Welcome to my unofficial guide to Naples Florida Pier!
After spending the last few weeks in Naples FL, we couldn’t leave without watching the sunset and not blog about our experiences.
The Pier is one of the iconic sites in Naples, FL, which means that it has become a tourist trap of sorts. However if you time your visit right you can enjoy an amazing sunset without feeling overcrowded like at a concert.
You see I’m a wanderer and I’ve been wandering the USA for years and this is how I’ve met my better half. Ever since then we have been wandering together and blogging about our experiences. This is why I’ve created a “Need-to-know” guide about the Pier.
By scrolling down, you will find out everything that you will ever need to know about the Pier from location, parking, history (it’s not boring I promise) and of course a live webcam view.
Enjoy the preview!
Naples Pier Location
Naples Pier is located at 25 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102.
Naples Pier Directions
To get directions to Naples Pier, please add the address 25 12th Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 to your GPS or maps, and it will guide you there.
Naples Pier Open
The Naples Pier is open every day at all hours of the day. It’s a 24/7 pier.
Near the Naples Pier
- Third Street South – 0.3 miles
- Fifth Avenue South – 1.5 miles
- Tin City – 1.5 miles
- Naples Bay Resort – 2.0 miles
Naples Pier Parking
There’s no free parking in the area. According to the city council: The pier parking lot is closed from 11:00 pm – 5:00 am.
Beach Parking Permits
- Beach permits are available from the City Hall in Naples, Florida and Collier County Park or Library in Naples. Beach permits may be obtained by Collier County residents.
- The parking cost is 25 cents for every 5 minutes, or $3.00 per hour.
- Cash is accepted but Quarters Only
- Yes Credit/Debit Card accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or American Express.
Naples Pier Shops
As for shops on Naples Pier you can find a small snack bar at the end of the Pier where you can get snacks, coffee, drinks, ice cream and fishing bait.
Very close by you can find the following shops:
- 3rd Street South – Shopping Mall (with many stores)
- Old Naples Surf Shop – Surf Shop
- Regatta – Gift Shop
Naples Pier Webcam
There’s a webcam in Naples Pier that is 24/7. So you can easily see what’s going on in the area. Plus you can check the crowd and the weather as well.
If you click the image below you can watch it yourself.
Naples Beach near the Pier
We were finally in Naples, Florida – one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The white-sand beaches and clear blue waters were a sight to behold. We were eager to get down to the beach and enjoy the sun and the water.
As we walked along the beach, I couldn’t help but feel at peace. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore was soothing, and the warm water was refreshing. We even got to see some dolphins swimming nearby!
After a while, We made our way to the Pier to watch the sunset. The view was simply breathtaking.
It was a perfect day, and I’ll never forget my time here in paradise.
Here’s why you should check out the nearby beach:
- The beach around Naples Pier is a white sand beach
- The beach is a great place to relax and swim
- The water is relatively warm, which makes it perfect for swimming
- The sunset can be enjoyed from the beach
- There are public restrooms and a small snack shack present
- Showers and bathrooms with changing rooms are available
History of the Naples Florida Pier
The Pier in Naples is one of the must-see things when you’re visiting the city. It’s more than 100 years old and has survived countless hurricanes with a few touch-ups over the years.
Did you know that over 1.1 million people visit the Pier every year?
That’s a lot of foot traffic for a simple tourist pier.
In 1888 a Pier was commissioned to be built because during low tide passengers and freight couldn’t be unloaded. Thus a 600ft pier was built.
The construction was finished in 1889 and a post office was added at the end. It had a T-shaped design just like today.
In 1910 there was another 100ft added to the Pier.
In 1922 an unfortunate cigarette set it on fire and the post office was burned down and the Pier was partially damaged.
In 1924 the Pier was extended to 1000ft which made fishermen happy because they could fish in deeper waters.
Leading up to 2000 there were many hurricanes that damaged the Pier and it got fixed over and over to keep the memory alive.
In 2015 there was a major renovation scheduled. Actually, the Pier was closed for many months, and it was reopened in November. The entire wood structure was changed to Brazilian hardwood which is expected to last more than 30 years.
The last cosmetic changes were done in 2017 when another major hurricane hit. The Pier was closed for a few months and now it’s opened and attendance is free.
During these years the bathrooms got increased to accommodate the 1.1M visitors. Whenever you’re in Naples, you have to check out this beautiful historical Pier.
Is there free parking near Naples pier?
Yes you can get free parking near Naples Pier at the City of Naples Parking Garage.
Conclusions on Naples Florida Pier
We have reached the end of the Pier, I mean the my unofficial guide. There are a few places in Naples where you can see the perfect sunset and the Pier is one of them.
So make sure you watch it at least once while you’re visiting. It’s an unforgettable sight.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is Naples Pier famous?
The Pier in Naples Florida is famous for many things. First of all it’s perfectly positioned to see the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. It’s long enough to house multiple fishermen. In fact it’s so long that it has public restrooms, a concession store and even a small snack bar. It’s the #1 thing to see in Naples Fl.
Why is Naples Pier closed?
The Naples Pier is closed for fishing all day every Sunday and in the evening during the rest of the days 11:00 pm – 5:00 am between January and May in 2022 according to Naples City Council. This is a pilot program that is made for the protection of pelicans from baits and fishing lines.
Is the Naples Pier free?
Yes, going to the Pier in Naples Florida is free. However there’s no free parking in the area and you will need a credit card to pay.
Can you walk on Naples Pier?
Yes, you can walk on the Pier in Naples Florida. It’s one of the tourist hot spots in the area. Since it’s over the ocean, you can expect a breezy stroll. The Pier is so long that it includes clean public toilets, a concession store and a small snack bar.
Does Naples have a pier?
Yes, Naples Florida has a pier and it’s 1,000 ft long. It’s so long that there are restrooms, and a small snack bar on it as well. It’s a great place to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. There are shaded places as well if you want to just sit and enjoy people fishing.