Attractions in Naples, Florida

Attractions in Naples, Florida
Naples attractions offer a natural wonderland that will delight the senses while satisfying your hunger for an outstanding outdoor adventure, whether you are looking for a peaceful hike, a day in a canoe or a bike tour like no other. Avid outdoorsmen and casual beach goers alike are sure to enjoy the many attractions that Naples has to offer.

Clam Pass Park and Beach

Take a stroll along the boardwalk and find yourself engulfed in a forest of mangroves with butterflies fluttering by as you make your way along to the tidal bay. Here you will find an array of birds, marine life and wildlife that call the area home, utilizing it as a breeding ground. The 35-acre preserve also offers visitors access to the white sandy beaches, with catamarans, kayaks and beach chairs available to rent.

Clam Pass Park and Beach
Seagate Drive & Crayton Rd.
Naples, FL
(239) 252-4000
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Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

Anglers, prepare for a day of delight at this 342-acre preserve, a Naples eco-attraction that combines undeveloped lands, a tropical coastal hammock and sandy beaches and dunes. Barefoot Beach offers an abundance of activities for those who do not fish, too, like guided walks through the preserve, educational lectures provided by the park rangers and a one-mile trail. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities available to see wildlife, such as the loggerhead sea turtle that uses the preserve's gorgeous dunes as a nesting site in the summer months.

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park
Barefoot Beach Road off Bonita Beach Road
Naples, FL
(239) 591-8596
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Cocohatchee Nature Center

Set out for a day of exploring along the Cocohatchee River by kayak or canoe, where you will find hidden coves and an abundance of trails to explore. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, along with guided tours for beginners who may not feel comfortable setting out on their own.

Cocohatchee Nature Center
12345 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34110
(239) 592-1200
cocohatchee.org/canoe.html

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

When visiting Naples with a group of ten or more adults, plan ahead and register for a guided kayak tour of Rookery Bay. The tours, provided by naturalists at the reserve, provide guests with an up-close exploration of the plants and animals that dwell within the mangrove forest and the bay itself.

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
300 Tower Rd.
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 417-6310
rookerybay.org/

Eco-Quest Nature Tours

You may need more than one day to take advantage of all that Eco-Quest, a Naples tour attraction, has to offer. Its nature tours include something for everyone: hikers, kayakers, photographers, birdwatchers and, with its archaeology tours, even those with an interest in the prehistoric past.

Eco-Quest Nature Tours
6050 Collier Blvd.
Suite 132
Naples FL 34114
(239) 774-1587
ecoquestnaturetours.com/

Naples Bicycle Tours

A mobile operation with all equipment provided, Naples Bicycle Tours will take you to explore many sites of interest, guided by a Florida-certified naturalist. If cycling really is not your thing, or perhaps you are just looking for a little bit more adventure, try the Out'nback Old Naples GPS Tour, an exciting fun-filled adventure that sets you off into the heart of Naples to track down clues, preloaded into your GPS device by the Naples Bicycle Tours team.

Naples Bicycle Tours
6003 Green Blvd.
Naples, FL 34116
(239) 455-4611
naplesbicycletours.com/

Article Written By Paisley Parmer

A full-time home educator and mother, Paisley Parmer is a Central Florida native. Parmer writes education-related articles with forays into travel and family-related topics. Her work has been published on various websites.

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