Our Paradise Coastline has consistently made the the top 10 to 25 best beaches every year in the U.S. from publications and prestigious awards:
USA Today ranks us in the top 10 best beaches in the U.S.
US News & Travel ranked Naples #5 in best Florida beaches, describing it as “America’s Napoli qualifies as one of the most relaxing and romantic beach destinations in the States”.
TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. described the area as “sophisticated and charming with world-class hotels and resorts”. In addition, the easy access to “secluded islands” and the “wild Everglades” was one of the area’s key selling points for travelers.
In an area where beaches abound, you’re bound to find a shore that suits your personal style: Delnor-Wiggins State Park, Samantha Crespo Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau.
All Collier County Parks and Recreation locations have a Pay Station available for daily parking. The fee is $8.00 per day. These daily passes can be used at any of the parks and recreational areas for that day. For additional information please call 239-252-4000.
Naples Area Beaches
CLAM PASS ~ 410 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103
Located at the southern end of Pelican Bay near the Naples Grande Hotel on Seagate Drive. Metered parking lot with tram provides transportation to the beach along a scenic boardwalk. Nature trails, sailboat and aqua bike rentals, refreshments and restroom facilities.
DELNOR-WIGGINS STATE PARK ~ 239.597.6196 11100 Gulfshore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Located at the north end of Gulfshore Drive. There is a vehicle or pedestrian charge. Showers and restroom facilities. Boat ramp, picnic benches, barbecue grills and concession stand.
Located on Gulf Shore Boulevard at Banyan Boulevard. Metered parking. This well manicured beachfront park offers volleyball nets, picnic tables, two large gazebos and refreshments. Showers and restroom facilities.
At the intersection of Gulf Shore Boulevard and 12th Ave South. Metered parking. Fishing, strolling, sunset gazing, sunbathing and dolphin watching. Refreshments and rest room facilities. Bring your camera for the perfect spot to watch Naples incredible sunsets.
Located at the western end of Vanderbilt Beach Road. The north side parking offers metered parallel spaces. The south side offers a public lot with an all-day parking fee. Showers and restroom facilities. Chair, umbrella, kite, sailboat, jet-ski and wave-runner rentals available. Refreshments and suntan products for sale.
A beautiful barrier island off Bonita Beach Rd, where fresh and salt water meet. Amenities include showers, picnic areas, a concession stand and equipment rentals. Barefoot Beach is one of the most featured, beautiful beaches in the country.
CAPTIVA ISLAND ~
Captiva Island is the little sister to big sister island, Sanibel, and just across a small bridge at Turner Beach. The beach stretches five miles up to Redfish Pass and is a wonderful place for shelling and fishing. Take a drive along the beautiful scenic route and visit the quaint little village of Captiva.
SANIBEL ISLAND ~
Sanibel Island, known throughout the world as “Sanibel Stoop” for its extraordinary shelling and gorgeous beaches is also home to Point Ybel Lighthouse, a guiding light since 1882 or check out the renowned JN “Ding Darling” National Wildlife & Bird Sanctuary.
Sanibel also boasts some wonderful lodgings, restaurants, theaters and canoeing, boating, shopping and bike paths.