Naples truly is a paradise for beach lovers. With over 25 miles of white sand extending from Fort Myers Beach in the north to Keewaydin Island in the south, it’s easy to find a spot to call your own. Apart from the occasional pass to inland bays, otherwise the Naples coastline is an uninterrupted stretch of soft, warm sand.
All beaches are open to the public and are reachable by parks or access points at the end of roads. Simply drive west and you will reach the beach. There is metered parking at the street access points and paid access at the parks.
Naples is a little different than many beach towns in that there is no boardwalk or retail along the beaches. You won’t find t-shirt shops, convenience stores or restaurants. Naples beaches are bordered by stunning single-family homes, condo buildings, parks and preserves, and just a few hotels.
Designated parks will offer facilities, activities and amenities like restrooms, concessions and water sports. You can always bring in your own cooler (alcoholic beverages are not permitted), beach chairs, and toys with you.
Here is a list of Naples area beaches that offer facilities and plenty of space for you and your family to spread out and soak in the natural beauty that the coast of Naples has to offer.
Naples Beach areas from north to south are:
- Barefoot Beach – Collier County Park
- Delnor-Wiggins – Florida State Park
- Vanderbilt Beach – Collier Co. Park
- Clam Pass Beach – Collier Co. Park
- Lowdermilk Park – Naples City Park
- Naples Beach & Pier – Naples City Park
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Barefoot Beach is a hidden gem that for the most part, only locals know about. To get there turn south onto Barefoot Beach Blvd., which is about 100 yards from the western end of Bonita Beach Road. Take the long brick road all the way south until you arrive at the Barefoot Beach Park entrance. The park is 342 acres of undeveloped barrier island habitat. There are trails and a raised walkway that crisscrosses through the preserve. Rangers conduct guided canoe tours through the back-bay and you’re likely to see many friendly tortoises in the vegetation. There are 3 parking areas and the beach stretches all the way south to Wiggins Pass.
Facilities include: Showers, restrooms, snack bar, fishing ramps, picnic tables, fishing gear rental.
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