Having a worry-free, relaxing day at the beach is as easy as having a few essentials tucked in your beach bag. Read on for our must-have recommendations for every visitor headed to the sandy stretches of beach that overlook the Gulf of Mexico.

Seven miles. That’s close to 37,000 feet of sugar-white sand right out your doorstep when staying at the Edgewater Beach Hotel. So it’s a foregone conclusion that some beach time will be on your list of things to do when in Naples. What’s not a foregone conclusion is the most essential item for your beach day. We offer some suggestions for what to bring to the beach for different types of visitors beyond the basic essentials.

Couples on a Getaway

Those seven miles of sand mean you need to come prepared for some long, leisurely walks together. A lightweight linen beach towel that can double as a sarong is the perfect cover-up for a long stroll. In between those walks, rent a queen-size luxury beach bed and enjoy beachside food and beverage service – just raise your flag and a server will come directly to you.

Young Families

Parents, the resort has the beach chairs and umbrellas prepped and ready for you. There’s even a kids’ play area, complete with shovels and buckets for sand castle building. But when it comes to the beach essential you should bring, every parent knows comfort is king. Throw some baby powder into your beach bag – it works like magic to rid sensitive skin of sticky sand.

Families with Teenagers

Older kids get bored easily, so your must-pack item is a list of what to do when they get restless. There are family swim and snorkel sessions, paddleboard and kayak rentals from the beach, and bike rentals to see the beach from a different perspective. Also check in with Edgewater’s concierge about sailing adventures, fishing charters, and more.

The Solo Traveler

Make the most of your solo status by enjoying blissfully uninterrupted beach time. A smartphone stocked with entertaining podcasts (such as Modern Love; Death, Sex & Money; Reply All; or This American Life) is the perfect way to enjoy your beach day in Naples. For those looking for an analog experience, visit the hotel’s library, located in the Business Center, to borrow a book.

All Girls Getaway

Maybe you and your squad will happily hang out on the beach all day long…but it would be smart to stash a chic cover-up and sandals in your beach bag, in case you want to take a quick trip to one of the upscale boutiques just moments from the hotel.


With miles of white sand beaches just steps away, the all-suite Edgewater Beach Hotel offers luxury accommodations, friendly service, and countless amenities for guests of all types.