Sunsets in Naples are a special experience, and not just because of their beauty. Sunsets and sunrises are some of the most incredible and beautiful natural occurrences a person can see every day of their life.
They are evening shows that happen on key, glowing ends to activity-filled days, unique experiences that are different each night and free for all to see.
Plan ahead! In Naples, cars on the highway pull off the road and pedestrians stop in their tracks.
Many of the below mentioned Naples beach sunset hot-spots, sunset cruises, will fill up hours, days and months in advance during high-season.
Where to watch the sunset in Naples, FL:
Our Favorite Place
There are a lot of great beach spots in Naples to take in the golden hour but we suggest your first sunset experience should be at the Naples Pier. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s on the water and getting sandy is optional.
The Naples Pier
Make a day of it and head to the pier early, pack some food, rent a paddle board, or do some fishing before enjoying the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico.
Address: 25 12th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
Best Sunset View Restaurants in Naples
Our beachfront restaurants in Naples are the perfect spot for watching the sun as it sinks below the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
With its beachfront setting and stunning Gulf of Mexico views, the menu captures the flavors of the Mediterranean, with dishes like grilled octopus salad, hummus and pita, feta flatbreads, fried baby squid, and burgers with tzatziki sauce.
The Turtle Club was founded in 1998 by Mike Moore and Peter Tierney on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort, which was the very first hotel established on Vanderbilt Beach in 1951.
HB’s On the Gulf, our signature restaurant, is also Naples’ only beachfront restaurant. HB’s serves breathtaking views, fresh regional seafood and mouth-watering specials for lunch and dinner daily.
BALEEN Restaurant at LaPlaya Beach Resort offers fine dining with unforgettable sunsets. It is truly one of the best Naples restaurants on the beach.
With warm breezes, stunning Gulf views and casual Caribbean cuisine, Gumbo Limbo at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Located in the heart of Old Naples where 12th Avenue South meets Naples bay, offering waterfront dining that’s the Real Taste of Naples.
Naples Beach Sunsets
If you aren’t hungry try stopping by one of the below beaches. Try to catch the elusive green flash and listed to people clap as the sun falls beyond the horizon.
The historic Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South. On-street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block East.
The Park consists of 35 acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3200 linear feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico. A popular spot to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
Start and end your day with the family! The beach park offers 1,000 feet of pristine beachfront, plenty of picnic tables for a lunch with your family and friends, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, and a wonderful view of the setting sun.
Naples Sunset Cruises
Feeling adventurous? Try watching the sunset aboard a boat floating in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing is more relaxing than watching the sunset and hearing the gulf water lap against the hull of the boat.
Always a great value, they offer a wide selection of cruises to choose from, ranging from sightseeing cruises, gourmet sunset dinner cruises, live entertainment specialty cruises, and more.
Watch for dolphins aboard the M/V Double Sunshine and view luxurious waterfront homes on the sightseeing or sunset cruise.
Join them for the Sunset Celebration nightly! Their sunset cruise has been mentioned as the top thing to do by the NY Times, many SW Florida bloggers and local residents for the last two decades!
Relax and enjoy your sailing experience on your own private Catamaran while watching the abundant sea life and sunset of Southwest Florida.
Find the Perfect Vacation Rental
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