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Naples Florida Beach Guide

If you are looking for beautiful beaches, family-friendly beaches, easy access beaches, and beaches with outstanding sunsets, then Naples has the best beaches in Florida. 

Naples Florida beaches have easy direct access. Wherever you are in Naples FL, just head west and you will find the beach. The entire Naples area borders the beach. There are no bridges when heading to the beach - source of traffic jams and bottleneck for most other Florida beach communities.

Naples 16 miles of beach are all public. There is no road or highway that runs along the beach. The beaches are either bordered by residential neighborhoods (single family homes or condos) or by Parks and Preserves. 
Laudermilk Park Naples
Laudermilk Park - Naples City Park
Naples Home on Beach
Naples Beach Home

Naples Beaches Have a Residential Feel

Naples Beaches have a very residential feel, as they are next to residential neighborhoods. Nearly all condo buildings restrict rentals to 90 day minimums. This limits the in-and-out transient residents common in other beach towns that allow weekly rentals.

Streets that parallel the beach are a block or more away from the beach. There are no retail shops or restaurants along these streets. These streets provide access to private residences or to the parks and preserves

Easy Beach Access

Naples' beach ease of access, makes it very unique when compared to other beach communities. Because of the easy access, it is perfect for a quick visit or long daily strolls:.

To spend a day at the beach there are three options:

  • Pack your cooler, chair, umbrella, etc, and head to a secluded part of the beach.
  • Or hang out in or near one of the park areas. Park areas will have concessions available
Park Shore Walkway
Barefoot Beach Trail

Naples Beach Parks

Half of the entire 16 mile long beach is part of different park systems, governed by either the City of Naples, Collier county or Florida state parks. These areas have activities, rentals and concessions available. 

City parks would be the Naples Pier area, and Laudermilk Park. The county has Clam Pass, Vanderbilt Beach and Barefoot Beach parks. And the state has Delnor-Wiggins Park.

Naples Beach Access Points

Roads off of Tamiami Trail North (US 41) lead to Naples beaches. During the peak winter season months of Feb and March, parking in the city, county and state park areas can fill up on occasion. So spending the day at a beach need to get there in the morning. 

City of Naples

In the Naples downtown area, just head west off of US41 on one of the avenues (avenues run east-west), and it will take you to the beach. At the end of every avenue from 7th Avenue North to 21st Avenue South there is beach parking available. If all the parking spots are taken, just check out the next avenue.

There is also plenty of parking in the Naples Pier area.
The Naples city beach area is a single family home neighborhood. Except for the Naples Pier, there are no concessions or restroom facilities on or off this beach area. The Pier located in Olde Naples, at the end of 12th Avenue South, and just two blocks from Naples Third Street Shopping and dining district.

At Naples Laudermilk beach park are concessions, sand volleyball courts, and a large children’s play ground.
Naples Beach Access Points
End of Street Parking City of Naples
Clam Pass Park

The parking area for Clam Pass is a little over one-half mile from the beach area. From the parking area there is a walkway through a mangrove forest to the beach. There is a also free shuttle available for those not interested in walking. Clam pass has many concessions, chairs and water toys available.

Barefoot Beach

Barefoot beach is Naples most northern beach. Barefoot has 342 acres of protected preserves. There are walking trails, picnic tables, concessions, guided tours and interpretive centers at the park.
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