The number one attraction for visitors to the greater Naples area, its beaches boast pearlescent sugar sand that runs along the gentle Gulf of Mexico from Bonita Beach in the north to the beaches of Marco Island and Ten Thousand Islands in the south.
The beaches range from thriving mid-city beaches with full facilities and water sports rentals galore to quiet natural preserves and a state park, where observing wildlife and chilling take precedence. Broken only occasionally by passes and inlets, they provide long stretches for walking and communing with the sea.
Take your pick from this 10 Best list of family friendly beaches such as Lowdermilk Park, downtown's Naples Municipal Beach and Pier and even a freshwater lake beach at Sugden Regional Park.
Activities range from sunning and swimming to fishing, jet-skiing, sailing, kayaking and bar hopping. Naples beaches are known for their seashells and rich shore bird life, so don't forget your shell bag and binoculars. Throw in a shelling and birding field guide while you're at it.
Whichever variety of beach beckons your inner beach-bum, you are sure to find one that pleases. Or try a different one each day to experience the vast variety Naples has to offer.