Naples Florida has over 10 miles of pristine, sugary Sandy beaches in addition to several parks and recreational facilities along the coastline. Naples beaches stretch from pine Ridge road in the North South to Port Royal but the majority of public beaches and at about 18th Avenue South.
There are five major beaches and parks within Naples Florida and close surrounding areas; Delnor-Wiggins, Vanderbilt, Clam Pass, Lowdermilk and Naples Beach and Pier. The Delmar Wiggins is a Florida state Park and Vanderbilt and Clam Pass are both Collier County parks. Lowdermilk and Naples are city parks.
Delnor-Wiggins pass state recreation beach is located at 11100 Gulfshore Dr. in North Naples. It’s open 8 AM to sunset daily year-round. This beautiful beach offers parking areas, picnic tables and barbecues, beautiful boardwalks along the coastline, public showers, pavilions, boat launching ramp, boating and fishing capabilities, restrooms, observation tower and swimming.
Clam Pass State Park is located along Seagate drive in Naples and features a scenic .6 mile boardwalk through mangrove forests with educational tours from the local rangers and seasonal exhibits. There’s also towel, chair and umbrella rentals as well is windsurfer, canoes, Hobbie cats and Aqua bites for rent. You can always cool off with a drink at the concession stands and there’s a shady eating area so make sure you bring your lunch.
Vanderbilt Beach is in North Naples and features freshwater showers, Sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing or playing in the waves, on duty lifeguards, barbecue pits and picnic tables, observation tower, ramp and restrooms.
Lowdermilk Beach and Park is located between banyan Boulevard and Gulfshore Boulevard in the heart of downtown Naples. There’s plenty of parking as well as a beautifully landscaped area with playground facilities, shelters, bathhouse and showers, concession stands and lots of beach to relax, sunbathe and play.
The Naples City Beach and Pier is right downtown Naples and was founded in 1888 as a freight and passenger dock. Today it’s a community landmark, fishing pier, and provides concessions, restroom facilities, outdoor showers and a perfect spot to watch the sunset.
Other beach facilities surrounding Naples include Bonita Beach, Barefoot Beach Preserve and those along Marco Island and Fort Myers.