When most people think of Florida they immediately think of beaches. It’s not surprising since the state has so many great spots to enjoy the sand, the sun, and the ocean. If you happen to live in the Naples area, you’re in luck because some of the state’s best beaches are within easy reach.
If you travel just three miles to the north of Naples you’ll encounter Vanderbilt Beach - one of the most popular Gulf beaches in Florida. Despite it’s lofty name, however, Vanderbilt Beach had more inauspicious beginnings (and really had nothing to do with the legendary Vanderbilt family.