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NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES DISCOVER YOUR PARADISE

NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES DISCOVER YOUR
PARADISE

Keywords: Naples,Marco island,Everglades,Visitors guide,travel,trip,vacation,gateway,europe

DISCOVER YOURNAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES
PARADISE

OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

UPCOMING WELLNESS FAMILY DINING ON
EVENTS TRAVEL FUNDAY THE BEACH

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Escape to Naples’ Original Beachfront Resort

The Gulf of Mexico stretches out before you at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Seven miles of
white-sand beach, award-winning golf and an indulgent spa complete the picture. Since 1946, we have practiced a

tradition of personal service and attention, for an original experience every time.
Call 888.886.9196 or visit NaplesBeachHotel.com
No resort fees.

Naples’ All Suite Resort
L O C AT E D D I R E C T LY O N

THE BEACH

1901 GULF SHORE BLVD. NORTH, NAPLES

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To view more information about DISCOVER EXPERIENCE
features in this magazine, visit
Area Highlights & Maps . . . . . 08 Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
ParadiseCoast.com/Videos Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Wellness Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Local Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 RESOURCE GUIDE

EXPLORE Area Sightseeing . . . . . . . . . . 40
Accommodations . . . . . . . . . . 52
Excursions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Visitor Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Parks & Preserves . . . . . . . . . 24

PL AY

On the Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
On Land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
On the Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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DISCOVER

FLORIDA'S
PARADISE

COAST

No matter what you
envision when you close
your eyes and picture the
ideal getaway, we have you
covered. Any vocabulary
that defines your vacation
style — relaxing and casual,
artsy and chic, active and
adventurous or maybe
wondrous and awe-inspiring
— applies perfectly well to
this little corner of the world.
So, what are you waiting
for? The varied pleasures
of Naples, Marco Island,
Everglades City, Immokalee
and Ave Maria await you…

here along Florida’s
Paradise Coast.

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NAPLES

A perfect blend of nature and glamour is
yours to be explored in this coastal gem on
Florida’s southwestern shore. Here you will
find award-winning, white-sand beaches,
famed golf courses and peaceful preserves
alongside the very finest in shopping,
dining and entertainment. While sporting
an unmistakably small-town vibe, Naples is
simply bursting with cosmopolitan appeal.

AREA HIGHLIGHT: A local historic landmark,
the Naples Pier provides the optimal
spot to enjoy the gorgeous sunsets that
demonstrate how Florida’s Paradise Coast
earned its name.

IMMOKALEE

The rural feel of this singular community is
rooted as much in the quiet beauty of the
landscape as it is in the fresh abundance
of its produce markets. Boasting flora that
ranges from towering oaks to the bulrush of
Lake Trafford, it’s clear that taking a deep
breath and appreciating Mother Nature
is at the top of your must-do list when in
Immokalee.

AREA HIGHLIGHT: Situated on 13 acres
of Florida wilderness on the edge of the
Big Cypress Swamp, the Pioneer Museum
at Roberts Ranch is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. Fascinating
exhibits share the story of the early settlers
who tamed this lovely land.

AVE MARIA

While the heart of this planned college town
is the campus of Ave Maria University and
the impressive Wright-inspired oratory, it is
also home to a quaint downtown area and
miles of nature trails to explore. Serene and
family-friendly, the community of Ave Maria
has grown by leaps and bounds since it was
first established in 2007.

AREA HIGHLIGHT: The preserved terrain
in this part of Southwest Florida can be
more fully appreciated with the guidance
of Orange Jeep Tours, who thrill visitors
with an up-close view of native wildlife like
American alligators and rare bird species.

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MARCO ISLAND

From its unique position in southern
Florida, this barrier island is in a class all
its own. While accessible by a bridge that
connects it to the mainland, it still feels
worlds away. Whether enjoying a resort
atmosphere along a powdery strand or
relaxing in a more historic setting with
stunning views, visitors instantly feel at
home and recognize Marco Island as a
little piece of palm-treed heaven.

AREA HIGHLIGHT: Pristine Tigertail Beach
is a local treasure, and a visit there will
yield what may become the most prized
souvenir of your paradise getaway. A
colorful fighting conch shell discovered
along the crystal shore will be a beautiful
reminder that a return trip to the Ten
Thousand Islands is certainly in order.

EVERGLADES CITY

Wild and wonderful, this town is known
as the western entrance to Everglades
National Park, as well as the gateway to
the Ten Thousand Islands. Everglades
City is a portal to adventure with ample
opportunities for nature spotting and
fun on the water. The United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) selected
Everglades National Park a World
Heritage Site for its historical and scientific
significance.

AREA HIGHLIGHT: From October to May,
take advantage of your visit to the Stone
Crab Capital of the World by savoring the
flavor of some fresh-caught claws. Lobster
lovers can request a side of melted butter
with their crab order, or maybe go the local
route with a tangy mustard dipping sauce.

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SEMINOLE CASINO
HOTEL IMMOKALEE

CHOKOLOSKEE

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DISCOVER

EVENTS

⬇ JANUARY Swamp Buggy Races entertainment in Naples.
StKatherine.net
Visit ParadiseCoast.com Key Marco Cat Exhibit January 26-27, March 2-3
to discover details about Treat yourself and the Cars on Fifth
hundreds of events taking January 2019-April 2021 whole family to a muddy,
place along the coast The Key Marco Cat, a one-of-a-kind competition February 9
throughout the year. 6-inch statue, half feline, that must be seen to be Stroll along Fifth Avenue
half human, is considered believed! South and be wowed by an
one of the most complete TheFloridaSportsPark.com incredible line-up of exotic
examples of pre-Columbian and collector vehicles.
art in North America. The FEBRUARY CarsOnFifth.com
exhibit has been featured
in the British Museum and Zoobilee at the Marjory Stoneman
around the U.S. including Naples Zoo Douglas Festival
the Smithsonian.
TheMIHS.org February 8 February 19-23
Enjoy sweet and savory This week-long celebration
Southwest Florida culinary delights courtesy of adventure and education
Festival of Birds of some of the area's best honors the woman respon-
restaurants and caterers, sible for the preservation of
January 18-20 including live music and Everglades National Park.
Explore and learn at this close-up animal encounters. EvergladesMuseum.org
festival created to show- NaplesZoo.org
case the native wildlife of 40th Annual Naples
our region. Everglades Seafood National Art Festival
Festival
RookeryBay.org February 23-24
February 8-10 Some of the finest artists in
Mullet There’s something for the country gather in beau-
Festival everyone at the area’s best tiful downtown Naples for
offering of seafood and fun this nationally recognized
January 26-28 fair entertainment. event.
Hosted by Stan’s EvergladesSeafood ArtSWFL.com
Idle Hour, this Festival.org
unique event MARCH
features live music, Greek Fest
tasty fare and the Cattle Drive
crowning of the February 8-10
“Buzzard Lope” Celebrate the best Greek March 9
Queen. food, dance, music, arts and Yeehaw! Celebrate Immoka-
StansIdleHour.Net lee with the cowboys at the

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historic Pioneer Museum at April 27-May 4 JULY
Roberts Ranch. Feel free to bring a chair
CollierMuseums.com and a cheer for one of the Fireworks at
fastest-growing sports in Naples Pier
Naples St. Patrick’s America.
Day Parade USOpenPickleball July 4
Championship.com
March 16 Salute the nation with
March to the beat at this MAY
popular parade that hails a bang at this colorful
Irish heritage at its finest. 35th Annual
NaplesParade.com Taste of Collier Naples display!

Naples Flower Show May 5 NaplesGov.com
Enjoy savory food sam-
March 22-23 ples, cold drinks and lively OCTOBER November 25-27 & 29-30
One of the largest flower demonstrations on the Get into the holiday spirit with
shows in Florida includes a Bayfront at this 35-year-old Naples International the traditional tree lighting cer-
Garden Market, a variety of Naples tradition. Film Festival at emony on Monday followed by
educational demonstrations TasteOfCollier.com Artis—Naples lots of twinkling lights, music
as well as the spectacular and nightly snow showers in
juried Designs and Horticul- Summer Sizzle October 24-27 downtown Naples.
tural exhibits. SWFL Restaurant A place for film lovers to ThirdStreetSouth.com
NaplesGarden.org Week connect, exchange ideas
and celebrate the art of film. DECEMBER
Marco Island Seafood May 30-June 12 ArtisNaples.org
& Music Festival Take advantage of this Naples Bay Christmas
opportunity to savor dishes Stone Crab Boat Parade
March 22-24 from some of the area’s Festival
This Marco party is back, best restaurants at an December 7
with the promise of great affordable price. October 25-27 Choose a great viewing spot
tunes and amazing SWFLRestaurantWeek.com Partake in stone crab along the waterfront parade
seafood fare. specials and other route to cheer the festive,
MarcoIslandSeafoodAnd JUNE delightful bites at this decorated boats.
MusicFestival.com cool, weekend-long bash. MIACC.org
Naples StoneCrabFestival.org
APRIL Pride Football University
Festival Pro Watercross World
Minto US Open Championship Mid-December
Pickleball June 1 Youth football teams from
Championships Head to Cambier Park for October 25-Nov 3 across the country meet up
an afternoon of education Pro Watercross creates the to compete for the national
and entertainment amid a biggest, best watercross championships.
sea of rainbows. racing show in the world. FBUNC.com
NaplesPride.org ProWaterCross.com

NOVEMBER

42nd Annual
Christmas on Third
Street South

FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST WELCOMES YOU EVERY DAY, EVERY SEASON

WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL

Retreat to this haven Make the most of Delight in the delicate Say goodbye to
from the northern marvelously mild Gulf breeze while afternoon showers and
cold with sunshine- temperatures by catching some rays hello to comfortable
filled days and attending one of the on the season's “sweater weather”
pleasantly chill-tinged many street fairs or quiet beaches and that’s perfect for
evenings. local festivals. waterfront patios. outdoor exploration.

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MORE TO DISCOVER ONLINE

@ practiceyoganaples Visit ParadiseCoast.com for further MEETING PLANNING
details about events and activities all
⬇ along Florida’s Paradise Coast. View an Whether you’re putting together a
expanded events calendar, fun videos and corporate event or a family reunion, at
Share your exciting vacation informative articles that share the many ParadiseCoast.com/Meetings you’ll
experience and win a chance reasons to love Southwest Florida and our find all the details you need to pull
to be on our 2020 cover! beautiful communities. it off perfectly. Audio-visual services
and equipment rentals as well as
Tag your Instagram posts SPORTS TRIPS transportation providers and versatile
#ParadiseCoast venues are all listed here on our site.
Athletes and fans arrive from all over Browse our resources in the Naples and
GET SOCIAL the world for competition, training and Marco Island areas for exactly what you
special sports events on both land and need to make it a memorable occasion.
FaceBook.com/ sea. Visit AthletesInParadise.com for Filter your search of properties by number
TheParadiseCoast helpful information about the facilities, of guest rooms, number of meeting rooms
Pinterest.com/ accommodations, transportation and local and meeting space square footage for just
ParadiseCoast dining options available in our region. the right match.
@ParadiseCoast
#paradisecoast INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
YouTube.com/
TheParadiseCoast For information about Florida’s
Instagram.com/ Paradise Coast in German, please visit
ParadiseCoast ParadiseCoast.de. For Portuguese, please
visit ParadiseCoast.com.br.

FILM PRODUCTION

What better backdrop for a movie set than
the diverse and gorgeous landscape of
Southwest Florida? From the greenest of
greens to the bluest of blues, we’ve got it
all. Go to ShootInParadise.com for details
about contacting the Film Commission,
getting assistance with permits, or
checking out the plethora of fabulous film
locations in our area.

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WELLNESS TRAVEL

THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND
MEDITATE ON MAKING HEALTHY, HAPPY CHOICES ALL DAY LONG

THAN ON FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST.

The Blue Zones Project is part of Southwest Florida’s features delightful options from which to
well-being improvement initiative. The region already choose and build your own experiences.
has a considerable head start in the “health” department, Visit EdgewaterNaples.com for news about the
providing visitors with invigorating beach breezes and hotel’s Wellness Weekend workshops and Spread Happy
daily doses of Vitamin D thanks to our plentiful sunshine, retreats.
as well as ample opportunities to stay fit and active in a
breathtaking environment. The Blue Zones Project simply The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort offers spa
takes these benefits to the next level by focusing on and fitness facilities and activities to keep you feeling
improving the lives of residents and visitors to our beautiful both fit and inspired, from cardio to yoga on the beach
community. to spa experiences curated specifically to your needs.
JWMarco.com
Make the most of the healthier options available to you
at a growing number of restaurants, grocery stores and Treat yourself well with the LaPlaya Beach & Golf
other businesses in the area that are Blue Zones Project- Resort’s Wellness Wanderer package including a
approved. backpack with yoga mat, time with a personal trainer, spa
treatment, and bike rental. LaPlayaResort.com.
Then visit ParadiseCoast.com/Wellness for the latest on
health and fitness tips, special Blue Zones events, and even The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offers spa packages combining
cycling and hiking maps to supplement your memorable renewing treatments with lavish overnight stays.
visit to our area. RitzCarlton.com/en/hotels/naples

Escape to Naples’ Edgewater Beach Hotel to experience The Spa at Naples Grande Beach Resort is a calming
its unique Be Well program designed with the help of indoor-outdoor place to renew mind, body and spirit set
local experts. The three-night Nature vs. Nurture package amid exquisite gardens. NaplesGrande.com/
resort/spa-wellness

LGBTQ VISITORS

ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME AND DISCOVER
THE WONDERS AWAITING THEM ON
FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST.

Florida’s Paradise Coast is proud to welcome members
of the LGBTQ community. Our destination is well-
known as a top spot for arts, culture, beaches, outdoor
activities, family attractions, and incredible dining. A
high ratio of locally-owned, chef-driven restaurants
sets the area apart as a sought-after dining destination.

Accommodations range from value-priced to ultimate
luxury. Many hotels offer all-suite accommodations,
perfect for friends and families traveling together.

Everyone is welcome to join the fast-growing annual
Naples Pride celebration taking place June 1, 2019 at
Cambier Park in downtown Naples.

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB is a
member of the Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber
supporting the thriving LGBTQ local community.

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LOCAL SECRETS

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FEW TIPS FROM
THOSE WHO ARE IN THE KNOW ABOUT

FLORIDA'S PARADISE COAST.

GETTING Access the lovely Gordon River Greenway by way of a
AROUND hidden entrance near the Naples Zoo. This area favorite is an
elevated, paved path offering scenic overlooks woven through
TRAVELING FROM HERE TO THERE the mangroves. Strategically placed benches provide nicely
ALONG FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST shaded nooks to sit back and watch the world go by.
Stay alert while on your way to the Ochopee Post Office
IS HALF THE FUN! along Tamiami Trail. If you blink, you just might miss it! Right
outside Everglades City is where you will find the smallest and
NaplesWaterShuttle.com undoubtedly the cutest post office in the U.S.
Take this fun and affordable Fabulous deals and packages that invite you to indulge in
water taxi between some of everything from a stay at a boutique inn to top attractions and tours
Naples’ top waterfront bars and are available at ParadiseCoast.com/Deals. Throughout Naples,
restaurants along Naples Bay. Marco Island and the Everglades you’ll find discounts, happy hour
specials, seasonal rates and more.
ExtremeFamilyFunSpot.com It’s possible to reel in a big one even without a boat. Wiggins Pass
Great place for bicycle, boat, is accessible on foot from Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park as well
kayak and paddleboard rentals. as from Barefoot Beach. Hook yourself a snook along the inside
beaches, especially on the north end during outgoing tides.
BeachBugz.com For an evening the whole family (even Fido) can enjoy, check
Book an EZ-Go golf cart or zippy MercatoShops.com for the Movies on the Lawn schedule. You can
catch everything from a classic like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s" to newer
Vespa to scoot around town. favorites on a blanket under the stars. Naples Flatbread Kitchen
& Bar typically offers popcorn, food and drinks (including adult
RideSlidr.com/Naples beverages) available for purchase to make your outdoor theater
Free pickups are a breeze experience complete.
with the Slidr mobile app.
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EXPLORE

EXCURSIONS

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE AND MAKE MEMORIES THAT WILL
LAST A LIFETIME! ALONG FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST,
THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE...



Flip to page 40 for a
Resource Guide

chock full of contact
information and
further details.

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FAMILY F U N DAY
KIDS (OF ALL AGES) WILL APPRECIATE THIS SUN-UP
TO SUNDOWN GUIDE TO HAVING A BLAST.

1 GOLISANO CHILDREN’S Now it’s time to take your 4 CORAL CAY
MUSEUM OF NAPLES exploration off-site and put ADVENTURE GOLF
your new knowledge into
Start the day with a chance action. The Rookery Bay Wrap up the day with
to learn about the world Eco-Cruise and fascinating some laid-back activities
around you. The Golisano nature walks sponsored by your whole crew can
Children’s Museum of the Conservancy are great appreciate. Rustle up a
Naples (C’mon) features opportunities to venture out rousing game of putt-putt
plenty of interactive and expand what you’ve at Coral Cay Adventure
exhibits like Mother learned. Golf or Marco Golf &
Nature’s House, The Conservancy.org Garden before heading
Banyan Tree and Journey off to dinner. There’s
Through the Everglades 3 DOLPHIN nothing like some friendly
that are educational and EXPLORER competition to work up an
entertaining. Pop into the appetite.
Garden Cafe for a quick Board the Dolphin Explorer CoralCayGolf.com
and healthy lunch for the to see some of the amazing MarcoGolfAndGarden.com
whole gang. creatures from the museum
CMON.org exhibits up close and
personal from the deck of a
catamaran. Assist dolphin 6 SANDCASTLES ON
researchers onboard with THE BEACH
sighting and counting the
resident dolphins around Or take a leisurely dip
Marco Island. in the Gulf of Mexico
Dolphin-Study.com and build sandcastles
to wind down from your
adventures. Pick up a
few sandwiches, snacks
and drinks on your way to
the beach so you can all
enjoy dinner and a show
as the sun hits the water
for its spectacular daily
performance.

2 CONSERVANCY 5 SUN-N-FUN
OF SW FLORIDA LAGOON

Another option is the If everyone would rather
Conservancy of Southwest just chill out and take a
Florida Nature Center, break from the heat, skip
where the Reptile the golf course and splash
Rendezvous and Ocean around at Sun-n-Fun
Discoveries are daily Lagoon until supper.
programs that teach and NaplesWaterPark.com
delight all in one.

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“Once in awhile, right in the
middle of an ordinary life,
love gives us a fairy tale.”

Make your big day even more special by
booking the nuptials at a quintessentially
Floridian venue. The possibilities are as
endless as the “I love you's” you’ll share
in the future. Plan to celebrate at a quaint
downtown Naples inn or oceanfront
resort, on the grounds of the botanical
garden or zoo, aboard a luxury yacht or
— perhaps most enticing of all — during a
breathtaking sunset at the beach. For more
details and other cupid-worthy ideas, visit
ParadiseCoast.com/Article/IDo.

A true getaway with familiar charm – enjoy both the
intimacy of a private home and the convenience
of a boutique resort when you stay at our tropical
retreat in the center of Downtown Naples.

Offering studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites, The Claw Bar, versatile
meeting & event space, outdoor heated swimming pool & whirlpool
spa, fitness center, guest shuttle service & bicycles, and more.

221 NINTH STREET S, NAPLES, FL 34102 | 855-449-3741 | BELLASERANAPLES.COM

Make the great escape to our essential Everglades
adventure destination – your hub for once-in-a-
lifetime outdoor experiences and exploration of
Florida’s last frontier.

Offering studio & cottage suites, on property dining, pool, tennis
courts, fitness & game rooms, full service marina with boat slips,
barbecue grills, outdoor expeditions, and more.

25000 TAMIAMI TRAIL E, NAPLES, FL 34114 | 855-447-6791 | POIRESORT.COM

The warmest of welcomes awaits your arrival at our
classic tropical hideaway in the middle of Naples,
replete with serene waterways and lavish greenery –
close to everything, far from the everyday.

Offering spacious 1- and 2-bedroom condominium-suites, outdoor
heated swimming pool & spa, on property dining, barbecue grills,
tennis & racquetball courts, fitness center, and more.

600 NEAPOLITAN WAY, NAPLES, FL 34103 | 855-448-8831 | PARKSHOREFL.COM

ANIMAL
LOVERS

E VERYTHING IS MORE FUN WHEN YOUR
FURRY FRIEND IS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

• Bring Fido for a nature walk at the Naples
Botanical Garden during special days and
times, so you can both take time out to stop
and smell the flowers.

• Hop the Hemingway Water Shuttle to
Keewaydin Island from Marco’s Rose Marina
for a beach excursion that’ll get that tail
wagging. The shuttle departs daily at 9 am,
11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm from Rose Marina on
Marco Island. Return times are 10 am, 12 pm,
2 pm and 4 pm. The boat is also available for
private group charters.

• Rent a kayak or canoe so Spot can enjoy a
day on the water, while letting you do all the
doggy paddling.

• Loop through miles of lush pine flatwoods and
wildflowers with your leashed, four-legged
buddy on the CREW
Marsh Trail.

THRILL
SEEKERS

YOUR PULSE WILL BE RACING JUST
READING ABOUT THESE INCREDIBLY

AWESOME ACTIVITIES.

• Hang on to your hat as you glide along
the glass-like surface of the Everglades
aboard a speedy airboat.

• Soar like a bird over the glittering surf
and take in a dazzling view of the Ten
Thousand Islands from your Marco
Island Water Sports WaveRunner.

• Get your adrenaline pumping as you test
your strength reeling in a hammerhead
shark or goliath grouper in the deep
waters of the gulf with Pure Florida.

• Head out on a lionfish hunt in deep Gulf
waters for a spearfishing and diving
adventure like no other with
Offshore Naples.

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CRUISES & TOURS FISHING & ADVENTURES

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239.919.2965

AREA GUIDE Immokalee Ave Maria
Naples Everglades City
BEE AX PCL OHR EE S Marco Island

FROM LIVELY ACTION ON SURF AND SAND, NAPLES BEACH AND PIER
TO A CHANCE FOR TRUE RELAXATION,
At the west end of 12th Avenue
VISITORS ARE BOUND TO FIND JUST WHAT South you’ll find the city’s landmark
THEY SEEK ALONG THE FAMED BEACHES OF pier, as well as perfect opportunities
for catching a fish and marveling at
FLORIDA’S PARADISE COAST. another legendary sunset.

22 NAPLES, MARCO ISLAND AND THE EVERGLADES PARADISECOAST.COM 1-800-2-ESCAPE IN THE KNOW

A slice of specialty pizza or a sweet
gelato are little surprises in store for
you at Cosmos on the pier.

LOWDERMILK PARK

Family quality time is just waiting
to be had at this local favorite, with
convenient parking, playgrounds and a
snack bar to help curb your munchkins’
munchies.

IN THE KNOW

Join a weekly “donation yoga” class
with the Gulf before you and the sand
beneath your feet.

TIGERTAIL BEACH

The pristine dunes and tidal lagoon
have more to offer than just peace
and relaxation — there are watersport
rentals, volleyball courts, picnic
areas and excellent bird-watching
opportunities on hand as well.

IN THE KNOW

Showers are available for beach-goers
who plan to head straight to dinner
after a full day of fun in the sun.

BAREFOOT BEACH PRESERVE
COUNTY PARK

Dr. Beach is right…this tucked-away
spot truly has it all — nature trails,
estuary waters, handy concessions
and beautiful wildlife.

IN THE KNOW

Take a canoe trip or let a ranger lead
the way with fascinating facts about this
gorgeous, 342-acre barrier island.

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CLAM PASS BEACH VANDERBILT BEACH KEEWAYDIN ISLAND

Start your beach excursion with a Aside from the white sand and Pull up on the sands of this
tram ride through a mangrove forest turquoise water, this destination is barrier island within the
along a wooden boardwalk that an area favorite for its proximity to Rookery Bay Reserve and
takes you straight to one of the most bustling North Naples as well as a you’ll be transported to a
beautiful beaches in the area. convenient parking garage. beachcomber’s heaven.

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Bring your snorkel because the This lovely beach is a stop along Invite your pet pal to run and
clear water here is ideal for shell the Naples Trolley route, so hop on splash the day away on
collecting and wildlife spotting — and hop off for some swimming and the area’s only
hello, manatee! shelling extraordinaire. dog-friendly beach.

DELNOR-WIGGINS
PASS STATE PARK

Time and again this little piece of
paradise wins praise and accolades
for its rolling dunes, calm waters and
hard-bottom reef just off shore.

IN THE KNOW

This beach is a site on the Great
Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail,
a network of 510 premier wildlife
viewing sites across the state.

SOUTH MARCO BEACH SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

After you add to your collection with Beach island camping requires a bit of an adventurous
some world-class shelling, catch a spirit — and a permit from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center
glorious nap under an umbrella to in Everglades City.
the soothing sound of gently lapping
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IN THE KNOW

Access the beach via a paved
walkway from the parking lot located
at the intersection of Swallow Avenue
and Collier Boulevard.






















































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