Top Beach Bars in Naples & Marco Island

By Eric Snider

Luxe but laid-back: The beach bars are different on Florida’s Paradise Coast.

Young couple enjoying drinks at a beachfront tiki bar

The beach bars on Florida’s Paradise Coast live up to our destination’s reputation for luxury. The food is incredible; the drinks are exquisite; the views are breathtaking; the sunsets, epic. And the sand is never more than a short walk away.

Here’s an overview of Paradise Coast beach bars – all of which are sure to add relaxation, good times, and memorable views to your stay.

A bright orange sun sets into the Gulf of Mexico, viewed from Sunset Grille.

A Gulf sunset viewed from Sunset Grille.

Catch the Game at Sunset Grille

900 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, (239) 389-0508

This casual hangout, located on the southern end of the Marco Island strip, is best described as a beach sports bar, due to the dozens of TVs tuned to an array of games. The menu offerings –hearty fare with an emphasis on seafood – are affordable and delicious. Out on the covered deck there are plenty of tables, as well as a row of Gulf-facing chairs along a wooden railing, ideal for setting a drink and a tasty basket of shrimp. Sunset Grille has an outdoor bamboo bar and an indoor bar that looks out over the beach.

Paddle Into Capri Fish House

203 Capri Blvd., Naples, (239) 389-5555

What’s more “Florida” than a spacious, thatched-roof tiki bar just a few feet from the water? Capri Fish House is located just north of Marco Island on Johnson Bay, a couple hundred yards east of the Gulf. We’re pretty sure you can guess what kind of food Capri Fish House specializes in. If you're from out of town, you can’t go wrong with the grouper sandwich. Capri also rents kayaks and paddleboards in case you get the urge to explore the calm waters that wind through the mangroves and up into Rookery Bay. A dock and boat slips make it easy for boaters to drop in. Happy hour is on every day from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

A tropical beverage and a bowl of mangos in the foreground; a beach and palm trees in the background

Find colorful tropical drinks at Kane Tiki Bar & Grill at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.

Island Vibes at Kane Tiki Bar & Grille and Quinn’s on the Beach

400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, (239) 394-2511

Why should a resort have one beach bar when it can have two? Kane and Quinn’s on the Beach are the two beach bars at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. In 2015, the hotel capped a massive expansion, which included the addition of the Balinese-inspired Kane Tiki Bar & Grill. A large thatched roof covers a giant rum bar – right on the beach. Kane is fully open-air, lending it an authentic beach-bar ambience. Guests can sit around the bar or on tables out in the sand. Kane’s menu is highlighted by Indonesian street foods and also offers traditional fare. Quinn’s, a couple of hundred yards south, has indoor seating, along with outdoor seating that’s both covered and uncovered. The restaurant focuses on Caribbean cuisine (e.g. Key West Snapper Ceviche) and is prized for specialty drinks like the grapefruit-elderflower margarita. Quinn’s offers an enhanced sunset experience with live fire dancer shows every night. 

Rhode’s End: A Tropical Hideaway

475 Seagate Drive, Naples (239) 597-3232

A long boardwalk starts at Clam Pass Park and winds its way through mangroves to the beach. The half-mile walk (or bike ride) out gives you the impression you’re in for something special, and you are: Rhode’s End. Part of the Naples Grande complex, this unfussy, classic beach bar features a huge elevated deck outfitted with tables and chairs that offer terrific views of blue Gulf water. Rhode’s End, which specializes in Greek cuisine and tropical cocktails, is a mere hop and a skip from the beach.

Outdoor seating overlooks beach vegetation and the beach at Deck at 560.

Open-air seating at the Deck at 560.

The Deck at 560: Surrounded by Natural Beauty

560 Collier Blvd., Marco Island, (239) 394-5000

This open-air dining concept located at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa features 200 seats, all with panoramic views of the Gulf. Your eyes will be met first by a lush mangrove forest, then white-sand beach, then blue water. The Deck at 560 focuses on locally sourced ingredients, and has an in-house garden that grows organic herbs and produce. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and, unlike a lot of beachfront restaurant/bars, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.