The Lower Gulf Coast Sights


Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach Review

If a day at the shore just doesn't seem quite complete without a piña colada and serious people-watching, this place is for you. The white powdery sand often looks like a kaleidoscope, with multihued towels and umbrellas dotting the landscape in front of the nearly 3 miles of tony north Naples condos and luxe resorts, including the Ritz-Carlton and LaPlaya. If you walk far enough—which many people do—you come across eye candy of a different kind: the architecturally stunning megamansions of Bay Colony perched up on the dunes. A covered public parking garage gives easy access, and the beach really comes alive at sunset with onlookers. Amenities: water sports; food and drink; parking (fee); toilets; showers. Best for: partyers; sunsets; walking. Stroll up to Gumbo Limbo at the Ritz for the best Floribbean, yet surprisingly not wallet-busting, lunches and panoramic views from a shaded deck.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL, 34108
  • Phone: 239/252–4000
  • Cost: Parking $8
  • Hours: Daily 8–sunset
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  • Location: Naples
Updated: 05-12-2014

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