Paradise Found, Naples Florida


Located on Southwest Florida's "Paradise Coast", Naples draws in the rich, famous and trendy. Combining the best of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades blends the best of both worlds: The casual come-as-you-are attitude of its more than 30 miles of beaches and a sophisticated side that places fine dining , art galleries and boutiques just blocks from the Gulf of Mexico.

Nightlife abounds at the Mercato, 5th Avenue South, Third Street South and others as well as a historic district with the 19th century Naples Pier and the colorful original beach cottages.

Discover Naples luxury on vacation, strolling the shops and boutiques at The Village on Venetian Bay and enjoy the white sand beaches a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico…

You will see an extremely diverse crowd at the many of beaches. A melting-pot of European jet-setters, latin-flavors and snowbirds eagerly applying SPF to prevent third-degree burns.

Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. Barefoot Beach is actually on Little Hickory Island - as Bonita Beach and is on the south end of the island. There you will find 1 ½ miles of nature trail, showers, picnic area and a concession where equipment may be rented and food and drink is available for purchase. The preserve also offers handicapped beach wheelchair access.

Discover Naples luxury on vacation, strolling the shops and boutiques and enjoy the white sand beaches a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico…

My Top Three Naples beaches - Ride the Tide. Clam Pass - It's a natural "lazy river" adventure, where the pull and depth of the water is safe but fun. Locals know the best shore fishing in Naples is Wiggins Pass. Say they have great swimming and picnicking. Picnic table, grill and bicycling too. Vanderbilt Beach screams "Beach community with a TWIST!"

Lowdermilk Beach Park is a family favorite beach with acres of grass just foot steps away. Great for families to play on and still have the beach right there. The Park offers areas for Family cook-outs, family reunion and lovers too. Children's playground, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are available.

The 36th annual Great Dock Canoe Race had a D-Day, a Bluto, a handful of Otters and even a Weasel, as dozens of racers paddled their way around Naples Bay on Saturday.

Touted as the celebration that marks the end of the seasonal exodus of Collier’s part-time residents, approximately 5,000 spectators lined the pier along Crayton Cove or floated along on boats around the three-mile course to celebrate and cheer on the racers.

'Animal House' party vibe coming Saturday at annual Great Dock Canoe Race

A great place to watch Sunsets. You have a choice to watch sunsets with sand between your toes or enjoy the lush green grass and drop a blanket down under the tropical trees say at Lowdermilk Beach or join the crowd on theNaples Pier.

Naples City Pier One of the most popular Naples Florida attractions! No fishing license is required to cast a line from the Pier! The city of Naples picks up the ...

Check them out, you'll be glad you did. Their is just to many things to do and Attractions to see, but that's good thing. Don't forget about the kids and the family pets, there's things to do for them too!

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Have it all... Beautiful weather, beautiful places and beautiful people.

Food fests to serve up delights Feb 21 . . .  In addition to the food and beverages, several musical acts will perform and there will be an activity area for kids, dancing, a raffle and a silent auction.

Naples, Fla. - For anyone who wants to try the Japanese biscuit-stick-and-chocolate snack called pocky or sample genuine German beef rouladen, you’re in luck: It’s food festival season in Southwest Florida. At Mercato in North Naples, Asia Fest will expects to hosts 5,000 to 6,000 people for the Feb. 21 event.

With mild temperatures and a steady stream of tourists and seasonal residents, it’s the perfect time of year for local organizations to tempt taste-buds with a variety of delectable dishes in an effort to raise a buck or two for charity. The popular Greek Fest in North Naples and Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City return in February, and there are others planned as well.

Entry to the event costs $5 for adults and teens, and is free for kids 12 and younger. Attendees can purchase food and goods from a variety of sellers.

Beach weddings on a sugary white sand beaches (youtube) offers romance beyond fairly tales. Imagine exchanging vows on the beach as the brilliant Florida sun slowly sets over the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Then kick up some sand and dance the night away.

Matlacha has colorful, cozy waterfront cottages and small motels, shops, art galleries, restaurants and more. It's a great place to “park and walk.The natural coastal area of Delnor-Wiggins provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, the most visible are the ... The most popular place to fish is Wiggins Pass.

Should the shopping bug hit after a morning spent relaxing on the beach and swimming in those warm Gulf waters, venture to nearby Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South in Naples or The Esplanade on Marco Island

Visit these shopping destinations which offer an international mix of upscale restaurants, art galleries and locally owned boutiques You’ll still have plenty of time to return beachside for the sunset. If it’s Sunday, stroll over to Cambier Park in Naples for a free afternoon jazz concert

Romancing the Swamp

Venture on your own and discover the unique flora and fauna that live at the beach. Spot pink roseate spoonbills or soaring ospreys at Tigertail Beach,and you’ll understand why serious birders call it Southwest Florida’s best portion of the southern section of the Great Florida Birding Trail

Take the ranger-guided tour at Barefoot Beach Preserve Park,a diverse 342-acre ecosystem that’s home to Loggerhead sea turtles and Aquatic Butterfly Garden

Thrilling airboat rides in the South Florida Everglades, enjoy the finest fishing, meet dozens of animals, private tours, nighttime airboat tours all at Sawgrass ...Guided Kayak Eco-Trips in Everglades National Park or Big Cypress Preserve with a ...

An AirBoat Ride - The Experience of a Lifetime See the Everglades and WIldlife from an airboat!

Camping in the Everglades National Park is "Camping you dream about".

The "Golf Capital of the World" - 100 golf courses and counting - need I say more.


Make like Gilligan and friends, and find your own deserted island. The Everglade’s Ten Thousand Islands boasts many by-boat-only uninhabited destinations, secluded beaches included. Take an exciting airboat ride in the Everglades, the only subtropical preserve in North America.

Rent a boat or sea kayak – or bring your own – to reach Keewaydin and Kice islands and Cape Romano. Pack a picnic lunch or for you really adventurous types, camping gear. Rent some jet skies and ride around Keewaydin Island, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel-Captiva, and Pine Islands. Play sand volleyball with locals, go parasailing, or visit some historic places.

Enjoy a relaxing Caribbean-like climate, unrivaled Favorite Florida Beaches and romantic sunsets.

Historic Naples Pier Beach - Foot Steps away from Fine Dining, Boutique Shopping,
Art Galleries and more ...

Bid the day adieu with a frosty beverage that echoes the horizon’s hues of crimson, tangerine and lilac. Breezy beachfront Sunset Beach Bar at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. whip up specialty drinks and cuisine brimming with fresh tropical flavors (think Jamaican rum-cured salmon and crispy coconut shrimp). As a bonus, there's live entertainment that keeps the party going long after the sunset.

In your quest for the perfect libation accompanied by a prime, on-the-Gulf venue, put "Quinn’s at the Beach" at the < font style="color: #00cc00; font-family: papyrus; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; text-align: center;">Marco Island Marriott, the Sand Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Naples and LaPlaya’s Tiki Bar high on your to-do list.

Sharks Fishing

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Fishing ….. AWESOME!!!

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    Photo Gallery Having lived in Naples Photo Gallery shares my love and my experiences of the places, the people, the culture and that is the Paradise Coast.
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    Florida Fish Identification
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    Naples Saltwater Gamefish
    The "top ten" species for our in-shore/backwater. I have listed them with the most popular species first, but keep in mind that this is strictly a subjective rating.
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    Welcome to the "Paradise Coast" that offers the Southwest Florida experience, along with excitement and adventure found nowhere else.
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    Florida fishing understanding suits any style or age..
    Southwest Fishing has it all., where miles of inshore flats and mangrove shoreline combine with offshore reefs and wrecks to provide a total angling reality.
    Kayak Fishing
    Kayak Fishing: I headed out to Bunche Beach with the kayak. I threw a Rappala X-rap out one side of the kayak and a blue-backed Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow out the other side and commenced paddling around
    Florida Beach Weddings
    are a wonderful choice for couples who want to join together in paradise. With so many beautiful beaches to choose from it’s hard to pick one, so I have a few ideas for you.
    Romance at Lovers Key
    Your key to remote romance Lovers Key is an unspoiled state park so out-of-the-way it lets lovers relish Gulf coast sunsets in the privacy of each other's arms.
    Lovers Lane
    downtown Lovers Lane beaches
    Restaurant guide to Great Eats
    Restaurant guide to Great Eats , dining choices in and around Naples Fl for steak, seafood, ethnic and other fare at both family friendly and stratospheric price levels.
    Favorite places, everyone has that restaurant they just have to go to every so often. It’s a place that for whatever reason calls to you.
    Dock and Dine
    From Sanibel-Captiva to Marco Island, a number of dock-and-dine ... overlooking Naples Bayand the Gulf with seabreeze-cooled dining
    Where locals go
    Where locals go: Favorites from pizza, seafood italian and favorite hangout.
    Mercato Complex Center
    Mercato combines the best of city chic residential living with upscale shopping, dining and entertainment just minutes to the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
    Fifth Avenue South Hi-End Dining
    Fifth Avenue South Embraced by Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Fifth Avenue South of Naples is home to award-winning restaurants and café’s, world-class art galleries, chic boutiques, elegant inns
    Third Street South
    Third Street South Glamor, the sophisticated and delightful shopping and dining on historic Third Street South awaits – amidst courtyards, antique European fountains.
    Marco Island
    Marco Island is a "Tropical Paradise." and a great launch point to adventure in the Tropical waters of Southwest Florida. Marco is the largest island of Ten Thousand Islands.
    Fort Myers
    Fort Myers visitors enjoy the beaches, fishing, shopping, dinning,golf, tennis and entertainment on the sandy shores.The Beach gained a reputation as the World's Safest Beach
    Sanibel-Captiva beaches are known around the world for its premier shelling beaches. The island's geography and Gulf tidal currents result in great quantities of shells washing up on the white sand.
    Pine Island
    Pine Island - secluded, quaint atmosphere is a huge part of its charm. FLORIDA'S BEST KEPT SECRET . . . and, "YES, WE HAVE 'ALMOST NO' BEACHES"
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    South Beach, is beautiful people line the white-sand beach and clear-blue Atlantic ocean water. home to some of the city's best restaurants and nightlife.
    Favorite Florida Beaches
    Enjoy a relaxing Caribbean-like climate, unrivaled Favorite Florida Beaches and romantic sunsets.
    Naples pier beach
    Naples Pier Beach, The Naples Pier does it all. It's best known as a fishing pier and symbol of Naples but if your lucky you may catch a dolphin show, tail standing and all.
    Naples Beach Hotel
    The Naples Beach Hotel, offers it all: The Gulf of Mexico, great pool, outdoor dining, and the hidden jewel of a beach Bar call "Sunset Beach Bar" and "a Jimmy Buffets shark head with great Sunsets.
    Lowdermilk Beach
    Lowdermilk Beach Park is a World Class Beach voted for being family friendly with acres of grass just foot steps away. Great for families to play on and still have the beach right there.
    Vanderbilt Beach
    Vanderbilt Beach is a Beach Community (much like Sanibel-Captiva, Venice or Cape Cod) within Naples and is one of the most popular Beaches on the Paradise Coast. Visit and you'll see why.
    Clam Pass
    Clam Pass Park is another jewel in Naples crown, and another park that preserves a great portion of beach and mangrove for future generations.
    Welcome to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in
    Barefoot Beach
    Barefoot Beach Preserve is popular for its gorgeous, plush surroundings and its opportunities for avid fisherman, who are able to enjoy many species of fish
    Bonita Springs Beaches, just between Naples and Fort Myers, the community of Bonita Springs offers the unique and inviting Old Florida lifestyle of a charming small beach town.
    Sanibel Captiva beaches
    Sanibel-Captiva beaches are known around the world for its premier shelling beaches. The island's geography and Gulf tidal currents result in great quantities of shells washing up on the white sand.
    Dog Beach
    What can I say about a Dog Beach. It ain't pretty but your dog will love it. The pictures says it all.
    Lovers Key
    Lovers Key is a 2 1/2 mile stretch of beautiful beach. Selected as the #4 beach in Florida. A courtesy tram is available to the south beach where a gazebo, restroom, and picnic area are located.
    Fort Myers Beach
    fort-myers-beach, How can I describe Fort Myers Beach? One word: AWESOME! The island is beautiful year round, the people are very friendly, the beaches gorgeous (7-miles),
    Naples beaches amenities including their address or location, a phone number to get more information, an amenities list and a link to the official web site to get additional information online.
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    shark-fishing-location, Finding a beach near an inlet or by some sort of structure can do wonders for bait and sharks. Find a beach that doesn’t get a lot of traffic.
    Everglades parks and preserves
    Everglades Parks and preserves
    Florida KOA
    And for a fun camping vacation in Florida KOA has everything you need. Our campgrounds feature fabulous RV sites, spacious tent sites, and comfortable cabins - what more could you ask for?
    When to fish
    When to Fish, Tides raise and lower the water level approximately two times per day and affect where fish are located and how they feed.Running tides (rising or falling) are best.
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    Everglades things to do
    Romancing the Swamp
    Romancing the swamp, Scared of the swamp? Intrigued by the swamp? Then explore the swamp. It will forever change you.
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    Shark questions
    Shark questions: Here are questions and answers that fellow anglers and I responded to Anglers looking to get into The gut tighen, adrenalin rush shark fishing.
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    Hot Fish Two
    Hot Fish Two, Enjoy southern style bikini fishing. They may not catch as many fish but you must admit they look much better doing it.