Favorite Florida Beaches
Florida Beaches are world famous. The beaches of sunny Florida are a magnet for beachgoers far and wide. In southwest Florida’s Everglades, Naples, Marco Island region, the beaches offer white sand, jumping dolphin, and sensational Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Make it a mission to discover every beach in Florida. Ask us about Florida Beach Vacations or share comments. To feature your FL business, contact us
Naples Beach and Pier
The Naples City beach stretches 6 miles from Gordon Pass on the south side to Doctors Pass on the north side. Naples City beach is easily accessible. Parking for the beach is available at the western end of most residential streets between 7th Avenue North and 19th Avenue South (26 blocks of parking). Many of the access points also have an outdoor shower available for rinsing. The Naples Fishing Pier is located at the west end of 12th Avenue South where plenty of parking is also available. 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. The area on and around the pier usually has interesting activity and a refreshment stand sits on the pier. Pelicans are regular visitors there and you can find them begging for leftovers from the fisherman. Dolphins, schools of stingrays and fish can also be seen from the pier.
Marco Island Beaches- Collier County SW FL
The Calusa Indians could have lived anywhere along the Florida Gulf Coast, however they choose Marco Island and the beautiful 10,000 Islands region due to the prime weather, amazing sunsets, abundant fish and wildlife and sensational silky white-sand beaches. Marco Island offers public swimming and a beach walk that will take you nearly the entire length of this crescent shaped beach. Local beach hotels include the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Marco Club Regency Beach Resort and the Marco Island Hilton. Dogs are not allowed on any Marco Island beach. Visit Marco Island Living – Beaches for more info.
Barefoot Beach Preserve – Collier County Park
Located about 300 feet from the western end of Bonita Beach Road is a turn south onto Lely Barefoot Beach Blvd. At the entrance to the Blvd is a guard gate for the Lely community, just drive through on your way to the Barefoot Beach Preserve. The 342 acre park is an undeveloped barrier island that includes many trails and boardwalks. Park Rangers conduct interpretive sessions and guided canoe tours. Wildlife and turtles can be abundant at times. Because Barefoot Beach is such a popular destination, it is possible available parking could fill by mid afternoon during the busy season. Call 239.591.8596 for activity information.
Vanderbilt Beach – Collier County Park
This park is at the western end of Vanderbilt Beach Road. A parking lot is available off of Vanderbilt Road on the south side of the street. Vanderbilt beach is located near several hotels; concessions and water sport rentals are available. The Vanderbilt Inn’s outdoor Chickee bar is open to the public and is located about 1 mile north of the beach parking area..
Lowdermilk Park – City of Naples Park
Lowdermilk Park is at the very northern end of the Naples City Beach, just off of Gulf Shore Blvd. The landscaped area next to the beach has a playground facility, pavilion, bathhouse and a concession stand. The beach is a short walk from the parking area.