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Beaches in Naples and surrounding Collier County
One of the top reasons visitors come to Naples Florida is for its beautiful beaches. Naples Florida Beaches are by far the most popular attraction for visitors coming to Southwest Florida. Known for its sugar white sand beaches, the Beaches in Naples range from those with full facilities to simple access points perfect for going for a long walk on the beach, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico or taking in a spectacular sunset.
For the perfect beach day, we invite you to search the Naples Florida Beaches that best fits your idea of a day at the beach. Hilton Naples Hotel is located onenear-half mile from the beach and offers a complimentary beach package that includes transportation to the Clam Pass Park and Beach, beach towels, chairs, bottled water and cooler.
LOWDERMILK PARK AND BEACH
Location: Banyan Blvd. and Gulf Shore Blvd.
Hours: 8:00am to Sundown; Lowdermilk Concession Stand Operating Hours are 9am - 5 pm; Monday Sunday (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day)
Facilities Include: Parking, restrooms, showers, pavilion, gazebo, sand volleyball courts, picnic tables, concessions and a handicapped beach wheelchair ramp.
Lowdermilk Park is one of the Naples Florida Beaches that offers 1,000 feet of premier beachfront, plenty of picnic tables for a lunch with your family and friends, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, and a wonderful duck pond. Centrally located near Fifth Avenue South, Third Street South and Tin City, Lowdermilk Beach Park is a great spot to take a break from shopping, and go relax in the Florida Sunshine. Lowdermilk Beach Park is also a popular Naples Florida Beach for watching the sunset, and who knows you may even see the legendary green flash.
NAPLES MUNICIPAL BEACH & FISHING PIER
Location: West end of 12thAvenue South
Hours: The Naples Pier is open 24 hours; Concession and Bait Shack open from 9am to 5pm
Facilities Include: Parking, restrooms, showers, concessions, bait shop, fishing, volleyball nets and handicapped beach wheelchair access.
The Naples Fishing Pier, or Naples Pier, is one of the most popular attractions in Naples, Florida. A favorite location of fishermen, the historic Naples Pier features a concession stand and bait shop, and fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license, as the City of Naples has purchased a bulk fishing license for the pier. Pelicans and other birds frequent the pier, looking for scraps left over by the anglers and hoping others will toss them a treat or two.
The beach at the pier also features volleyball nets, and is one of the best places to catch a spectacular Naples sunset.
On street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block East, with additional parking at beach ends of Avenues to the North and South.
Location: Starting in North Naples at Vanderbilt Drive on the South, to Delnor Wiggins State Park at the North.
Hours: 8 am - Sunset Daily
Facilities Include: Freshwater Showers, grills, picnic tables, boat ramp, observation tower, restrooms, bath house. There is additional Public Parking.
Vanderbilt Beach Park is one of the most popular beach accesses, because it is in a prime location in the popular North Naples area. Known for it's early morning shelling and birding opportunities. Vanderbilt Beach is the location for local entrepreneur, Cabana Dan. Cabana Dan serves up umbrellas, ice cream, smiles and friendly service every day at Vanderbilt Beach.
DELNOR-WIGGINS PASS STATE RECREATION AREA AND BEACH
Location: 11100 Gulf Shore Drive, N., Naples
Hours: 8 am - Sunset Daily; To avoid overcrowding during the busy winter season, the park entrance gates are closed when the park reaches maximum capacity.
Facilities Include: Five parking areas, picnic tables, BBQ's, boardwalks, showers, bathhouses, picnic pavilion, observation tower, boat-launching ramp, swimming, boating and fishing, restrooms
One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The 166-acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. The beach is a popular spot to sunbathe, swim, look for shells, snorkel and picnic. At the beach along Wiggins Pass, where swimming is not allowed, fishing is a popular activity. Boaters can launch their vessels into Water Turkey Bay and travel to the Gulf or up the Cocohatchee River for both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Kayakers can enjoy paddling through estuaries and scuba divers can explore the hard bottom reef in the Gulf. At the north end of the island, a tower gives visitors a bird's-eye view of Wiggins Pass and the surrounding coastal habitat.
Information for Wiggins Pass provided by the Florida State Parks
CLAM PASS PARK AND BEACH ACCESS POINT
Location: Seagate Drive, Naples
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown
Facilities Include: Scenic boardwalk, kayak and catamaran rentals, beach chairs, trolley ride, outdoor showers, restrooms, snack bar. There are two beach accessible wheel chairs that are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Clam Pass Park is a beautiful beach access point and is the drop off location for hotel guests of the Hilton Naples Hotel when they opt to take the complimentary beach shuttle. Clam Pass Park is thriving with natural resources. The Park consists of 35 acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3200 linear feet of beach.
There is a boardwalk, which provides access to the beach through a mangrove forest. The boardwalk is about three quarters of a mile long and can be walked or you can catch a ride on a free tram that runs continuously throughout the day.
The boardwalk runs through a mangrove forest of salt-tolerant red, white and black mangroves. It also has a tidal bay area that acts as a breeding ground and nursery for marine life, wildlife, specifically many species of birds. Clam Pass Park abounds with wading shorebirds, eagles, hawks and osprey.
BAREFOOT BEACH PRESERVE COUNTY PARK
Location: South off Bonita Beach Road, North Naples
Hours: 8AM to Sundown
Facilities Include: Showers, restrooms, snack bar, fishing ramps, picnic tables, fishing gear rental, one-mile nature trail, handicapped beach wheelchair access.
Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. You will notice a lot of wildlife and sea life at this location.
Barefoot Beach Preserve is popular for its gorgeous, plush surroundings and its opportunities for avid fishermen, who are able to enjoy many species of fish. The inland side of the island provides tidal creeks and mangrove swamps which serve as breeding areas and as a nursery for sport and commercial fish and shellfish.
INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
HILTON NAPLES BEACH PACKAGE The Hilton Naples Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the Naples Florida Beaches. Guests of the hotel can take advantage of a complimentary Beach Package.
This Beach Package includes:
- Roundtrip Shuttle service to the Clam Pass Park and Beach
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Cooler filled with Ice and Bottled Water
The complimentary Beach Package has a $45 value and is one of many Extras You Want At No Extra Charge. Shuttle service provides transportation to and from Clams Pass Park which is about one-half of a mile from the Naples Hilton.
NAPLES BEACH PARKING PERMITS AND METERED PARKING:
Numerous beach access points in Naples are perfect for visitors staying at the Hilton Naples Hotel . Visitors have an option to pay as they park at a cost of $8 per day at Collier County Parks and Recreation locations. Many locations offer metered parking spaces
In addition, Annual Beach Parking Permits are available for visitors at a rate of $50.00. The Stickers will cover 12 months of parking beginning at the time of purchase. If visitors do not wish to purchase an Annual Beach Parking Permit, they still have the option to pay pay as they park at a cost of $8 at Collier County Parks and Recreation locations. You can obtain Visitor/Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits at the North Collier Government Services Center - 2335 Orange Blossom Drive; Naples, Florida (239-252-8999)