Although covering a smaller area than its downtown neighbors, 5th Avenue South and Third Street South, Crayton Cove retains the flavor of the original Old Naples, with several historic buildings reflecting a bygone era not seen elsewhere in the city. Four renowned, independently-owned and operated restaurants flank the area, ranging from gourmet and country French to seafood on the water, an old-fashioned cafe, and the inimitable pizza place. Five artist studios and galleries supply a wide variety of work and feature an “Art After Dark” studio walk on the second Saturday of the month.
For unique nautical gifts and accessories, visit the Naples Ships Store, one of the country's leading independently-owned purveyors of rare and unusual icons of the seafaring life. Sweet Liberty, a large catamaran, stands by for glorious sailing adventures, or, one can indulge a group of friends or colleagues with a chartered boat from Sailboats Unlimited. Boat slips at the Naples City Dock await the visiting craft that makes Naples a yacht-friendly community. Naples City Dock is also the home of Naples’ largest and most historic charter fishing and sailing fleet.
Crayton Cove is the site of Naples' famous Great Dock Canoe Race, which marks the end of “season” with hilarity and some serious canoeing. Many additional activities are being planned for year round fun at this wonderful destination.
Crayton Cove offers the authentic Naples experience that visitors crave. It is a place where history and culture converge; where the creative spirit blooms on Naples Bay.
If you are visiting Naples for the first time in a long time, Crayton Cove will remind you of what you miss about Naples. It may be the reason you keep coming back.