In Naples, the beaches are open from dawn to dusk from Monday to Friday. Chairs and umbrellas are allowed, but refrigerators and tents are prohibited during the week. City beaches are open 7 a.m. Only chairs are allowed starting at 5 p.m.
Weekend hours are the same for Collier County beaches, but there are no restrictions on what you can bring when the beaches are open. The City of Naples will monitor compliance with protocols to ensure residents access and enjoy beaches and parks safely. Over the weekend, the changes mean the beach is only open during certain hours of the morning and then from 5 p. Other restrictions include not parking unless you have a city or county tag and not parking in any residential area unless checked.
The cooperation and understanding of the public during the closure and reopening of the beaches and parks of the city of Naples has been highly appreciated. Located on the southwestern tip of Marco Island, South Marco and Tigertail Beach are the island's only public beaches. Roger and Rosie Bader chose a spot away from other beach lovers, but they are happy to be able to enjoy the view from Naples Beach before sunset. Most importantly, if the end of the beach has a resident-only beach parking sign, DO NOT PARK THERE if you are not a resident of Collier County.
Hundreds of people expressed concern during the Naples City Council emergency meeting about the city's public beaches that would begin the week after the city closed them for the weekend due to lack of social distancing. County parking lots and beach parking lots only allowed vehicles with parking decals on county or city beaches last weekend, including the Friday before July 4th. Several other people took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the beach during sunset, carrying chairs during the only hours allowed on weekends.
A spokeswoman for Collier said Monday that beaches in the county are returning to their regular hours until further notice, and Naples returned to its normal effective hours Tuesday at 7 a. Until the beaches fully reopen, sunbathers like Reyes and his family are trying to stay positive and enjoy themselves any time they can to walk along the shore. Naples also allowed only parking permits on city and county beaches, did not allow hourly beach parking and did not park on residential streets. The city of Naples reopened its public beaches last week, imposing a series of restrictions after people failed to social distance last weekend. Naples City Council voted 4-3 in favor of reopening the city's public beaches on Monday during the meeting.