Of course Naples Florida is known as one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the country, but itâ€™s important to discern why so many come year after year to discover the incredible amenities of distinction such as its beaches and superior golfing that make Naples such a special place.
First and foremost, it is the miles of crystal white sands, powder blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and vast shoreline that border the wondrous coast of Southwest Florida that so many visitors come to relish in each and every season. With the warmth of the Florida sun and the radiance it endows, itâ€™s no wonder why Naples is a magnet for all who come to enjoy its splendor. The top best beaches, and those that come to mind, are truly the most fabulous and untouched beaches of Naples and include the beaches of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Clam Pass Beach Park, North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach and the renowned Vanderbilt Beach. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a 166-acre tropical oasis with miles of pure white sands, where kayakers, boaters and fisherman frequent and located on a narrow barrier island this pass, a natural outlet for the Cocohatchee River.
In addition to the outdoor activities of fishing, boating and kayaking, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers its guests Gulf-front swimming and picnicking amongst incredible preserves thick with mangroves, sea grapes and palm trees. Clam Pass Beach Park is another favorite laced with 35-acres of mangroves, coastal dunes and beaches, a boardwalk that provides access to and from the beach and offers access to free shuttle service, with beach equipment rentals and food and drink services available. North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach provides a walking path between the condos of Seagate and North Gulfshore Boulevard Beach in a calm and pictorial setting. Vanderbilt Beach is one of the largest and populated beaches inâ€“season in Naples and offers beach equipment rentals including cabanas and water sports, concessions, is in very close proximity to the best restaurants in the North Naples area as well as great shopping and fabulous entertainment options. Over the past couple of years, Collier County has expanded parking on Vanderbilt Beach to include a 3-story parking facility to accommodate its expanding visitor populace.
Golfing in Naples is unmatched and offering golfing on some very prestigious and challenging courses. The list of the finest courses is comprehensive, however there are quite a few that are considered to be the top courses in Naples; Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club, Wyndemere Country Club, Naples Grande Golf Club, Calusa Pines Golf Club, and LaPlaya Golf Club. Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club features 6,909 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 and is located on a gorgeous stretch of greens designed by E. Lawrence Packard. Wyndemere Country Club features the gold course, the green course and the white course totaling over 9,000 yards of outstanding golf in an extraordinary lush setting. Naples Grande Golf Club is over 7,000 yards of Bermuda grass designed by Rees Jones in an uncompromised location. Calusa Pines Golf Club is set in a gorgeous secluded location of Naples on 7,215 yards of the best of golf, and has been rated as one of the top 100 golf courses in the United States. LaPlaya Golf Club lies on 6,488 yards of stunning greens in the beautiful exclusive resort of LaPlaya Beach and Golf Club.
Whether choosing to visit Naples for its luxuriant beachfront places of discovery or for its premier championship golf courses, the majestic beauty and natural surroundings of Naples make it the preferred destination for the many visitors that come to Southwest Florida.