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Naples is Home to 2 of Dr. Beach’s 2014 Top 10 Beaches!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

 

Naples Beaches

Congratulations to Naples for having two beaches in Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches for 2014 list! Both Barefoot Beach (#2) and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park (#10) made the exclusive list.

Dr. Beach has been making his annual Top 10 Beaches list since 1991 and uses 50 criteria, with rankings from 1 to 5, in his evaluation process of swimable beaches. Factors he takes into consideration include beach width at low tide, sand softness and color, wildlife, pests (such as ticks and mosquitoes), available amenities and public safety.

Once a beach reaches the top of the list, it is retired to make room for others.

Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Beaches 2014

1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

2. Barefoot Beach
Bonita Springs, Florida

3. St. George Island State Park
Florida panhandle

4. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park
Oahu, Hawaii

5. Hamoa Beach
Maui, Hawaii

6. Cape Hatteras
Outer Banks of North Carolina

7. Cape Florida State Park
Key Biscayne, Florida

8. Coast Guard Beach
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

9. Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

10. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Naples, Florida

Book your next Florida vacation at Park Shore Resort and you’ll be just minutes from both of these stunning beaches!

(Story from Today.com/Travel)

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Video: The Beaches of Naples in Full Display

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

People flock to Naples for many things; great shopping, world-class dining, year-round warm weather and so much more. While those are great reasons to visit Naples, the most popular Naples attraction is undoubtedly the stunning white sand beaches.

The beaches of Naples are consistently featured in Top 10 lists for the country’s best beaches, and if you’ve spent any time at all on our sand you’ll understand why. From Keewaydin Island and the Naples Pier to Vanderbilt Beach and Barefoot Beach, there’s definitely a stretch of sand for you to find your paradise.

Here is a short video that showcases the beaches of Naples.

That video makes you want to sink your toes into some soft sand doesn’t it!

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A Guide to Naples Beaches

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Naples Beaches

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

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.

To read about the other Naples beaches click here to continue!

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