Luxurious Private Beach Communities in Southwest Florida

By The Aerial Companies, Inc. - March 21, 2022

Florida has more private beach communities than almost anywhere else in the world. We've compiled several noteworthy private beaches, and it's our pleasure to share these hidden Gulf Coast and oceanside gems. With so much natural beauty, it can be hard to know where to begin – but all the more beautiful is the fact that you can begin your exploration of luxury beach communities in Florida from just about anywhere in the state (if you know where to look).

Port Royal Club

If you’re looking for a breathtaking waterfront neighborhood with some of the most luxurious homes in Naples, then Port Royal Club is the perfect place for you. Established in 1959, residents can enjoy the best of waterfront living with Gulf of Mexico beachfront estates, Naples Bayfront, and canal access lots. In addition to these beautiful homes, residents also have access to the clubhouse which offers fine dining, a fitness center, a swimming pool, and tennis facilities, plus private beach access. 

The Moorings Club

The Moorings Golf and Country Club is a member-owned club nestled within a residential neighborhood. Founded in 1963 and located just two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico, The Moorings Club offers beautiful waterfront properties in the heart of Naples. The club also offers both golf and social memberships to those who don’t live in the community.   

The Commons Club

The gulf coast is widely adored for its peaceful steadiness, and what better way to take it in than the exclusive Commons Club in Estero, complete with walkways, fountains, and family-friendly amenities. Members experience a charming small-town atmosphere with access to fine dining and upscale health and wellness facilities. The Commons Club is limited to only 1,575 member families who enjoy no shortage of recreation in the serene Gulf Coast waters.

Some of the most popular activities at the Commons Club include:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Bocce
  • Beach-side catering
  • Family cookouts
  • Private social events

Watersound® Beach

Described as "entering into a different world", the private South Walton beach offers a network of classic wooden boardwalks, bridges, and paths where you can let your mind wander while taking an evening stroll. Residents of the community's cottages and condominiums have patio-side views of the untouched expanse of uncrowded sands, along with amenities such as a swimming pool, green spaces and parks, nearby golf courses, and proximity to South Walton's cultural attractions. Homeowners and guests enjoy easy access to incredible Watersound® Beach amenities, such as:

  • Boating and fishing in 17 saltwater and freshwater lakes and bays, including Lake Powell
  • Golf courses galore, including "Golf Course of the Millenium" Camp Creek®, Shark's Tooth Golf Club, and the renowned beginners' course, The Origins Golf Club
  • Fine dining and upscale shopping at the 30-A shopping complex

Alys Beach

The stunning architecture of the seaside village at Alys Beach is sure to invoke tranquility and peace of mind. An early colonial Spanish cottage-style motif permeates the structures, lending a distinctive taste even as far as the most exclusive beach communities in Florida go. Its classic charm is balanced by its exceptionally well-equipped wellness and recreation center, and the village caters to a variety of the finest culinary tastes. The storefronts serving the Alys Beach clientele are as unique as the town itself, offering a rare shopping experience you won't find anywhere else.

Hideaway Beach

Sited on over 300 acres, Hideaway Beach in the Naples region features lagoon-side boardwalks where members can relax, fish, or just soak in the sights and sounds. Nature lovers will love that half of the lands are an untouched nature conservancy, and Hideaway Beach is the largest concentration of native live oak trees. The condominium and beach villa inhabitants enjoy easy access to an expansive Sports Complex, an executive golf course, and a private beach club that hosts a wide variety of deluxe dining and entertainment options throughout the year. If you want to take your getaway one step further, you'd be delighted to know Hideaway Beach is just a 30-minute boat ride away from Marco Island where you'll forget you were ever connected to the mainland.

Barefoot Beach

Located deep within a tropical paradise, resident members have all the amenities of luxury living while still being just a short walk from vast gulf ocean waters and pristine beaches; It's what makes the Southwest Florida lifestyle truly priceless. From casual dining to extravagant wedding affairs, you'll find what you're looking for at this full-service member-owned equity club. The club has a private marina, and for a change of scenery, Barefoot Beach members can explore any of the 30 other partner clubs via the Summer Reciprocal Program.


For over 40 years, The Aerial Companies has maintained our leading role as the premier luxury beachside architecture and construction firm, and our full-spectrum services enable us to bring the entire vision together as no one else can. To learn more, contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation.

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