11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

1. On the Naples Pier

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

Ask most locals where to watch the Naples sunset and they’ll likely point you immediately to Naples Pier. The pier is free to visit, but is also pretty busy, so you may see a few crowds. Don’t let that deter you, though. Just arrive a little bit earlier so you can snag the perfect vantage point. You can even get there extra early and enjoy a picnic or some boating or fishing. Check out the 11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

Where to find it: 25 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

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2. From the Water

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

Speaking of boating, if you have access to a boat, you can’t beat watching the sunset from the water, with nary a drop of land in sight to obstruct your view. If you don’t have your own boat to take out on the water, you can easily rent one. Don’t really trust your personal sailing skills? Sunset cruises are also available from multiple area providers.

3. From a Fantastic Restaurant

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

Who doesn’t love dinner with a view? Make a date night or a girls’ night out of watching the Naples sunset, when you reserve outdoor seating at one of these fantastic restaurants, all with sunset views.

Where to find it:
Tesoro at JW Marriot Marco Island
400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145,

4. Rhode’s Ends at Naples Grande Beach Resort

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

This casual eatery sits on the beach and has ample outdoor dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure you arrive before 5 p.m., though, if you want to order food to enjoy alongside your sunset views. The menu is Greek-themed and includes an array of classic beach cocktails.

Where to find it:

475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103

Photo by: Dennis Goodman Photography 

5. Gumbo Limbo Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton

Florida. Paradise Coast

This restaurant sits behind the Naples Ritz-Carlton hotel and overlooks the beach and water. A little more refined, but still relaxed, the restaurant is open to both resort guests and non-guests alike. It offers an innovative cocktail list and a menu filled with southern-inspired, seafood-focused eats.

Where to find it:

280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL 34108

6. The Turtle Club

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

At Vanderbilt Beach Resort, The Turtle Club is another casual eatery where you can end your day with a cocktail and dinner while watching the sunset. Just make sure that you make a specific reservation for outdoor eating, so you’re not stuck indoors!

Where to find it:

9225 Gulf Short Dr. North, Naples, FL 34108

7. Lovers Key State Park

While Lovers Key State Park is a little bit of a drive away from central Naples, it’s worth the trip out. The park is more than 700 acres and offers a gorgeous two miles of untouched beaches. The pristine setting even makes the park popular with intimate outdoor weddings. You’ll quickly see why this is one of the most romantic spots around Naples to watch the sunset.

Where to find it:

8700 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931

8. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Another state park, but one that’s much more easily accessible and not quite as far of a drive as Lovers Key, Delnor-Wiggins State Park sits on a barrier island, offering spectacular, beautiful beaches and uninterrupted sunset views. Arrive early to take advantage of the park’s many amenities, such as designated fishing areas, boating access and rentals for beach gear like umbrellas, as well as non-motorized water craft like paddle boards and canoes.

Where to find it:

11135 Gulf Shore Dr., Naples, FL 34108

9. At Lowdermilk Park

Sunset at Lowdermilk park

If you’re traveling with the kids and need something to keep them entertained while you and your SO take in the sunset, try Lowdermilk Park. There’s a playground where they can play, not too far away from the beach at all. The parking lot fills up quickly, so get there a little bit before sunset to snag a good spot that doesn’t require too much walking.

Where to find it:

1301 Gulfshore Blvd. North, Naples, FL 34102

10. Rookery Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve is a bit more of a hidden gem in Naples, so if you’re looking to avoid the crowds that you might find at some of the more popular parks, at the pier or at restaurants, you might that this is just the place to go. The 110,000-acre reserve covers mangrove forests, uplands and waters along the coastline. While the entire reserve is beautiful, if you want to be right on the beach, make tracks for Keewaydin Island, or Key Island. You can also book a sunset birding cruise, if you want to combine a bit of nature education with your sunset experience.

Where to find it:

300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113

11. Vanderbilt Beach

11 Best Spots to Watch the Naples Sunset

One of Naples’ most popular and acclaimed beaches, Vanderbilt Beach sits south of Delnor-Wiggins Pass. Parking isn’t always easy, but if you can snag a spot, you’ll be treated to fantastic views and a lovely beach experience. The waters are great for swimming and wading, and you’ll likely appreciate the beach’s convenient location near a lot of hotels and condominiums.

Where to find it:

100 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples, FL 34108

Round Out Your Trip to Naples with
a Stop by Yamron Jewelers

Beyond the beaches and all the natural attractions of Naples, as well as the fantastic hotels and restaurants, the city also offers world-class shopping and, if you’re considering adding a new luxury timepiece or piece of jewelry to your collection, there’s nowhere else to go but Yamron Jewelers.

See what’s available when you browse our online catalogue. See something you like? Give us a call at 239-592-7707 or send us an email at [email protected]. Then, stop by our Naples showroom to see what’s on offer in person.