Naples is often referred to as the “crown jewel of Southwest Florida.” The city is nestled on the sunny beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and known for the abundance of restaurants, world-class retail and golf courses. Naples is also located just steps away from the Everglades. The city has one of the nations best beaches and boasts a calm sea escape making it a hot spot for water lovers and naturists.

Along with the beach, Naples also offers recreational parks for sports enthusiasts and plenty of green space. There is so much to love about living on Naples Waterfront.

Living on Naples Waterfront

Living on Naples Waterfront is a true adventure. There are so many activities to enjoy with friends and family every single day. Below are a few of the most popular options:

Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours

Take an exciting airboat tour through mangrove tunnels and vast grasslands, and then revel in even more nature with a swamp buggy ride. You can also visit their animal sanctuary that features panthers, alligators, tigers, otters, snakes and live alligator shows.

Kayak Rentals at Naples Bay Resort

Get an up close and personal look at paradise when you rent a kayak and explore the mangrove forest and all of the beautiful animals that call it home.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Hand-feed giraffes, watch wildlife shows, hand-feed alligators, cruise through the island of monkeys and see plenty of lions, tigers and bears all at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.

Dolphin Explorer

See these beautiful creatures up close on the Dolphin Explorer Eco-Tour. This is the only bottlenose dolphin study in Southwest Florida.


After a relaxing day of sitting by the beach or playing a round of golf, enjoy one of the many delicious restaurants in Naples. The M Waterfront Grille, MiraMare or FISH at Venetian Village are the perfect spots for a cocktail and a casual meal. Also make sure to try Mangrove Café, Bha Bha Bistro, Chops City Grill and BICE – some of Naples’ most loved restaurants.

Along with these options, you will also find sidewalk cafes, gourmet delis and plenty of casual dining options to enjoy dinner with a view of the ocean. There are also plenty of dining options on Naples’ Fifth Avenue South, Third Street South and Bayfront. You can expect to find any type of restaurant from Thai to Italian in Naples.

Naples Waterfront Real Estate

Many neighborhood developments in Naples offer styles of home from Mediterranean to modern and are built around a lifestyle that includes boating, golfing and plenty of green space. Many of these developments include amenities like pools, fitness centers and tennis courts to cater to this lifestyle.

You can enjoy waterfront living in a stylish condo in Pelican Bay or Cape Marco on Marco Island or in The Colonnade at Park Shore, which has its own private beach. Pelican Harbor on Vanderbilt Beach offers condo harbor homes with 70 boat slips near golfing and the beach.

Many inland Naples neighborhoods also have spectacular views of the water. Village Walk is a popular neighborhood with homes built on waterways that form our from a village center. Calusa Bay is a gated, waterfront development off Airport Road that offers condos and carriage homes in villages on six lakes. Fiddler’s Creek by Gulf Bay has a mixture of villas, condos and homes on a 4,000-acre community with a clubhouse, spa, nature preserve and a 72-hole championship golf course.

Golfing communities are popular in Naples. Lely Resort, Eagle Creek, Collier Reserve, and Grey Oaks are just a few of the golf communities in the city. All of these communities offer incredible championship courses and stunning landscaped settings. The Wilderness Country Club in North Naples is a gated clubhouse with several lakes, an 18-hole golf course and five pools.

Compared to other housing markets in Florida, Southwest Florida is relatively inexpensive and offers top amenities.

Let Barry DeNicola Be Your Guide to Naples Waterfront Living

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