Beaches

A Guide to Naples 2018


Beaches

Naples has long been famous for its world class beaches. Calm, clear water and tall coconut palms attract visitors and locals alike. The Gulf of Mexico is bordered by sugar sand and lush tropical foliage from Bonita Beach to Marco Island and Ten Thousand Islands in the south. Options range from manicured mid-city locations to natural preserves where observing wildlife takes precedence over water sports. No matter which beach you choose, it’s always Paradise Coast.

Lowdermilk Park

This beach is perfect for family with children. Visitors enjoy picnic tables, affordable food concession stand, two playgrounds, volleyball courts, and showers.

1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples

Keewaydin Island

This eight mile stretch of white sand beach is a well kept local secret. In true deserted island style, Keewaydin is a mostly undeveloped barrier island and wildlife sanctuary. It’s also popular with boaters cruising back bay waters around Isles of Capri and Marco Island.

Marco Island (accessible by boat only)

Tiger Tail Beach

Located at northern end of Marco Island this unique beach is best known for abundant sea shells. The access also has playgrounds, water sports rentals, and food concession stand.

490 Hernando Dr, Marco Island 239-389-8414 www.tigertailbeach.net

Vanderbilt Beach

Located in North Naples, this busy beach fronts a line of high end resorts, but is equally popular with locals. Come early to enjoy the sand and surf without a crowd. Kayak and paddleboard rentals; free people watching!

280 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples http://www.colliergov.net/your-government/divis...

Park Shore Beach

Sugar sand beach serving the exclusive luxury high-rise condominiums opposite Venetian Village. Direct access public parking is available at the end of Seagate Drive.Very private and hard to find, but worth exploring.

End of Seagate Drive Park Shore, Naples

Port Royal Public Beach

The drive to Naples’ most private public beach passes by some of the priciest real estate in the nation. Located in the highly exclusive Port Royal community, visitors catch sun in the shadow of truly opulent mansions. Limited parking.

32nd Ave. S. (Gordon Dr), Naples

Delnor - Wiggins Pass State Park

This special stretch of coastline has been left untamed, set away from the development surrounding most other local beaches.
A nature trail leads to an observation tower on the north end.

11135 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples 239- 597-6196 www.floridastateparks.org/park/Delnor-Wiggins

Clam Pass

Free trams leave from Naples Grande Beach Resort parking lot transporting beachgoers through the mangrove estuary flanking the beach. Boat and cabana rentals available; resort food available.

410 Seagate Drive, Naples

Barefoot Beach Preserve Park

Wild and wonderful, this pristine 342 acre beach preserve offers much more than your typical beach experience. From tidal creeks and mangrove swamps to a butterfly garden, nature thrives. One of this area’s last undeveloped barrier islands.

505 Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita Springs