The city of Naples, Florida has grown enormously since its sleepy days just after the Second World War when the is boasted a population of only around 600 people. Today the city – and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Port Royal and Aqualane Shores is a bustling mini-metropolis with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, spectacular beaches, great dining opportunities and much else to offer those who want to enjoy the lifestyle of Florida, the Sunshine State.

The Naples FL lifestyle is one that makes outdoor exploration of the Naples area – including the beautiful Aqualane Shores an absolute necessity for those who want to get the most out of the lifestyle that is on offer. So if you should be in the vicinity or choose to invest in property in Aqualane Shores what are your choices as far as activities that will allow you to get the most out of the Florida experience?

For those who want to enjoy the legendary fishing opportunities in Florida, it is not necessary to head for the deep waters of the Gulf. The Naples Pier on Naples Beach is a fantastic place to cast a line from. A pier boardwalk is an excellent place for a stroll as the sun goes down.

For those who are committed to exploring the natural wonders of the area that surrounds Aqualane Shores a short trip to the 35 acres Clam Pass County Park is highly recommended. Take a stroll along the 3,000-foot long boardwalk or climb aboard the free tram and take in the magnificent mangrove forests that are so much a part of the scenery of the Florida coastline. For those that are lucky a sighting of the native alligators may be on the cards. Even without a sighting of these magnificent reptiles, the opportunity to enjoy the many bird species in the area should not be missed. At the end of the boardwalk, a superb beach with powder white sands awaits. Pack a picnic basket or enjoy the offerings from the snack bar. Bathrooms are available.

When the sun goes down in a blaze of glory over the Gulf Naples, and Aqualane Shores and the adjoining Port Royal come alive. The nightlife is vibrant, and the drinks are chilled – as are the locals.

For a great night out choose from a variety of destinations. Some of the best include spots like the HobNob Kitchen and Bar which has received accolades for the incredible cocktails that are on offer, as well as bite size treats such as the ‘Hob Nob Deviled Eggs’ which are made even more delicious by the addition of sugar cured bacon and a sweet tomato jam. For another dash of late night, fun checks out ‘Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub’ where the vibe is, and the crowd is friendly.

For those who want to enjoy the Naples / Florida lifestyle regularly then a property investment in the area pays dividends not only in a fiscal sense – but also in pure enjoyment of a great time.