One of the top beaches for locals and tourists alike is Vanderbilt Beach. Located at the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road, this beach is located near the upscale community of Pelican Bay. The beach is located conveniently near shops and restaurants and there is a parking structure to allow many to park close to the beach. Parking is free with a beach parking pass or is $8 for the day.
Naples Park is also a wonderful community located within walking and biking distance to this beach offering home owners and renters to enjoy affordable proximity to the glamorous beach life in Naples. Vanderbilt Beach is also located close to shops and restaurants. At the Pavilion shopping center you can find various restaurants, visit the Publix grocery store, or see a movie at the Pavilion Cinemas.
The Mercato is another new shopping and lifestyle center located near Vanderbilt Beach. There are plenty of restaurants such as the new Chipotle, Bravo!, and the Pub and you can even get food to go from Whole Foods Market. You can also enjoy the great shops such as Charming Charlie, Coldwater Creek, Jos. A. Banks, Swim 'n Sport, and Z Gallerie. And after a nice long day at the beach, you can enjoy different live entertainment, wine tastings, or a movie at the upscale Silverspot Cinema.