The famous Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South. The Naples Pier is a much loved destination for tourists and anglers with lots of opportunities for fishing. The Pier has restrooms, showers, a snack bar with a covered eating area. And the best part is that it has no entrance fee so everyone can simply stop by.

This place has been a go-to for many decades by visitors to Naples, Florida. And they just keep on coming back, bringing in new people with them. So, you can imagine a lively and jam-packed crowd, especially during peak seasons in the winter. People are always excited to walk along the wooden boardwalk that starts from the beach and goes all the way up to the deeper part of the ocean.

At the end of the boardwalk is a little hut and this is where the beauty of the region truly comes alive. Here you can take pictures of seabirds and dolphins and the occasional whale. There are sometimes manatees and sea turtles that drop by every once in a while and they all want to be a part of your group picture or your selfie.  People sometimes bring out their fishing rods to catch fishes while they relax along the boardwalk. The fish you can find vary, from small mangrove snappers to some really big and freaky ones like a sawfish that was caught by someone in April 2016; it drew quite a crowd.

Since there are many people who visit Naples Pier, parking can be quite a hassle sometimes that’s why regulations were set by the local government to ensure the smooth flow of people and vehicles. Here are a few basic things that one should keep in mind if you wish to park your car near Naples Pier. These reminders are from the Naples, Florida government website itself.

Parking at the Pier

Parking for beach access in the City of Naples requires the resident or visitor to have a beach parking permit, feed the parking meters, or pay-by-space. This is enforced year round.

Beach Parking Permits

City residents: beach permit may be obtained from City Hall

Collier County residents: beach permit may be obtained from any Collier County Park or Library

Visitor beach permits may be purchased from City Hall’s Finance Department for $50 and they are valid for one year

Parking Rate

Cost is $0.25/6 minutes

$2.50/hour

Credit/Debit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

Cash: Quarters only

Pay-by-Space

All City of Naples Parking Areas including the Naples Pier and Lowdermilk Park offer the pay-by-space option

$0.25/6 minutes

$2.50/hour

Cash accepted: Quarters Only

Credit/Debit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

Features of the Pier

Fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license, as the City of Naples has purchased a bulk fishing license for the Pier. The beach at the Pier also features volleyball nets and is one of the best places to catch a spectacular Naples sunset.

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