Naples Municipal Beach


Naples' city beach is a long, dreamy white strand that succeeds in feeling lively but rarely overcrowded. At the end of 12th Ave S, the 1000ft pier is a symbol of civic pride, having been constructed in 1888, destroyed a few times by fire and hurricane, and reconstructed each time. Parking is spread out in small lots between 7th Ave N and 17th Ave S, each with 10 to 15 spots of mixed resident and metered parking ($1.50 per hour).

You'll find restrooms and a larger parking lot at the pier.

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1. Palm Cottage

0.13 MILES

The oldest home in Naples and last remaining tabby-mortar cottage in Collier County, this quaint abode was built in 1895 for Henry Watterson, the editor…

2. Cambier Park

0.82 MILES

Pretty, picnic-friendly park in the main retail corridor.

3. Lowdermilk Park

2.11 MILES

North of Old Naples, this is a family-friendly beach park with picnic tables, vending machines, restrooms, and volleyball courts showcasing some of the…

4. Naples Nature Center

2.57 MILES

One of Florida's premier nature-conservancy and advocacy nonprofits, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a must-visit destination for anyone…

5. Naples Botanical Gardens


This outstanding botanical garden styles itself as ‘a place of bliss, a region of supreme delight.’ And after spending some time wandering its 2½-mile…

6. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens


Caribbean Gardens is an Old Florida attraction that's been updated into a modest zoo. It has narrated boat rides in a lake to visit free-roaming, island…

7. Clam Pass County Park

5.53 MILES

This county park covers 35 acres of coastal habitat, including a 0.75-mile boardwalk through a mangrove forest that leads out to a powdery white-sand…

8. Baker Museum

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The pride of Naples, this engaging, sophisticated art museum is part of the Artis–Naples campus, which includes the fabulous Philharmonic Center next door…