Historic Landmark and Ten Miles of Beach
The Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier is one of the most popular attractions in Naples, Florida. The newly renovated pier was built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, it continues to be a community landmark. The beach and the pier that extends 1,000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico is a favorite location for family activity. The ten-mile long Municipal Beach features volleyball nets and conveniently offers a stand of child-size lifejackets available on loan at no charge. Simply borrow one, then return it at the end of your visit. Nice way to keep the kids safe right?! Read our blog article about beach safety.
The Naples Pier and Municipal Beach are also one of the best places in the area to view a magnificent Gulf of Mexico sunset.
Naples Pier Fishing and Wildlife
You can fish from the Pier without a license 24 hours a day as it has a bulk fishing license that covers all users. Even non-fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the pier. It’s a great spot to watch wildlife. Pelicans and other birds are usually present at the pier, looking for scraps left over by the fishermen. Dolphins, stingrays and many other varieties of fish can also be seen from the pier.
Naples Municipal Beach and Pier Amenities
Amenities include restrooms, showers, concession stand with a covered eating area, beach supplies, and bait shop, volleyball nets, and handicap beach wheelchair access. The concession stand is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Kids Beach Scavenger Hunt. Florida Sunshine Survival Tips.
Parking and Access
The Naples Pier is very easy to reach from Gulf Shore Blvd. South or 12th Avenue South where there are plenty of parking spaces. It is also within easy walking distance from the shops and restaurants on Third Street South and 5th Avenue South in Downtown Naples. The Naples Trolley also makes regular stops here throughout the day.
Metered parking is located nearby, with additional parking and access points along Gulf Shore Blvd.
Parking is $1.25 minimum for first 1/2 hour – and then $0.25/6 minutes after that. Hourly parking is $2.50 per hour. Cash accepted for payment in quarters only. All major credit/debit cards are also accepted.
Beach parking permits are available from the city of Naples or Collier County. Full-time residents and taxpayers can get a permit from any community park. Visitors (non-residents) must pay for parking at the pay station. The metered parking spaces use credit-card-friendly pay stations. For additional information call 239.213.1800.