Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach & Harbor Club

The Vanderbilt Beach & Harbor Club is located on the north end of Vanderbilt Beach with beautiful views of Wiggins State Park and Wiggins Pass.  Here you will enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Yacht Club with a variety of privately owned boats at your doorstep.  This 33 unit building built in 1981 is perfectly situated on beautiful Vanderbilt Drive close to shopping and restaurants on US 41 but without the traffic.  Each unit has three large bedrooms and two to three baths, all with water views and 35 foot lanais.   Continue reading >>

Vanderbilt Beach Renourishment Project COMPLETE!

Complete, done, finished, finite – The Vanderbilt Beach renourishment has concluded and beach access has reopened.  Yesterday we went out and took some snapshots.  We enjoyed wiggling our toes in the white sugary sand.  Yeah!  This is work to us.   🙂 Continue reading >>

UPDATE: Vanderbilt Beach Renourishment Project

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On September 10, 2013 the Board of County Commissioner approved the Collier County Beach Renourishment Project for contractors to perform the upcoming beach renourishment work.  The contract includes Vanderbilt and Pelican Bay beaches and Park Shore and Naples Portion of this project.  Stewart Mining in Immokalee will provide sand for this project which is currently being stockpiled.  Staff is working truck routes, vehicle inspections, staging areas, maintenance of traffic and speed zone enforcement with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Naples Police Department.  Hours of operation will be sunrise to sunset, six days a week. Continue reading >>

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park – More Than Just Sand and Sun

All the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico in Naples offer white sand, peaceful views, and the slow roll of the Gulf, but beaches like Delnor-Wiggins Sate Park offer that plus a whole lot more.  Due to the proximity of the area to the Wiggins Pass inlet, many people come to this area for its fishing and park amenities.

Fisherman love the northern tip of the beach where there is a no swimming zone.  The inlet offers prime fishing and it is not uncommon to find an abundance of sea life “jumping” in the area.  Fisherman line the shores here all day in this magnificent spot.

Another reason to explore the north end is to discover the north end tower; the tower gives visitors a view of the surrounding coastline and is the best place for sunsets with the horizon spread wide and long for you to enjoy. Continue reading >>

Vanderbilt Drive – Take the scenic route

If you have ever been to Naples during high season, which is January through March, you certainly have experienced clogged roads and brutal traffic up and down Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41).  The best way to get around all the commotion is to travel the less traveled roads.

One great option is Vanderbilt Drive.  This is not Vanderbilt Beach Road that heads east west, this is Vanderbilt DRIVE and this road heads north south from Bonita Beach Road down to Vanderbilt Beach Road dropping you by the Ritz Carlton.  This road goes right through the Vanderbilt Beach area, has few stops and offers scenic views of Wiggins Bay.  Continue reading >>

Paddleboarding at Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach offers a bounty of activities that stem from our beautiful natural resources. Boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing are just a few of the activities that come to mind.  There is no better place to enjoy the latest craze of paddle boarding; the calm waters and gorgeous scenery are the perfect place to enjoy this sport.  The key is balance; if you can stand up on the board you’re home free.  Then all you need to do is paddle.

Not too far from Vanderbilt beach you will find shallow, scenic, back bays that are smooth as glass and full of nature.  Be “at one with nature” while becoming more fit by the minute.  Your perspective is quite different from a stand up paddle board; you’ll see things that would ordinarily pass you by unnoticed.  Or, stay on the beach and take the stand up paddle board a/k/a SUP into the Gulf of Mexico for totally different scenery.  The Vanderbilt Beach Resort offers rentals and lessons and there are many private outfitters in the area. Continue reading >>

History of Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach is located between Naples and Bonita Springs on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  People come to this area for the natural beauty, wildlife and white sandy beaches.  Although you will find large hotels like the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort and La Playa Beach Hotel, the area maintains its small town charm with many smaller and less opulent hotels dotting this tranquil strip of land.  Single family homes and condos can also be rented for all or part of the season allowing visitors to experience Vanderbilt Beach like a resident.  But the beauty of the area has brought visitors to area hotels since the early 60’s.

The Moore Family has been welcoming guests at the Vanderbilt Beach Resort for over fifty years.  The Vanderbilt Beach Resort is a small, family owned and operated hotel located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on beautiful Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida.  When Robert Moore purchased the hotel in 1968, it was the only motel on Vanderbilt Beach.  Continue reading >>

Things to do in August

Here’s a quick reference to some cool goings on in August!

1-4 – Adam Hook at Off The Hook Comedy Club
1 – Wine Tasting at Whole Foods
1 – Mercato Nights Music Series on the lawn at Mercato Continue reading >>

A Vanderbilt Beach Video Tour

Our photographic video tour of Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida tours all of the favorite places up and down the beach. Continue reading >>