Vanderbilt Beach, known for its white, sandy seafront that stretches all the way up to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, is the perfect place for birding, shelling and dolphin-watching. The neighborhood itself is located between Vanderbilt Beach Road and 111th Street, bordering the Gulf to the west and Naples Park to the east.

Homes for Sale in Vanderbilt Beach

Gorgeous estate homes and high-rise condos dot the landscape in Vanderbilt Beach. The single-family homes here are typically custom-built along the canals that provide access to the Gulf by heading north, through Wiggins Pass State Park and through the outlet at the Cocohatchee River, and many of the condominiums are built directly on the beach.

Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Near Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach is home to some of Naples’ best restaurants, shopping experiences and other amenities. The Turtle Club and BALEEN Naples are located right in the community, and the award-winning Gumbo Limbo restaurant is just south in Pelican Bay. Other notable restaurants nearby include The Capital Grille, True Food Kitchen  at Waterside Shops, and The Bay House Restaurant.

Though there are no major shopping centers right in Vanderbilt Beach, there are several prestigious shopping areas close by – including Mercato and The Marketplace at Pelican Bay, as well as Granada Shoppes, Riverchase Plaza and Lynwood Square. You’ll also find several grocery stores, including Publix Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, near the community of Vanderbilt Beach.



Drive Times From Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach is in a very convenient location on the Gulf. This one-of-a-kind community is:

Golf Courses Near Vanderbilt Beach

The Club at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort is located within the community of Vanderbilt Beach, and several renowned courses and clubs are nearby, as well. The Bay Colony Golf Club, The Old Collier Golf Club and Club Pelican Bay are all within a short drive from the neighborhood. You may also enjoy Quail Run Golf Club, Royal Poinciana Golf Club and Collier’s Reserve Country Club.

Public Parks Near Vanderbilt Beach

Vanderbilt Beach has its own fabulous beaches, but if you’d like to head a bit farther north, you’ll run directly into the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which features sandy, white beaches and plenty of recreational opportunities of its own. There are a number of public parks in the area, as well, including Pelican Bay Community Park, the Cocohatchee River Park and Veterans Community Park, which features sports facilities and an off-leash dog park. Clam Pass Park, Ridgewood Park and Fleischmann Park are also close by, and each has its own list of fabulous amenities.

Retiring in Vanderbilt Beach

From miles of sandy beaches and endless sun to community parks with walking, running and cycling trails, there are plenty of ways to spend time in the great outdoors in Vanderbilt Beach – and that may make it the perfect place for you to retire. Because this cozy, tightly knit community is close to all the area’s major attractions, including shopping and dining, as well as NCH North Naples Hospital, Landmark Hospital and Physicians Regional Medical Center at Pine Ridge, you may want to look for your dream home here.

Vanderbilt Beach History

In the early 1950s, a hydraulic dredge opened the channel from Wiggins Pass to the Vanderbilt intercanal area – and that passageway brought saltwater into the backwater areas. Quite a bit of dredging was required to create the first solid, buildable property, but when it was complete. The finger canals and streets were constructed in the mid-1950s, but until the 1970s, few people actually lived in the community. However, when J.B. Conners, the land development pioneer who owned the property, chose to name it Vanderbilt Beach to convey a sense of wealth and privilege, it officially got its start with high-end luxury homes at the bay and along the channels, eventually adding high-rise luxury condos to the mix.

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