For years you dreamed of owning a boat and a home in Naples, and now you are ready to make it happen. Where should you start your search for the best boating communities in Naples, Florida? Here are a few of our favorite boat friendly communities.
Royal Harbor – East Side of Naples
Royal Harbor is one of the popular boating communities due to its no bridge access to the ocean. This makes it an ideal location for owners of sailboats. You get access to the bay via Gordon Pass. Royal Harbor offers both bay front homes and many homes with excellent views of the bay. You are just minutes away from Ten Thousand Islands, so a great area to start your boating explorations.
The Conners at Vanderbilt Beach
What makes The Conners special is its mix of boating friendly life and access to a great entertainment area. You can spend the day boating then come home and enjoy a great dinner at a local restaurant, catch a movie, or do a little shopping. The Conners accesses the Gulf via canals through Wiggins Pass. Your boat must be under 20’ tall to pass under the bridge. Do you want to spend a little leisurely time boating without going into the Gulf? You can cruise along the bay to Fort Myers Beach through the bay waters.
Aqualane Shores has a modern appeal even though the community has roots back to 1949. The deep canals offer easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Aqualane Shores is located at the south end of Naples. It is located near the Third Street and Fifth Avenue shopping areas which are filled with great restaurants, unique stores, and great entertainment. You and your family can walk to the beach in just a few minutes from your home in Aqualane Shores.
The Moorings offers a more mature setting with large trees providing shade and quiet streets for relaxing family time in the community. The Moorings provides access to the Gulf of Mexico through Doctors Pass. The city has over 4000 homes, so it is a great place to start your hunt for a boating community home. Moorings Bay is an ideal location for your family to enjoy kayaking and paddle boating. This quiet community offers easy access to restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The Moorings is tucked between Coquina Sands and Park Shore.
If you love boating, Port Royal may be your ideal community. Port Royal is surrounded by water with the Gulf on the west side, Naples Bay is on the east side, and Gordons Pass on the south. The community has around 400 homes and easy access to the water is provided by canals. The western side of Port Royal offers beautiful sandy beaches for an invigorating morning jog or relaxing sunset strolls. You are just across the bay from the beautiful Naples Botanical Garden.
These five boating communities offer some of the finest living in Naples, Florida. Take some time to explore each of these communities and discover which one fits your lifestyle.