Nothing makes a Florida vacation day like a cold drink at the bar clad in your swimsuit with the wafting scent of sea breezes, suntan lotion and pina coladas. It is pretty much the quintessential Naples resort experience. And that is where you will find the majority of beach bars – at resorts where the sand and sea spread at the back door. This list includes some of the top resort beach bars such as Sunset Beach Bar at the Naples Beach Hotel and Kane Tiki Bar & Grill at JW Marriott Marco Beach Resort.
It also has scanned the beach landscape to find the most casual and sandy independently owned beach bars such as Doc’s Beach House in Bonita Springs and Sunset Grille on Marco Island. Some on the list offer entertainment, but at others the sunset is the main attraction each evening. Because of the resort nature of the Naples area, most of the bars open early and serve lunch and sometimes dinner. They make a handy option for grabbing a bite and a drink without having to leave the beach. Most mix up a full array of cocktails, usually with a tropical flair such as rum punches, margaritas and mojitos.