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Barefoot Beach Preserve Park

Being one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast Barefoot Beach is 342 cares and offers a natural beach environment.  Located on Little Hickory
Island, Barefoot Beach has five habitats within the preserve which are the beach zone, dune zone, coastal strand, maritime hammock, and estuarine mangrove forest.   Known for its wildlife, greenery and being home to one of the largest gopher tortoise preserves in Southwest Florida, Barefoot Beach is perfect for nature lovers.  There is a 356 space parking lot, one-mile nature trail, and picnic area.

Clam Pass Park/Beach

Located at the end of Seagate Drive, Clam Pass Beach can only be accessed by the 3/4 mile long wooden boardwalk or free tram ride through a mangrove forest that runs continuously throughout the day.  There is a concession stand that offers food, drink, beach and water sport equipment rental.  Additionally, there is a 182 space parking lot.

ibis-2Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Recreation Area/Beach

Rated on eof the best beaches in the nation, Delnor-Wiggins is comprised of a 199-acre tropical park and a one mile stretch of white sugar sand beach.  Offering visitors the opportunity to swim, scuba dive, kayak, canoe, or paddle board, there is also a designated fishing zone, boat ramp and observation tower.  The beach can be accessed from six parking lots (five lots located on the Gulf of Mexico and one lot located at the boat ramp) via a system of connecting trails and boardwalks.

Lowdermilk Park/Beach

Offering 1,000 feet of beachfront, a duck pond, lots of picnic tables, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts and two gazebos that can be rented, Lowdermilk Beach is popular with families.  There is a 125 space parking lot and additional parking space are available on Gulf Shore Blvd.

20160208_153845_002Naples Municipal Beach & Pier

A landmark and one of the most popular attractions in Naples, the Naples Municipal Beach & Fishing Pier is located along Gulf Shore Blvd. in downtown Naples.  Recently renovated the 1,000 foot pier was built in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock.  Today, it serves as an observation spot and fishing area.  The 10 mile long beach fronts the large and beautiful homes that run along Gulf Shore Blvd. and Gordon Drive and is close to the many hotels, restaurants, and shopping located in downtown Naples.  Metered parking is available along the side streets.

Vanderbilt Beach

Located in at the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road and running north to Immokalee Road in North Naples, Vanderbilt Beach is famous for its powdery white sand and bird watching opportunities.  Close to hotels, restaurants, and shopping, Vanderbilt Beach is very popular, so it’s best to arrive early during high season since parking is extremely hard to find once the 152-car parking garage is full.  There is a drop-off point where you can unload your beach chairs before parking your vehicle. Activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and motorized water sports are available for additional fees.

Please note that all beaches require you to pay a fee to use a parking area, garage, or meter unless you have a beach parking permit which are available from the City of Naples or Collier County.  Full-time residents and taxpayers can get a permit from any community park.  Visitors (non-residents) Staying within the Naples city limits may purchase a yearly permit for $50 at City Hall, 735 Eighth Street South.