100 Reason I love Southwest Florida

Posted on August 11, 2015

The Naples Pier



Ask anyone, whether it be a local or a visitor, what the number one landmark is in Naples Florida, and undoubtedly you will hear a resounding: The Naples Pier!


The Naples Pier is situated on west end of 12th Avenue South in Old Naples. Originally built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock, the pier was designed to stretch out 1,000′ feet into the Gulf of Mexico, due to the gulf’s low depths, to provide a structure for incoming baggage, freight and visitors to our new town. In the early days, the pier was lined with narrow gauge train rails. The pier has been rebuilt several times, most notably in 1922 when a fire consumed much of the structure along with the post office that occupied the site at that time. The Naples Pier and is presently going through another improvement. Click here to see this video to get a bird’s eye view of the famous landmark under construction: The Naples Pier.


For so many people, the Naples Pier is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Tourists and natives alike congregate at dusk, take a stroll, talk to the anglers, take photos of the pelicans and dolphins, and listen to the gentle sounds of waves touching the shore…the perfect setting to experience all the sights and sounds of nature.    


As an amateur photographer, I have hundreds of pier pictures that I’ve taken over the years. Recently, I asked our fans on Facebook to submit their own pier photos. I’ve received some beauties, and would love to collect more and turn them into a video. Send your submissions to:


If you are interested in getting additional information about real estate offerings and values in  the [click link to see a short video]: Old Naples Community, or call the area experts: The Team is waiting to hear from you, and we want to earn your business! 1-239-370-0574


Thank you, and make it a great day!


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*The photograph pictured above was taken by my friend, Mary Popiolek. The Team uses it in many of their print media campaigns. It’s one of my all-time favorites!