Naples Bay Attractions
Located in historic Old Naples, The Cove Inn on Naples Bay puts you within walking distance of Naples' premier activities and attractions, including the Gulf of Mexico beaches, our 1,000-foot long historic fishing pier, charter boat fishing at the Naples City Dock and Cambier Park's tennis courts and unique children's play area.
You can also enjoy fabulous shopping in Old Naples on 5th Avenue South, where there are sidewalk cafés, unique stores, galleries and fine dining along palm-lined streets. Take your camera along 3rd Avenue and feast your eyes on the beautiful artwork, sculptures and fountains that surround you.
Charter boat fishing is available at the Naples City Dock, and golfers can take time out at a range of excellent clubs such as Eagle Lakes Golf Club and The Links of Naples, all just a short drive away.
There are fantastic day trips to enjoy from the Cove Inn on Naples Bay with many attractions showcasing the best of Florida’s natural habitat. The Naples Botanical Garden is also rated highly, as is of course our state treasure, Everglades National Park.
With 1.5 million acres of wetland across south Florida, you will be spoilt for choice here, with a huge array of outdoor activities to enjoy and wildlife to spot. Take a short walk on the Anhinga Trail and see the turtles, herons and alligators, or kayak on the bay and glimpse a dolphin or manatee. And for the best views of the glades, climb atop Shark Valley's 65-foot observation tower.
Boasting one of the most pristine beaches in the world, this tropical paradise beckons you. Discover the shorebirds and wildlife that gather here, as you bird-watch, fish, search for seashells, and hike. It's also the perfect spot to relax and breathe in the fresh ocean air.
Journey to the heart of the Everglades and discover the rugged beauty of the famed Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, just 30 minutes from Naples. Spot the alligators, otters, and white-tailed deer as you tread the famous 2.5-mile boardwalk, through pine flatwoods and North America's largest Bald Cypress forest.
Explore seven ecosystems at the 170-acre tropical garden, including mangroves, marshes, and untouched forests. Discover more than 300 species of exotic and native plants, plus hundreds of animals who call the gardens home. There's even a water garden filled with water lilies, lotus, and papyrus, plus gardens from Asia and Brazil!
Just a short ride from Naples, Marco Island is the largest of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands and is home to beautiful beaches and unspoiled parks. Enjoy canoeing, fishing and boating along the Gulf Coast, or simply relax and enjoy the island's tropical climate. There's even a half-mile boardwalk where you can observe the local wildlife in its natural habitat.
Where else can you see cypress and mangroves, alligators, and panther tracks all in one day? Enjoy hiking and canoeing, or even fishing and hunting with the right licenses and permits. It's also a dedicated International Dark Sky Park, so it's perfect for camping under a blanket of stars.
Kayakers and canoers can paddle up the labyrinthine of Ten Thousand Islands and spot the protected wildlife, from Florida manatee and peregrine falcon to the Atlantic loggerhead and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. For those who want to stay on dry land, explore the mile-long hiking trail, or climb the observation tower that overlooks the marsh.