Southwest Florida Beaches

There is a wide variety of beaches in southwest Florida to choose from.  Also, all of our beaches allow easy access for both residents and visitors.

Bonita Springs Beaches

Bonita Beach – Bonita Springs Park

This park is located on the northern tip of Bonita Beach, at the west end of Bonita Beach road. Limited parking is available for $2 per hour. It offers a variety of amenities including restrooms, showers, outdoor picnic tables, grills, playgrounds, and volleyball court. Rental chairs, umbrellas, and jet skis are also available. Directly north of the beach facilities is Doc’s Beach House, a good stop for grabbing breakfast, lunch, dinner or refreshments.

  • 27954 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34134 (239) 533-7275
  • Hours: 7 am to sundown

Dog beachFort Myers – Dog Beach

If you’re looking for a dog park, you can’t beat the Dog Beach in Bonita Springs and is one of the only beaches in Southwest Florida where pets are permitted. Dogs may run free in a beautiful beach setting. Parking is free. There is an Island sandbar which varies with the tide and water level. Doggie shower stations provided by a private donor to rinse your dog before leaving the park. This dog beach is located off of Bonita Beach Road where it curves North and becomes Hickory Blvd.  Learn more ...

  • 8800 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 (239) 949-4615
  • Hours: 7 am to sundown


On the summer beach kind of grass on a background of sky and sea.Barefoot Beach Preserve – Collier County Park

About 100 yards from the western end of Bonita Beach road is a turn south onto Barefoot Beach Blvd. The park comprises 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. The park has 356 parking spaces, one-mile nature trail, showers, picnic area and concession area where equipment may be rented and food and drink are available for purchase. Handicapped accessible. Barefoot Beach Preserve

  • 505 Barefoot Beach Blvd. Naples, FL 34112 (239) 591-8596
  • Hours: 8 am to sundown



Delnor WigginsDelnor-Wiggins Pass – State Park

This park is located at the west end of Immokalee Road just south of where the Cocohatchee River empties into the Gulf. One of the most popular destinations in Naples, this park’s mile-long stretch of white sugar sand has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The park is a lush wildlife habitat with mangroves covering 80% of the area. The park offers several shaded picnic and grilling areas along the length of the beach. A concession stand is available that offers food, drinks, and beach items. To avoid overcrowding during the busy winter season, the park closes its gates when it reaches maximum capacity. Park fees range from $2 to $6 depending on the number of people. Website

  • 11135 Gulfshore Dr., Naples, FL 34108 (239) 597-6196
  • Hours: 8 am to sundown

Vanderbilt Beach Naples Florida
Vanderbilt Beach – Collier County Park

This park is at the west end of Vanderbilt Beach Road. A 375-space public parking garage is located just West of the Ritz Hotel entrance off of Vanderbilt Road on the south side of the street. Parking is free for those with beach parking stickers, otherwise, there is an $8 parking fee per day. Concessions and water sports rentals are available. Enjoy a meal at the Ritz Carleton’s Gumbo Limbo, one of the very few oceanfront restaurants in Collier County. Vanderbilt Beach

  • 100 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 252-4000
  • Hours: 8 am to sundown


Clam Pass – Collier County Park

This park is located at the west end of Pine Ridge Road just past the Naples Grande Resort. Clam Pass boasts 35 acres of coastal habitat and preserves which includes a three-quarter-mile boardwalk through the mangroves to the sandy beach. Golf cart trolleys ferry beachgoers who prefer not to walk. The concessions area offers a shaded eating area includes a rental stand offering towels, chairs, and beach umbrellas, along with a wide variety of activities including windsurfers, canoes, Hobie Cats and aqua bikes. The food concession offers a shaded eating area. Parking is limited to 175 public space which is free to residents and visitors with parking stickers. Clam Pass Beach Park

  • 465 Seagate Drive, Naples, 34103 (239) 252-4000
  • Hours: 8 am to sundown


Beaches In Naples, FloridaLowdermilk Park – City of Naples Park

The park is located at the northern end of Naples City Beach, on the west side off of Gulf Shore Blvd. Parking is free for residents and visitors with a parking sticker. There are also plenty of metered spaces available. Concessions offer food and beverages as well as several amenities including sand volleyball courts, two children’s playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, two gazebos for rent as well as restroom and shower facilities.

  • 1301 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 213-3029
  • Hours: Dawn to Dusk



Naples Beach and Pier

Sunset In Naples Florida. With Pier-Cottage- In The Foreground

The Naples City beach stretches 6 miles from Gordon Pass on the south side to Doctors Pass on the north side. Public beach access is available at the west end of most residential streets between 7th Avenue North and 19th Avenue South. Limited meter parking is available as well as dedicated spaces for residents and visitors with parking stickers.


The historic Naples Fishing Pier is located at the west end of 12th Avenue South on the Gulf of Mexico. The Pier is near the midway point of the Naples Beach where you can walk 3 miles south to Gordon Pass, or 3 miles north to Doctors Pass. On-street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block east. A favorite location for fishermen with plenty of room to cast a line (license not required). A must see destination for visitors. A great opportunity to catch a spectacular sunset!

  • 25 12th Avenue S., Naples, FL 34102 (239) 213-3062
  • Hours: 7:00 am – Dusk


Tigertail Beach – Marco Island

beachesMarco Island is a 35-minute drive south of downtown Naples. Tigertail Beach is located on 32 acres of land and is known as one of the best all-around birding locations in southwest Florida. Explore the tidal lagoon that separates the Tigertail Beach Park from the state managed Big Marco Pass Critical Wildlife Area popularly known as the Sand Dollar Spit. A large parking area with 226 spaces is available offering free parking for those with beach stickers or $8 per day for those without beach stickers. Amenities include restroom facilities, butterfly garden, picnic area with tables and grills, playground, beach café, 6 boardwalks and several beach rentals such as Kayaks, Water Trikes, Paddleboats, Beach Cabanas and Chairs. From Collier Blvd, head north onto Tigertail Court (approximately 1.6 miles from the Marco Island Bridge) then left onto Hernando Drive. Website – Tigertail Beach


  • 430 Hernando Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 239-252-4000
  • Hours: 8:00 am to sundown


Beach Parking – What are my options?

All Collier County property taxpayers and full-time residents are eligible to receive an annual permit to park at all City of Naples and Collier County beaches for free.

City of Naples residents may obtain a free annual beach parking permit from City Hall at 735 8th Street South.

Collier County residents (outside the city limits) can obtain a free Collier County beach parking permit at most of the Collier County Community Parks including the Freedom Memorial Park on Golden Gate Parkway and the Collier County Public Library at 650 Central Avenue.

City beach parking permits are available to all others for $50 for parking at the city or county beaches without paying an hourly or daily fee. These permits are available from the cashier at City Hall, 735 8th Street South.

Metered parking and pay stations are also available throughout the city of Naples.

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