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Very nice beach setting for a wedding

Our oldest son was married this past September on Vanderbilt beach. He and his wife had beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan S
One of the better Naples beaches

There is a parking garage within walking distance. Food options close. Restroom facilities near the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our oldest son was married this past September on Vanderbilt beach. He and his wife had beautiful pictures taken on this beach after the ceremony. The red tide had been an issue the week before, but it was clean and sparkling in time for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

There is a parking garage within walking distance. Food options close. Restroom facilities near the entrance. Rentals of lounging options and water activities. Showers. Great place to hangout. Take a dip. Relax. Watch the sunset.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 8-drank-was-merry
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The sand is not Shelly and it is fluffy white. There is a round a bout you can drop off your people and chairs etc. while the driver drives car a couple blocks to a $8 a day parking garage. The beach also has nice...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KkFiff
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Saw beautiful sunsets here. Gorgeous sand and shells. Easy access parking garage. Warm water, white sand!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donna Q
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I was so excited to see the famous crystal clear blue waters and powdery sand that the SW of Florida is known for and was highly disappointed when I encountered nothing even remotely close to that - the water was cloudy. I am going to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smsantuchi
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Yes...red tide is in the Naples area but we were on this gorgeous beach on a day that it wasn't felt or seen (no dead fish and no coughing). Clean, beautiful greenish blue water - the sand is like powder and isn't hot!! We went...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mimimama2004
Reviewed August 23, 2018

A very great place to visit especially during the wintry cold season. Clean streets, Great restaurants and beautiful sandy beaches A bit pricey but people are generally helpful

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gap012016
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I've visited here many times and typically love it - but unfortunately the Red Tide is really a downer for the experience. Respiratory issues aside, you couldn't 3 or 4 feet without seeing a dead fish at the high tide mark.....Annoyance aside, it's just sad...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank harvman
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I am very upset with the parking garage that is located near the beach. When we entered the parking garage we were told that the Red Tide was low and there were just a few dead fish on he beach. We paid $8 and walked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank MN_lovethebeach
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It's a beautiful beach and a great place to view the sunsets but we unfortunately visited the week when the red tide restrictions were in effect. Lots of dead fish on the beach area although cleaned regularly by the beach rangers. We couldn't spend too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Rick B
March 24, 2017|
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Response from CherylAnnRD | Reviewed this property |
No address, it's a beach. Look up beach front hotels and public parking. We parked privately for $10 but ne beach fees (like in New Jersey).
Peggi M
October 26, 2016|
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Response from LovingLife39 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the serve drinks and chips, ice cream and beach items. At the entrance of the beach there is a nice restaurant called the beach box. The sell breakfast and lunch.....pizza, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, fruit......really... More
Travel Forum Posts
San Mateo, California
Please Advice (2 Replies)
We are coming to Naples for 8 days in July. We are going to rent a house or condo. We love to be close by the beach and spend the whole day there, swimming and walking. Do you advice us to stay by the Pier or Vanderbilt Beach? Shall we look for a place that offers bikes, is bike riding something that shouldn't be missed? Thank you very much in advance!!
April 11, 2011|
Response fromLAURA7CANTONA|
Have a look at a previous post re Parkshore, that seems to get good reviews re amenities, the beach, shops etc... Laura
Private Home in Vanderbilt Beach area (1 Replies)
Hi, First time to Naples. Am thinking of renting a private home with pool on Heron Avenue in Vanderbilt Beach area. I think it is in the 400 block. Is anyone familiar with this area? Still trying to decide between private home with private pool and beachfront condo. thanks
September 28, 2008|
Response fromSEAPOINTER|
Have rented a home on Heron. The owner is Scott. Stayed there twice and enjoyed it. Nice location on lagoon, nice furnishings and pretty well equipped.
Annapolis- Maryland
Marco Island or Vanderbilt Beach canal home rental in Feb. (4 Replies)
Trying to decide on several canal homes -- We are not big night life folks, but do enjoy good food & drink. Looking for nice places to walk dogs and bike. I'd love to know what the pros & cons of marco Isl vs Vanderbilt beach area are. We also will be golfing. This will be a month long trip. Thanks in advance!
July 24, 2009|
Response fromWisKim|
You will find more municipal and executive public golf courses in the Vanderbilt Beach area. There are affordable options close to Marco though. Marco is a great area to ride bikes. If you are not bringing your own, the Island Bike shop is great. They will deliver rentals for you. I see people walking dogs on Marco a lot. I seem to recall a post on here about a dog park?? You may want to search this forum. There isn't much of a nightlife on Marco. However, there are plenty of places to get...More