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The Lower Gulf Coast Sights

Vanderbilt Beach

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

100 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, Florida, 34108, USA

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Phone:

239-252–4000

Sight Details:

  • Parking $8
  • Daily 8–sunset

Updated 05/12/2014

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