Are Naples Beaches Public?

The city's most popular beaches, such as those around Naples Pier, are publicly owned, but much of the dry sands in other parts of the city are privately owned, as property lines extend all the way to the beach. Those landlords can legally keep sunbathers or picnics out of the dry part of the beach.

Are Naples Beaches Public?

The city's most popular beaches, such as those around Naples Pier, are publicly owned, but much of the dry sands in other parts of the city are privately owned, as property lines extend all the way to the beach. Those landlords can legally keep sunbathers or picnics out of the dry part of the beach. Seagate Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Naples. Not far from the hustle and bustle of dazzling 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, is 3rd Avenue Beach (not to be confused with 3rd Street South), a perfect spot to retire after (or during) a day of shopping until you drop.

There are remnants of an old dock here, which makes it a good opportunity to take pictures at sunset and it's quiet. Don't let the reputation of Naples' iconic pier affect your decision to spend the day at the beach right here. It can be a little busy in season (December to April), but there's plenty of parking space around my favorite 3rd Street South shopping district. Spend the day strolling the beautiful shops and streets, 

There are 4 or 5 coveted covered areas to place a blanket and spend the day, but be careful against the occasional splash of sand when shuffling your feet above your head. 

But at its busiest, we've never had to deviate more than 50 yards from the dock to find any distance. In summer, on a hot day, you can find 4 to 5 areas under the dock to escape the scorching sun if you don't have a beach umbrella, but plan to arrive early. December to April is the season, so the parking lot fills up. 

The Sand Entrance to Seagate Beach To get to Seagate Beach, head to Venetian Village on Park Shore, turn right onto Gulf Shore Drive, and then park in the small parking area at the end. A short walk from the hustle and bustle of the 5th Avenue South shopping and dining district is 3rd Avenue Beach (not to be confused with 3rd Street South). This small beach is a great place to spend after (or during) a busy day of shopping and a great spot for sunset. The remains of an old dock stick out of the water, making it a great spot for photographers who want something extra in their shot.

The 3rd Avenue beach is a good option if your family is divided over what to do in Naples during the day, if some want to go shopping and others want to go to the beach, the 3rd Avenue beach is a good meeting point for the sunset at the end of the day. It's a beach closer to 5th Avenue South than Naples Pier, and just as nice,. From Barefoot Beach Preserve to the deserted Ten Thousand Islands, these beaches vary, from hotspots where locals gather to deserted beaches where you can calmly enjoy the serene surroundings. At Barefoot The 342-acre park has a quiet preserve with its own learning center and nature trail. Enjoy a mile and a half of natural beach, covered with powdery white sand. The Barefoot Beach Preserve is a perfect spot for wildlife viewing, you might see manatees on the high seas.

Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. If you're looking for a beautiful soft sandy beach, with nearby restaurants, manageable crowds, a fun atmosphere, and bathing facilities, Naples Pier is the best place to go. This beach is perfect and stretches for miles. The pier extends 1,000 feet into the ocean, dividing the beach into two sections. Most visitors settle near the dock, where facilities are easily accessible. 

At Clam Pass Park, in the north of Naples, you'll find a family beach with small waves and a relaxed atmosphere. The beach is located in a 35-acre wilderness area and is also a great place to search for wildlife, from shorebirds to turtles. The wide beach is 3,200 feet long, with white sand backed by low-lying coastal vegetation. You can walk along the interesting, mostly level promenade to the beach, or, if you prefer, you can take a free tram, which runs continuously from 8 in the morning until sunset.

In addition to the restaurant, the services here are quite limited, so plan to take everything with you and be prepared to walk and carry it. Picnic tables are spread throughout the park in shaded areas and generally have a barbecue available for use. There are 171 paid parking spaces. Dogs are not allowed in the park.

One of Naples' most popular beach areas, the five-acre Vanderbilt Beach Park, can be a busy, crowded spot. If you like a little liveliness and action on your beach, this is the place to come. Paid parking here is in a large, relatively limited garage. It is recommended to plan a little on weekends in good weather and the main winter holidays.

Arrive early, ideally before 10 in the morning to secure a spot and buy a prime beach property, or get ready to go somewhere else. Just down the street, a short distance from Vanderbilt Beach Park, is Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. This impressive stretch of white sand is pristine and undeveloped. Unlike other urbanized beaches.

A little further north, towards Bonita Beach, is one of the most natural beaches in the Naples area, Barefoot Beach Preserve. With an area of 342 acres, this place is perfect for nature lovers. If you like walking along the beach, you'll be pleased to discover that at just over 1.5 miles long, there's room to wander.

Adventurous souls reaching the south end will see Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park on the other side of the canal. Kids will enjoy the cactus garden and butterfly garden. Also, be sure to visit the Learning Center. Park rangers are on-site and conduct guided walks and present briefings on a regular basis; hours are posted in the main office.

The reserve has ample paid parking for more than 350 vehicles. Marco Island, located 30 miles south of Naples, has some of the largest beaches along this stretch of Florida's coastline. The main beach area is six miles long and has a little bit of everything. 

A long paved road leads to the beach from the parking areas, with nice benches along the way. As is typical of the beaches of Naples, you will find soft sand and clear, shallow waters, ideal for swimmers and children. Off the beach, the Black Island Trail and Eagle Trail will take you to interesting estuary ecosystems and maritime hammocks. Of all the beaches in Naples, Florida, Delnor-Wiggins may be the closest to the rustic beaches of Sanibel, planted with sea grapes and wild sea oats in the dunes.

Lowdermilk is one of the most popular beaches in Naples, with wide and clean beaches. One of the best beaches in Naples for children and families, If you're looking for one of those deserted beaches in Naples, you'll love Barefoot Beach in the north of Naples. Naples' location, right on the Gulf of Mexico, gives you those warm, direct sea breezes, useful for keeping those who don't bite their ankles and others who bite their ankles at bay.

Tigertail Public Beach has boardwalks, a bathhouse, showers, restrooms, a children's playground, a small concession and a rental stall, as well as a butterfly garden. To tell you the truth, every beach in Southwest Florida, from Charlotte Harbor to the Ten Thousand Islands to the Everglades, is beautiful in one way or another and worth a visit. The sand is soft and white, and the water of the Gulf of Mexico is ideal for swimming, wading and combing on the beach. 

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