Naples and Marco Island beaches have won many prestigious awards, this quiet corner in southwest Florida provides the most beautiful beaches. Expect fine white sand and palm trees along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Waves are usually small and manageable, and the water tends to be shallow for quite a distance from the shoreline.
Relaxed Vibe with Nearby Restaurants
The Beach at Naples Pier
If you’re looking for a beautiful soft-sand beach, with nearby restaurants, manageable crowds, a fun vibe, and washroom facilities, Naples Pier is the best place to go. This beach is picture perfect and stretches on for miles. The pier also has a solid place in local history – the dock dates back to 1888 and was originally used for freight and ship passengers. Today, the pier features a concession stand, parking access and restrooms and invites fishing 24 hours a day (no fishing license required).
Vanderbilt Beach is the backyard for guests staying at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Vanderbilt Beach is open to the public, white sands wispy with sea oats, shells and birding. More than a pretty view, this stretch of beach is rich with amenities including concessions, restrooms and showers, a parking garage and handicap access. If you like a bit of liveliness and action in your beach, this is the place to come.
Family and Friends Beach Day
The beach is backed by a green space where you’ll find picnic tables, showers, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, barbecues, and restrooms. It’s an idea place to visit with family and friends and watch the sunset.
Nature and Adventure
Tigertail Beach on Marco Island
One of the most popular spots on Marco Island. The tidal pools are filled with fish and sea life, and what was once an offshore sandbar is now Sand Dollar Island. There’s also a great playground and a concession stand that rents kayaks, stand up paddleboards and other beach gear.
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