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5 Best Beaches in Naples

Updated on March 23, 2018
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Kenna loves to travel and share cool places to visit so others can have a wonderful, if not better, time than she did.

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Visiting Naples Florida Beaches

Some areas in Florida I am familiar with since I have traveled to them often at all times of the year. Naples is a very special place in my heart because its beaches are the most compelling and organic experience I have ever come to known. All inclusive beaches make the therapeutic waters and white sand a luxury.

Most definitely, Naples is opulent and the cost of living is beyond even the upper-middle-class American's budget. Yet, visiting this beaches near Naples recharges my mind and body. I am lifted to a serenity of beingness. I long to return to my secret little heaven on earth.

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Favorite Beaches

It has been such a long time since I have visited one of my favorite Naples beaches in Florida. With winter coming, I am so compelled to book a flight to the sunny state and visit the one beach in the world I love. You just fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which is only about 28-miles from Naples best beaches.

To be near the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida with the therapeutic water lapping on my ankles. Sure, I'd go for some high-end shopping with a round of golf. But still, those beaches are calling to me like the Aruba beaches in the Carribean.

The beaches all-inclusive is ideal if you stay at one of the many hotels with beaches.

Clam Pass Beach Boardwalk

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The Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches

Naples beaches stretch eleven miles along the Gulf of Mexico. The soft, white sand and nature preserves offer the most peaceful and tranquil blue waters you will ever find. Rated “The Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches” Naples is charming, sophisticated and gorgeous. The Naples beaches are undoubtedly the most visited coastline in America.

The magical sunsets alone are worth the visit; no two sunsets are ever alike. Do not be surprised if you see dolphins, sting rays, and starfish. Two of Naples beaches, Clams Pass and Vanderbilt, are popular and widely known but are very diverse in nature. Clams Pass Beach is on the list of the top 20 national beaches. Vanderbilt Beach is quite popular with the locals as well as the tourists for the restaurants and hotels in close proximity offering air conditioning Naples.

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Locals Favorite Beach

Locals say Clam Pass Beach is rarely crowded and natural resources abound. The 35-acre park in Collier County features a splendid white sandy beach with coastal dunes and 3200 linear feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico, over five miles of kayak trails, and acre after acre of mangrove swamps.

All day parking is available. From the parking lot, you take a three-quarter of a mile walk on the boardwalk to the beach, or a free tram ride is available every 6 minutes.

The walk to the beach is highly recommended, which I truly enjoyed with my family. You will see three different types of mangrove trees, red, black and white. These trees protect and stabilize low-lying coastal areas and play a critical role in coastal fishery food chains. As a result, federal, state and local laws protect mangrove trees. These trees are unique in that they are salt tolerant.

Don't be surprised if the birds and wildlife put on a show that you will not want to miss in the beach’s tidal bay. Once on the beach, you can rent kayaks, canoes, and sailboards. Other amenities include lifeguard, toilets, and showers, picnic tables, observation tower, and nature trails - a perfect beach for any family.

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Vanderbilt Beach

At the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road is the picturesque scene of Vanderbilt Beach. The 5-acre park drapes the Gulf of Mexico. Often described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world it is no wonder locals call this beach an adventure in paradise.

There is plenty of parking with easy handicap accessibility to the beach. Many ride their bikes to the beach with bike racks located close to the beach.

Densely populated with tourists and locals, Vanderbilt Beach is near plenty of hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants. Shelling happens in the early mornings while bird watching happens at all hours of the day.

A hammock is in the park. There are some favorite subtropical vegetations and natural wildlife. I just relax and let nature take me to a little bit of heaven as I lay on the beach between cooling dips in the Gulf.

Your Visit to Naples Beaches

I hope you get a chance to visit Naples, Florida because it is truly an item to put on your bucket list. The sunsets alone will make it worthwhile for you to make the effort, book a flight, make hotel reservations, and experience a pure adventure in paradise.

© 2016 Kenna McHugh

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    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      18 months ago from upstate, NY

      Thanks :)

    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      18 months ago from Northern California

      That's wonderful 60 Years!!! Have a great time. The beaches are always beautiful, especially that time of year. Don't you think?

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      18 months ago from upstate, NY

      Yes, in two months for my Parents 60th anniversary.

    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      18 months ago from Northern California

      Yes. It's beautiful there and they are so majestic. I wish I was there now. Thank you for posting. I are you thinking of going back soon?

    • wba108@yahoo.com profile image

      wba108@yahoo.com 

      18 months ago from upstate, NY

      " Clams Pass Beach is on the list of the top 20 national beaches"

      This is the beach I visited when I visited my parents in Pelican Bay last year. I'll have to tell them it's one of the top national beaches, it seemed like it to me.

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