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Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Naples

by Arelys Alexander

Sunsets are utterly romantic, inspiring, and picturesque moments that perfectly capture the sun’s overwhelming influence against the backdrop of swirling clouds and clear blue skies. Surprisingly, not many people take the time to see the gorgeous time of day as often as they should, leaving enjoying the sunset to special occasions, such as when they are vacationing in an exotic place that is free from the stress of everyday life. 

Well, we are here to tell you that you don’t need to wait until you are on vacation or celebrating a milestone to take advantage of this natural beauty.  You can spend each evening enjoying nature’s clock by heading out to your backyard (if your luxury home is situated on a prime home site), or by visiting the following places to capture the perfect sunset in Naples Florida.

The Naples Pier

A great way to spot the perfect sunset is on the Naples Pier. It doesn’t matter what season it is, residents and visitors alike take a stroll on the pier and take in the beauty of the sky, sun, and warm weather.  Find your perfect place on a nice bench and gaze at the sky as the sun’s rays stretch over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Make sure you get there as early as possible because the pier starts to get a little crowded around sunset. If you are driving to the beach, make sure you bring your beach sticker or remember to pay the parking meter. 

Vanderbilt Beach Park

Vanderbilt Beach Park has become a popular landing place for our friends from the north.  On the weekends, the beach is bustling with people of all age groups who enjoy sinking their toes in the sand, swimming in the gulf, or taking in the gorgeous sunset at dusk. During your vacation, you will want to head out early to get a good parking spot because, even with a 3-story parking garage, parking can be a problem.  If you’re spending some time in the sun before it sets, make sure to bring a folding chair, some towels, sunscreen, and something to eat.

Turtle Club 

The Turtle Club always receives rave reviews on account of the scrumptious lump crab and seafood. But more importantly, it is the perfect spot for viewing the sun as it sinks below the glistening sea. This goes without saying, but if you’re going to the Turtle Club, make sure you grab yourself a table situated right on the sand.  Gather some friends, your loved one, or your family and enjoy a delicious meal with a beautiful sunset as your backdrop.



Baleen is a restaurant housed within the popular LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples FL. It is only a few blocks north of Turtle Club, and also includes dining options right on the sand. You can also sit indoors in the air conditioning, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy the view through large windows. The sunset view will not disappoint, and the outstanding menu will make the experience all the more memorable.

Rhode’s End 

Touted as a luxury beachfront hotel, the Naples Grande Beach Resort features Rhode’s End, offering one of the best viewing spots for breathtaking and beautiful sunsets. The hotel is romantic and elegant, lending to the perfect getaway location for you and your better half.  Rhode’s End offers cozy seating arrangements where you can experience perfect panoramic views of the sky as you enjoy a cool drink, gather with friends, or simply enjoy some time by yourself.

Sweet Liberty Catamaran

Sweet Liberty has grown to become the premier sailing charter company in Naples Florida. After all, there’s nothing better than seeing the magnificent sunset safely perched on top of a multi-million-dollar yacht. They even have a special Sunset Cruise that has been mentioned by NY Times as one of the top things to do in Naples FL. Just imagine the waves crashing by while the mishmash of pink and orange hues from the sun play off in the horizon. Connecting with nature will make you feel energized, revitalized, and mentally rejuvenated. Plus, the sunset cruise will inspire love and romance, which is perfect if you want to propose to your loved one or celebrate a milestone anniversary. 

Naples Princess

The Naples Princess is a luxurious yacht built for a range of purposes, including sightseeing and lunch or dinner cruises. Gliding along the water offers every opportunity to capture the beautiful sunsets in all of their glory. The specially designed Sunset Dinner Cruise takes you through Naples Bay, Royal Harbor, and Port Royal. It also sails through Gordon’s Pass and into the heart of the Gulf of Mexico. To fully enjoy the sunset cruise, the staff offers a robust menu of delicacies from which to choose, including chicken, beef, an assortment of seafood, dessert, and side dishes. 

The Mediterra Beach Club


If the idea of sharing the beach, restaurant, or yacht with a large group of people doesn’t appeal to you, you can always visit the private Mediterra Beach Club, as long as you are a resident of Mediterra Naples, of course.  Mediterra residents have year-round access to the beach club with a sports and beach membership, or year-round a-la-carte dining privileges with a social membership.  The member-owned Mediterra Beach Club is a 10,000 square foot, two-story private club that sits on 200 feet of private shoreline on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  Residents can enjoy a beautiful day on the beach while being catered to by a friendly and professional staff.  The Beach Club has an elevated swimming pool with a sundeck and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, beverage and food menus, and any other luxury akin to beach resort living.  Members can sit back, enjoy delicious dining options, and soak up the sun as it makes its descent into the water.

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