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The Naples Pier Webcam

Naples Historic Pier It is hard to imagine Naples without its iconic pier at the end of 12th Street South. Yet, our wonderful pier, the symbol of our city, was almost lost. When you walk along the pier, particularly during the height of the season, it’s a little “United Nations” of languages. People from around the world leisurely stroll to the end of the pier to catch site of a dolphin, to watch people fish, and to enjoy the wonders of the Gulf and the beach. Spectacular sunsets are enhanced by the 360 degree vistas from the pier’s furthest point. It’s hard to fathom life here without this treasure. Construction of the first pier began in the summer of 1888. A firm from Fort Myers was awarded the job by Walter Halderman of The Naples Company. The company had just completed the initial 20 rooms of the Naples Hotel on 12th Ave and 3rd St. to accommodate potential land investors and tourists. Until the pier was built, people and goods had to arrive by boat, either in the Gulf or Naples Bay, or travel by ox cart from Fort Myers.