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Naples Bay Attractions

Explore the Area

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. 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Get connected to nature and conservation with an interactive experience at the Nature Center. Enjoy one of the famous electric boat tours, spot the local wildlife, and get inspired to protect the water, land, wildlife and future.

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The 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.

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Naples Botanical Garden

This beautifully landscaped 170-acre preserve includes a Caribbean Garden with a traditional chattel house, a dramatic waterfall feature with giant lily pads, pristine natural wetlands with a birding tower and an Asian Garden.

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Naples Pier

The best way to end a memorable day in Naples is to celebrate the stunning sunsets from our 1,000-foot long historic fishing pier.

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Naples Zoo

On the zoo’s 52 acres of habitats, you’ll find panthers, alligators, leopards, bears and lions. Visitors also enjoy fascinating multimedia animal shows, live feedings and a boat cruise to the primate island to mingle with the monkeys and lemurs.

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Naples Beach

Watersports-lovers and sun-worshippers will be in their element when visiting the impressive beaches in the area, including beautiful Naples Beach.

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Golfing at Windstar on Naples Bay

This impeccably kept 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course features a beautiful layout and a challenge for golfers of all abilities. 

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Sugden Theatre

The Sugden Theatre stages a year-round schedule of musicals, comedies, dramas, children's' theatre, and original plays.

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Cambier Park

Located in the heart of downtown Naples, this beautiful park has a children’s play area, lots of green open space, tennis courts and more.

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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

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.

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Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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.

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Naples Botanical Garden

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!

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5th Avenue South

5th Avenue South is a pedestrian-friendly area of upscale fashion, art, home, beauty and gift boutiques. It is also home to a number of elegant restaurants, cafes, salons and spas.

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Third Street South

Third Street South is renowned for its charming flower-filled courtyard restaurants, antique fountains and sophisticated shops; from fashion, art and antiques, to wine, gifts, salons and spas.

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Crayton Cove

Crayton Cove, just around the corner from The Cove Inn, is a quaint waterfront area with charmingly rustic gift shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and fishing charters. 

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Marco Island

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.

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Big Cypress National Preserve

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.

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Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

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.

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