BEST BEACHES NEAR NAPLES

Atop the countless list of reasons to move to Naples are the beaches. With sugar-white sand, tranquil blue water, and incomparable weather, the beaches of Naples are alluring to people from all over the world. Amidst the many Naples’ beaches from which to choose, these four beaches are beloved favorites of both tourists and locals alike:

Naples Beach and Pier

Offering something for everyone, the Naples Beach and Pier is located at 12th Avenue South, and just steps from historic 3rd Street, which is bountiful in fine dining and shops. You will see everything from sunbathing on the sandy white beaches, fishing from the pier, and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, to people coming and going as they explore what iconic downtown Naples has to offer. The Naples Pier has not only a casual midway snack kiosk, but also unbelievable views of both the water and multi-million dollar beachfront homes.

Vanderbilt Beach

In North Naples, at the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road, Vanderbilt Beach is located in a 5 acre County Park. You can bring your own chairs, or visit the local rental concession for chairs or cabanas. Families and children delight in the many beach activities that Vanderbilt Beach has to offer: swimming, kayaking, volleyball, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and, of course, shelling. You can enjoy the noteworthy shelling as you take a short stroll to the Ritz Carlton, where you can indulge at their beachfront restaurant, Gumbo Limbo.  

Barefoot Beach

Known as a paddling paradise, Barefoot Beach is located off Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, just 17 miles north of Naples. One of Southwest Florida’s last preserved barrier islands, the 342 acre park is quintessential for watching wildlife like manatees, sea turtles, and osprey in their natural habitat. For those who want to explore the mangroves, kayak and canoe rentals are available.

Clam Pass

Appearing to be private, this 35 acre, family-friendly park and beach is accessible just beyond the Naples Grande Beach Resort, off Pine Ridge Road. A three-quarter long boardwalk through a canopy of banyan trees leads to a beach-lover’s paradise. As the beach is adjoining a luxury resort, visitors benefit from amenities like rentals and a concession stand.


If you are longing to live near some of the most spectacular beaches in Southwest Florida, look no further. Naples is your destination. Please contact Gulfcoast International Properties today so we can assist you on your real estate journey.