Best Beaches in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island


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Best Naples Florida Beaches

Visitors Guide to Beaches in Naples, Florida

Naples has a lot of world class beaches a short drive from our vacation rental properties. Please use the information below to help you find and navigate the many beautiful beaches that run the coast of Southwest Florida.

QUICK BEACH PARKING TIPS:

  • The City does not give refunds for payments made at beach parking pay stations.
  • City of Naples Residents and City Property Owners – Permits are FREE at City Hall. See below for required documentation.
  • Collier County (outside City Limits) Resident and County Property Owners – Permits are Free at various locations around the County click here
  • Non residents or guests -$50 for an annual pass at City Hall and Other locations around the County
  • Handicapped – Can park in any parking spot with handicap placard hanging from the rear view mirror.
  • Hourly – Parking meters in Naples are 25 cents for six minutes. Use meters or pay stations. Beach parking is not free.
  • Download information about Beach Parking – here –

Naples Beaches

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Naples reports more than 2900 hours of sunshine a year and more than 300 sunny days a year.

Naples Pier

The historic Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South. On-street parking is supplemented by a parking lot one block East, with additional parking at beach ends on the avenues to the north and south.

Dog Friendly Beaches

The following beaches were known to allow dogs as of the time of this posting. *Beaches that provide leash-free (off-leash) areas are specially noted. Please call in advance to confirm their policies.

Vanderbilt Beach

Located at the end of Vanderbilt Beach Road, Vanderbilt Beach County Park borders the Gulf of Mexico near plenty of hotels, shopping and restaurants. Learn more

Delnor-Wiggins Pass

One of the most popular seaside destinations in Naples, the mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. Learn more

Clam Pass Beach Park

The Park consists of 35 acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3200 linear feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more

Lowdermilk Park

The beach park offers 1,000 feet of pristine beachfront, plenty of picnic tables for a lunch with your family and friends, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, and a wonderful duck pond. Learn more

Gordon Pass

Gordon Pass is where Naples Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico. It is wide but narrow considering the amount of water that flows in and out of it daily. Learn more

Park Shore Beach Park

There are also two public beach access points on Gulf Shore Boulevard North with limited parking.

Bonita Springs Beaches

Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. The city lies in the tropical climate zone, having a mean January temperature of 65 °F (18 °C).

Barefoot Beach Preserve

Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida’s southwest coast. Learn more

Bonita Beach

This beautiful beach front park is on the northern tip of Bonita Beach. It offers a variety of amenities. Learn more

Marco Island Beaches

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida.

South Marco Beach

The parking lot is located on Swallow Avenue and is a short walk across South Collier Boulevard to a one-acre beach access.

Tigertail Beach

Experience 32 acres of one of the world’s most important habitats for wintering and nesting shorebirds. Listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail Guide as one of the best all-around birding locations in southwest Florida.

Handicapped Access

The City of Naples provides handicap beach access at a number of beach ends, the City Pier and at Lowdermilk Park. Lowdermilk Park also has beach wheelchairs available.

  • 17th Avenue South
  • 4th Avenue South
  • 6th Avenue North
  • 8th Avenue South
  • Horizon Way
  • Lowdermilk Park
  • Naples Pier
  • Vedado Way
  • Via Miramar