Bask in the Florida sun while you engage with the city’s history at the Naples Pier. This lengthy wooden dock extends out into the Gulf of Mexico and is a favorite destination for fishers, sunbathers or couples looking to catch a romantic sunset on an evening walk.
The Naples Pier was built in 1888 as a dock for receiving goods and passengers. Though it has been damaged over the 20th century by fire and numerous hurricanes, it was reconstructed and remains a symbol of the town’s resilience, history and beauty.
Take a leisurely stroll down the pier and join the hundreds of visitors who come here for spectacular views and a breath of the fresh sea air. Purchase ice cream or a cool drink and venture to the end of the pier for a panoramic look out over the ocean and back onto the exquisite Naples coastline. A gazebo provides benches and shade on hot days so you can linger and experience the ambiance.
Though diving off the pier is prohibited, you can enjoy the cool ocean waters from the adjacent beach. Work on your tan in the summer sun or join an exhilarating game of beach volleyball with local residents.
Enjoy some relaxing fishing while you watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. The region is well-known for its great opportunities for shark fishing and the area is populated by a number of magnificent sea birds. Be sure to stay alert since these birds may attempt to steal your catch. Try night fishing with a friend for a peaceful experience in the temperate Florida climate.
Have a meal with a view in one of the many restaurants along the promenade. The soft sounds of water lapping onto the beach and the picturesque horizon provide a calm, romantic atmosphere.
Use on-street parking or find nearby parking lots in the Naples Historic District. Naples Pier is always open and public toilets are provided.