Beaches of Naples and Marco Island

The gentle waters and powdery white sandy beaches of Naples stretch for about 10 miles. You’ll enjoy wonderful swimming, fun beach experiences and the most incredible sunsets. Listed here are some of the best beaches.

Barefoot Beach County Park is comprised of 342 acres on a barrier island. It was named one of America’s Top Ten Beaches by Dr. Beach. There are restrooms and showers at the park. A concession offers food, drinks and limited beach equipment. There are 256 parking spaces as well as a handicapped beach wheelchair available at this site. Numerous animal species reside in this natural setting and visitors enjoy the park’s pristine surroundings. The park includes a gorgeous natural beach, plus nature trails and canoe tours.

You’ll find a smaller version of Barefoot Beach County Park 20 feet off of Bonita Beach Road on Lely Barefoot Blvd. A 350-car parking lot provides access to this beach park. Picnic shelters are located on the beach and there are restrooms, showers and beach concession nearby.

Clam Pass County Park consists of 35 acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and a 3200-ft. beach on the Gulf of Mexico. There are 182 parking spaces and a handicapped disability placard beach wheelchair is available. Mini-trams shuttle visitors from the parking area to a white-sand beach. There are restrooms at the beach. Concessions sell food and drinks and rent chairs, cabanas, canoes, kayaks and other water sports equipment where you can enjoy fishing or paddling in the calm waters of Clam Pass.

Conner Park spans two strips of land on either side of 111th Ave. There are 80 parking spaces at this North Naples beach just a short walk away. Conner Park’s 5 acres offer an open play area, walking paths, a three-quarter-mile walking trail and fishing in the Turkey Bay Channel.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is a 166-acre narrow barrier island on Florida’s southwest coast, separated from the mainland by mangrove swamps and tidal creeks, which are an outlet for the Cocohatchee River. There is over a mile of unspoiled beach, and the park is a good place for fishing, sunbathing, shelling and swimming, plus there’s plenty of shade for picnicking, birding and relaxing.

Lowdermilk Park on Naples Beach offers picnic tables, concessions, sand volleyball courts, restrooms and outdoor showers. Sand chairs available for beach-goers who require a wheelchair. Lowdermilk Park has a pavilion and picnic tables with concessions and children’s play area. The park has metered parking.

Vanderbilt Beach County Park visitors enjoy bird watching and shelling at this white-sand beach. There are 152 parking spaces with easy handicap accessibility to the beach, rest rooms and showers. Bicycle racks are located close to the beach. There is also a 340-space parking garage for public use located just west of the Ritz Hotel entrance.

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