Naples Pier
Naples Pier
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This expansive boardwalk is the perfect spot to take in the breathtaking coastline and catch the stunning Florida sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Couples can drop by for romantic evening strolls when pelicans and seagulls circle the sky. The wooden dock is a hot spot for anglers raring to cast their lines. There’s a high chance of spotting dolphins and stingrays between April and June. Be sure to snap your best shots of the picturesque scenery. Metered parking is available along the street. – Tripadvisor
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Carmen D
Naples, FL11 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
I would highly recommend visiting Naples in Florida. Here are some great things to do during your visit:

Visit the Naples Pier: This iconic landmark is a must-see attraction. You can take a leisurely stroll along the pier and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
Explore the Naples Botanical Garden: This 170-acre garden is home to a variety of plants and flowers from around the world. You can take a guided tour, attend a lecture, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Visit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens: This zoo is home to over 70 species of animals, including giraffes, lions, and tigers. You can take a guided tour, attend a feeding, or simply explore the zoo on your own.
Take a trip to the Everglades: Naples is just a short drive from the Everglades, a unique and beautiful ecosystem that is home to alligators, snakes, and other wildlife. You can take a guided tour or explore on your own.
Visit the Naples Art Association: This organization hosts a variety of art exhibitions and events throughout the year. You can attend an art show, take a workshop, or simply browse the galleries.
Go shopping on Fifth Avenue South: This charming street is lined with boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. You can shop for unique gifts and souvenirs, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Visit the Naples Museum of Art: This museum features a variety of exhibits, including contemporary art, photography, and sculpture. You can attend a lecture or take a guided tour.
Relax on the beach: Naples is home to several beautiful beaches, including Vanderbilt Beach and Clam Pass Park. You can soak up the sun, swim in the Gulf of Mexico, or simply relax and enjoy the view.
Written April 13, 2023
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mggshot
Michigan67 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There may be better beaches, there may be bigger piers but none have the ambiance. Watching the beachgoers from the pier is a great way to pass the time away as the afternoon gets shorter. Watching the local fishermen biding their time to catch anything and then hearing them weave their yarns as the fishing day winds down. Seeing couples young and old strolling to the end of the pier as the sun moves closer to the horizon. Maybe taking advantage of the concession stand to satisfy thirst or a craving or keep a child happy while waiting for the days finale. Hearing multiple languages spoken by people admiring the colors developing on the horizon. Ooh and ahs are universal. Seabirds diving for the last catch of the day. My first sunset at the pier was in 1979 sitting in the beach eating KFC before taking the long stroll. I've even fished there and shared the stories. I've spoken with strangers who explained their English was not so good. I still look forward to my visit to this place where all this comes together.
Written February 21, 2020
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Chuck M
Mount Pleasant, SC85 contributions
Jan 2021
My teen daughters and I were visiting Naples to escape the cold and took a walk on the beach and the pier. It was a great morning view and best of all it was free to go walking on it to the end. You have to pay for parking by there if you park at the beach access's near the pier but we walked down from the hotel. There is also super clean free restrooms there to use if needed, we did! The Gulf really doesn't have any waves like we are used to here in the Carolinas, but there were surfers around the pier doing their best which made for good pictures too. I would recommend a walk on this nice pier, we came in the morning but I bet sunset pictures would be great here.
Written January 19, 2021
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David T
Alexandria, VA37 contributions
Jan 2022
The pier is great. but parking is now so limited for visitors to Naples that it is difficult to do more than look at it from afar. Most parking near the beach is reserved for residents or is metered by the hour. The beaches are large and beautiful and can accommodates many more visitors than the parking situation allows. It is disappointing and something that all visitors to Naples should be aware of if their vacation planning includes long days on the beach and enjoying sunsets from the pier.
Written January 24, 2022
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Jewels115
49 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
As seen from a local’s perspective. Naples Pier is a top tourist attraction and also a top place for locals to spend a day. Go fishing, lounge on the beach, swim, play beach volleyball and grab something to eat from the Pier’s snack shop. Stay long enough and watch the beautiful sunset from the pier or come just for sunset. The pier is also a place for birding: Terns, Seagulls, Snowy Egrets and Pelicans love hanging around the fishermen. Ospreys are also a common sight. You may be lucky to see dolphins swimming off shore or possibly manatees. Remember to do the stingray shuffle when you are in the water. There is shelling on the beach, however it isn’t great as some people say. If you want great shelling try: Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse Beach or Blind Pass Beach, Tigertail Beach in Marco, Barefoot beach at the very north end of Collier County, and Lover’s Key State Park.

If you love fishing, I believe you don’t need a license to fish from the pier, but please call the City to be sure.

The parking lot is small, however there is plenty of street parking in the surrounding area. Any parking spot with a number is for beach parking. Remember the number, you will need to enter it in the pay meter.

Nearby restaurants and shopping are walking distance, however, since the pier is located in the true City of Naples, these are are high end.
Written August 1, 2021
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carolynl654
Detroit72 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Naples Pier has always been a great place to go to watch the sunset, but no more. The pier itself is great. Plenty of benches along the way to sit and people watch or rest on the long walk out since it is a longer pier. Lots of pelicans diving into the water catching fish. Schools of bait fish are all around and there’s usually dolphins too. Very multicultural and crowded. We took the side steps down to the beach and was very surprised by the overwhelming smell of marijuana and garbage that littered this beautiful beach. There were several groups of teenagers and locals fishing that had very horrible language. Seems we couldn’t find a good spot where there wasn’t bad language being yelled, so we left the pier earlier than we hoped. I think the City of Naples needs to do a better job of patrolling the pier because it is a very poor reflection of the beautiful city on the gulf. Naples certainly has the money and resources, now they need to put them to better use and start watching the pier and beaches better.
Written December 1, 2020
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Christopher P
Roosevelt, UT548 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Took an evening trip to the Naples Pier. It is a beautiful beach area with restrooms, soft sand, and the pier that goes out in the water. On the pier, people were fishing, taking pictures, and wildlife watching. There is a snack bar opened during the day serving burgers and other snacks.

We enjoyed taking some beautiful sunset photos with the Naples Pier. It was great to watch and see how people enjoyed the area, from fishing on the pier to a senior-aged photography club capturing the sunset and photos

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Written July 14, 2022
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Lanette T
Miami, FL60 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Although a beautiful area, beware of the aggressive Beach Patrol. We were walking in with a fishing rod to entertain the kids on a Sunday afternoon not knowing that a new law restricting fishing on Sunday had literally just passed 48 hours before.

We were approached by a Beach Patrol who became irate and aggressive, not only yelling at us but also threatening to issue a $100 citation. We asked what the new rules were and he couldn’t even answer, he just kept yelling to get the rod off the pier.

It’s a shame that he ruined our visit as my children became scared and wanted to leave right away.
Written January 2, 2022
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DonUber
Malvern, PA19 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a really cool place to see the sunset in Naples. There is plenty of parking at a city lot near the pier. It is a real community experience as many people come out to the pier to experience the sunset. Though there were clouds initially, the horizon cleared for the sunset.
Written March 9, 2022
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CuriousTravelerRadio
Lancaster, PA1,477 contributions
Sep 2021
The pier is interesting but very overrated. We walked the length of the pier and enjoyed the view, but the low-end crowd took away from the ambience. Nothing wrong with fishing, but fish guts on the walk tends to take away from the experience.
Written September 5, 2021
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