Old Naples is a charming combination of old beach cottages and mansions resting peacefully among hundreds of tall coconut palms and banyan trees.
The neighborhood known as Old Naples Florida does not have a precise definition, but it’s between the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club and South Golf Drive.
Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
This was one of the earliest hotels in modern Naples, and is still a great place to stay. The locals love it for drinks at sunset. It is at the Gulf end of South Golf Drive (also known as 8th Avenue North).
One of the original landmarks of Old Naples is Palm Cottage. Built in 1895, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is near the Naples Pier.
Naples zoning does not allow any condos on the ocean south of the hotel, so there are only single family homes on the beach all the way down to the southern limit of Old Naples and beyond to Gordon Pass and Keewaydin Island.