There's nothing more beautiful than ending a day while watching a gorgeous sunset in Naples Florida over the Gulf of Mexico. Picture yourself with your loved ones, toes in the sand, everyone's relaxed, and eyes are focused on the horizon.
As the vibrant shades of hot pink, tangerine, and shades of violet glisten in the distance, you realized you have arrived with a front-row ticket to one of the most spectacular shows that earth orchestrates every evening.
So grab a drink, pull up a chair, and enjoy the view!
Where can you view a gorgeous Naples sunset? Let's first go over what time you need to arrive to the show.
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What time are sunsets in Naples Florida?
Sunsets are dependent upon the time of year. For example, the sun will set early during the wintertime and later during the summer season. Nonetheless, sunsets are beautiful year-round.
Average time of sunsets in Naples Florida by season:
Spring sunset times range from 6:22 pm- 8:08 pm
Summer sunset times 8:08 pm- 7:41 pm
Fall sunset times 7:40 pm- 5:28 pm
Winter sunset times range from 5:28 pm-6:22 pm
For a precise time, check out timeanddate.com
Where to watch sunsets in Naples, Florida?
Are you wondering where to enjoy sunsets in Naples? Look no further, the following list will help you decide on your ideal location which is grouped based on categories. Decide if you want to enjoy a Naples sunset while on the beach, on the water, or at a restaurant.
Beach sunset locations in Naples, Florida
The Naples Pier is a beautiful backdrop to a gorgeous sunset. This is an Instagram-worthy spot where you can capture the sun dipping down in the Gulf of Mexico. Parking can be tricky downtown so look for parking spots off Gulf Shore Dr or try to park on 12th Ave S.
After the sunset, walk to a restaurant off 3rd St S and enjoy one of the fabulous dinner spots along this iconic Naples street. A few suggestions would be Campiello or Sea Salt which are both local favorites.
Delnor Wiggins-Pass State Park
If you are looking for a relaxed, laid-back sunset, then I suggest heading to Delnor Wiggins-Pass State Park. Since the park closes at sundown, I suggest arriving at the park to have a pre-sunset appetizer and enjoy the view from the sand. It's a gorgeous park and would be a great place to let the kids discover seashells along the shore. Remember to bring $6 for the park entrance fee.
This is another beautiful beach, located next to the Ritz-Carlton Naples. There is a large parking garage at this beach which makes it easy to get to. After the sunset, explore the many restaurants in the area as the Mercado is only a short drive down the street and there are also a few movie theaters nearby. So maybe dinner and a movie after the perfect Naples sunset?
If you're looking for a family-friendly beach park then Lowdermilk Park is your place. There's a long stretch of beach with plenty of beach chair rentals and a playground for the kids nearby. The concession stand is convenient too. There is a large parking lot but arrive earlier to view the sunset if you're looking for a spot closest to the beach.
View sunsets in Naples Florida from the water
Look no further, the Naples Princess is the perfect luxury yacht to enjoy a sunset in Naples, Florida. What makes this cruise so great for a sunset cruise? You can truly enjoy Naples from the water while cruising in the waterways of some of the most prestigious neighborhoods around Naples.
There are different ticketed options to choose from when booking your sunset cruise. You can enjoy dinner with a sunset view or opt for a sunset cruise while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. Either way, this sunset cruise would be a great choice for sunset cruises. Its newly renovated interior is beautiful. Look for coupons as sometimes they post year-round specials. For additional information click here.
Restaurants in Naples, Florida with Sunset Views
The Turtle Club Restaurant
Located on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Beach Resort sits a popular Naples restaurant that is known for some of the best sunsets in Naples, FL. The Turtle Club Restaurant offers delicious surf and turf options with seating offered indoors or outdoors. For beachside seating, dinner reservations are highly recommended, and advanced dining reservations are recommended during season (Thanksgiving through Easter). The feel of the restaurant is casually elegant, definitely an ideal place to have a celebratory dinner. For additional information click here.
Baleen at La Playa Hotel
Enjoying sunsets in Naples, FL can be a special time with loved ones. A perfect place to experience a sunset is Baleen at La Playa Hotel. The atmosphere is upscale casual with spectacular views of the Gulf. Expect your food to be ... Baleen has seating indoors and outdoors. Request a window table to enjoy the sunset or for a more romantic setting choose one of the many patio tables where tiki torches adorn the lawn. The ocean view is simply spectacular at Baleen. For additional information click here.
Gumbo Limbo at The Ritz-Carlton Naples
How fun does the name Gumbo Limbo sound? Well, the name definitely stands up to the atmosphere because this beachside retreat is a relaxed atmosphere where you can sip on specialty cocktails, much on casual menu items, and enjoy the scenery. For Gumbo Limbo click here.
NOW CLOSED- Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
If you're in the mood for a casual, relaxed atmosphere where you can great drinks and a bite to eat, then the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill is a wonderful place to do just that while enjoying the sunset in Naples, Florida. It's a covered bar area next to the pool deck, live music, with the location right on the beach. It's a casual atmosphere where they serve Florida seafood, and sandwiches, If you are looking for a more upscale atmosphere, then check out HBs which is a few steps away from Sunset Beach Bar & Grill.
I hope you've enjoyed this post on all the different places to watch glorious sunsets in Naples, Florida!
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Hello! I'm Tiffany, a creative travel writer, mother to three awesome kids, and Floridian. We like to visit beautiful Florida beaches, Florida State Parks, and of course Disney! I like to write about our travel adventures and provide tips to other families traveling or relocating to the Sunshine State.