Things to do at the Beaches of Naples, Florida

Are you ready for fun at a Naples, Florida beach, offering dramatic expanses of white sandy shoreline and catering to every type of beachgoer, from relaxation seekers to adventure-chasers? No wonder Naples beaches have been honored with multiple prestigious awards, including the Travelers' Choice Awards for the Top 25 Beaches in the U.S.

Many Naples beaches are within a stroll of Naples Bay Resort. If you choose to explore farther, enjoy a convenient ride by way of our complimentary shuttles to the Naples Pier or any number of other local beaches. Spend an afternoon with our beach chairs and towels, or explore in the evening for a memorable sunset over the Gulf.

Unlike many other beach communities, the beauty of the shoreline has been preserved. Each of Naples’ beaches are public access parks and preserves. Bring a picnic or cooler, or pick up a snack from one of the beach concessions.

Read more details about the beaches in Naples, Florida or select an escape based on your favorite type of adventure:

Exploring with Fido

Dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Naples, Florida, but if you’re traveling with Fido, head to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area, where pets are welcome guests.

Collecting Sea Shells

Naples beaches are excellent havens for shell collectors, especially during early-morning low tides, after storms and with new or full moons, which impact the tides most of all. Vanderbilt Beach is an ideal early morning location.

Seeking a Private Escape

While all beaches in Naples are public, you’re likely to find the fewest people at North Gulfshore, simply because there are no facilities. Bring your own lunch and spend the day in solitude.

Viewing Wildlife

Thirty minutes away from the Naples Bay Resort is one of the wildest natural habitats in the United States: the legendary Florida Everglades. The Everglades offers a thrilling immersion into one of the nation's most revered habitats for the individual, couples and the entire family. Countless spaces of exquisitely colored birds, schools of dolphins, alligators, small sharks, wild flowers, orchids and even the elusive Florida panther all reside in the Everglades, one of the nation's most beautiful wetlands. Everglades Area Tours offers a naturalist-let kayak and boat eco-tours deep into the Everglades National Park. Experience paddling among the wildlife, custom Everglades hiking, bicycling and aerial tours also available.

Kayaking and Other Water Sports

Clam Pass offers kayak and catamaran rental, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass’ outfitter rents paddleboards and kayaks. You can explore the mangroves or the pristine shoreline.

Snorkeling the Reef

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area and Beach boasts a hard bottom reef, which runs parallel to the beach, where scuba diving is permitted. The closest area to the reef is area 2.

Imagine More at the beaches of Naples, Florida… made easy with Naples Bay Resort!