available at the Naples pier.
  • Special note: sunsets at the Naples pier are a very romantic sight to enjoy!
  • Geo-locator: Where is Naples Beach?

Naples pier at sunsetA beach for sunsets, calm waters and dolphins

Naples Beach Florida sits on the leeward Gulf coast and is perfect for family-friendly beach time. Playing in the waves and taking leisurely walks along the shoreline are a must along this fine soft sandy stretch of beach. The waters are generally calm and at dusk you can often see dolphins in their pods swimming the coast. The most popular section of Naples Beach is near the pier off Naples downtown on 12th street, if you’re looking for a little quieter space head for a beach access farther north and south from that central point.

Naples Beach area activities

Naples beach at the pierEmbrace the beach vibe of the leeward Gulf shores and the protection it offers and the post-beach shopping opportunities in this wealthy upscale community.

If you’re looking to enjoy animal sightings within the nature preserves, check out the:

Need your shopping fix … check out shops along the 5th Avenue S and 3rd Street S shopping districts or the Tin City area and Boardwalk in the downtown area for open air vendors selling local crafts and novelties.

Naples Beach events

stroll the beach at sunsetDepending on your cup of tea preferences while you are beaching your way through Florida, the Naples Beach area has some fun events to add that extra diversion to you beach days.

Naples Beach area nightlife

I’m going to say hands down, the sunsets at the Naples pier are the premier thing to do as the nightlife comes alive around Naples Beach, but also:

GoGirlfriend Naples Beach hotel recommendations

For more hotel recommendations throughout Naples, we recommend visiting Booking.com.

Naples Beach area weather

Naples area weather (click)With a position inside the Gulf of Mexico and leeward to the windy Atlantic, this allows Naples a tropical band of patterned weather with hot and wet summers, and warm and dry winters. Excitedly and enviously, Naples boasts more than 2,900 hours of sunshine a year and more than 300 sunny days a year – that’s worthy of beachy celebrations!

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