Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, the Rooster is crowing. Time to get out of bed, drink that first cup of coffee and wipe the sleep out of your eyes. It is Saturday in Naples and there are adventures to be had. Ok, you can sleep in a little past sunrise, but if you want to catch the Third Street South Farmers Market you will want to get out of bed sooner rather than later. After all, all the best treats sell out fast. That takes care of your morning in Naples but what will you do for the rest of the day? Why not head to Naples Beach, walk the pier and relax on the beautiful white sand beach. If you make it to sunset you will be treated to one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever seen. This is what you do on Saturday in Naples. You shop and you beach. It sounds like a perfect day to me.
Third Street Farmers Market Open Saturdays year long 7:30 am till 11:30 am – Seven days a week you can shop Third Street South for art, collectables and fashion. Only on Saturdays are you able to walk the stalls and peruse the wares of over 40 different vendors. November to April it is located on Third Street South between Broad Street South and 13th Ave South. May through early November it relocates to the parking lot behind the Tommy Bahama’s on Third Street South.
Fresh produce, baked goods, live music and street food vendors are aplenty. What better place to grab your coffee eat some breakfast and shop with the locals.
Naples Pier and Beach – Only a 5 to 10-minute walk from Third Street South you will find the historic Naples Pier and one of its famous white sand beaches. Parking is a challenge around here so be prepared to walk a little bit if you have driven. I suggest you do the farmers market, go back to your car to pick up your beach chairs and blankets and then walk to the Pier and beach.
A walk on the Pier is a must. Locals and tourists alike will be fishing off the sides and hoping that a Seagull or Pelican doesn’t swoop in to steal the catch.
If fishing isn’t for you just enjoy the walk and the infinite expanse of water looking out into the Gulf of Mexico.
To the left and right of the Pier is miles of white sand beach. Pick a spot, sit yourself down, get comfortable and just go ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
It is worth it to stay until sunset. Just watch the magic I was able to capture while I was there.
So that is what I did on my Saturday in Naples. A pretty great day if you ask me. How will you spend yours?