Across Naples Bay from Royal Harbor, Aqualane Shores sits between Old Naples to the north, Port Royal to the south, and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Though each neighborhood has its own unique history, all three communities were developed in the 1950s, shortly after the city’s incorporation. The land that was once mangrove forests has been dredged and cleared to make way for one of the world’s most exclusive waterfront residences.
A boater’s paradise connected by a series of canals, the Naples waterfront neighborhoods of Royal Harbor, Aqualane Shores, and Port Royal call to mind the Italian city of Venice more than Naples. Here, the abundance of water is sure to soothe the soul.
What to Expect
Lush green landscape and canal channels.
With pops of pink, blue, and yellow, homes here reflect the tropical, beachy landscape. Lawns look like they’ve been manicured with cuticle scissors, and the lush green environment perfectly complements crystal Gulf waters and canal channels that surround the area.
Peaceful, friendly residential areas with easy downtown access.
Life in Aqualane Shores, Port Royal, and Royal Harbor is calm. Residents of family- and pet-friendly Aqualane Shores like to have “car-free” days, where everywhere they want to go is on foot, by bike, on a boat, or in a golf cart. Their convenient proximity to boutique shopping, restaurants, and galleries in downtown Naples as well as perfect beach access make each neighborhood an ideal location. With canals, bay, or beach for a backyard, boaters in Port Royal, Royal Harbor, and Aqualane Shores love the quick and unimpeded access to Gulf waters and the Intercoastal Waterways.
Fantastic restaurants within walking distance.
In the winter months, sometimes the streets downtown can get crowded. Fortunately, residents have fantastic restaurants and shops within walking, biking, boating, or golf-carting distance.
Bright, exclusive, and grand.
As novelist Isak Denesen wrote, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” With stunning single-family homes set on or near the canals and sea, residents feel soothed by water when they come to Aqualane Shores, Port Royal, or Royal Harbor. Port Royal boasts the most exclusive and expensive properties, where residents can relax on picture-perfect beaches at Port Royal Club, yet all boaters and beach people alike will fall in love with the homes in these neighborhoods.
You'll Fall in Love With
Your boat docked in the backyard.
Almost every home is on the water with a dock that grants boaters direct access to Naples Bay, the Intercoastal Waterways, and the Gulf of Mexico. There’s nothing better than walking out your backdoor and climbing on your boat to escape to the sea. As one Aqualane Shores resident observed, “Living here is a dream come true.”