If you’re like most people, you know that Naples is a gorgeous community. However, you may not be extremely familiar with all of the wonderful places you can connect with nature around the city. This guide explains three beautiful places where you can experience nature in Naples.
3 Beautiful Places to Experience Nature in Naples
Aside from Naples’ world-renowned beaches, there are plenty of places where you can experience the true beauty of nature, such as:
- Naples Botanical Garden
- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
- Naples Pier
Here’s a closer look at each.
Naples Natural Attraction #1: Naples Botanical Garden
The Naples Botanical Garden, located off Bayshore Drive, is a 2017 Garden of Excellence winner. Founded in 1993 by a group of plant enthusiasts, this spectacular place welcomes more than 220,000 visitors per year. Each garden is themed, and the overarching goal is to protect and preserve plants of all types. There’s a children’s garden, an Asian garden and even a water garden, and you can walk to your heart’s content beneath the towering palms and between some of the most beautiful flora you’ll find in the state of Florida.
Naples Natural Attraction #2: Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
The Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located around 30 miles east of the city of Naples, gives you an intimate look at the Everglades ecosystem. This ruggedly beautiful area features a 2.25 mile boardwalk that winds through a wet prairie, beneath pine flat woods, around a marsh, and into the largest old growth Bald Cypress forest on the continent. You can catch close looks at a wide range of wildlife, including beautiful birds, alligators, otters, red-bellied turtles and even white-tailed deer. The variety of wildlife here is spectacular during any season. Stroll along the boardwalk At any time of day in quiet peace to enjoy the sounds of nature serenading you.
Naples Natural Attraction #3: Naples Pier
Located on the Gulf of Mexico at the west end of 12th Avenue South, Naples Pier is the best vantage point from which to see the glory of the Atlantic. Naturally, the beautiful beaches at the base of the pier are excellent for sunbathing, ocean watching and relaxing, but a stroll to the end of the pier takes you 1,000 feet into the Gulf. You can enjoy the fresh breezes, look out over white capped waves and even fish. Before you go, you need to know that you must have a parking permit or park in a paid, metered spot.
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