Perhaps the region’s top beach for wildlife viewing. Protected wading birds typically line the shores of a lagoon that separates parking and facilities area from the beach. Birds have become acclimated to people and aren’t prone to spook.
Cape Romano / kice Island
Cape Romano can only be accessed by boat. The closest public ramp is at Caxambas Pass Park at the south end of Marco Island. Cape Romano and Kice Island are within reach of canoe and kayak paddlers as well as power boat owners wanting to see an undeveloped Southwest Florida shoreline.
South Marco Beach
Open 8 AM until Sunset Daily Resident Parking Permit Required for Resident Parking Lot, Available from Marco Island Civic Association. Adjacent Lot for Public Parking – located on Swallow Avenue.
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 of Avenues to the North and South.
A favorite location of fishermen, the Naples Pier features a concession stand and bait shop, and fishing from the pier does not require a fishing license, as the City of Naples has purchased a bulk fishing license for the pier. The beach at the pier also features volleyball nets, and is one of the best places to catch a spectacular Naples sunset.
Banyan Blvd. and Gulf Shore Blvd.
Facilities Include: Parking, restrooms, showers, pavilion, picnic tables and concessions.
From Gordon Pass on the south to Seagate Drive on the North.
Facilities: Over 10 miles of sandy beach. Naples Fishing Pier is at the west end off 12th Avenue S., extending 1,000 feet into the Gulf – Great for fishing or watching sunsets. Metered parking, bait, snack bar, restrooms, outdoor showers.
Starting in North Naples at Vanderbilt Drive on the South, to Delnor Wiggins State Park at the North.
Facilities include: Freshwater Showers, lifeguards, grills, picnic tables, boat ramp, observation tower, restrooms, bath house. Additional Public Parking in lot next to the Ritz Carlton.
Delnor Wiggins Pass Beach
11100 Gulf Shore Drive, N., Naples
Hours: 8 am – Sunset Daily
Facilities include: Five parking areas, picnic tables, BBQ’s, boardwalks, showers, bathhouses, picnic pavilion, observation tower, boat-launching ramp, swimming, boating and fishing, restrooms.
Seagate Drive, Naples
Facilities include: Scenic boardwalk, kayak and catamaran rentals, beach chairs, trolley ride, outdoor showers, restrooms, snack bar.
Lely Barefoot Beach
South off Bonita Beach Road, North Naples
Facilities include: Showers, restrooms, snack bar, fishing ramps, picnic tables, fishing gear rental.
A boater’s Paradise on the southside of the Gordon Pass. Close by the Rookery Bay National EstuarineReserach Reserve, an untouched and pristine coastal wilderness. Keywaydin is a mostly undeveloped shorline. The island is also the place for many area boaters and fishermen.
Bonita Beach Park
Bonita Beach Park and Lely Barefoot Beach are adjacent to each other and are located where Bonita Beach Road curves along the coast and becomes Hickory Blvd.
Little Hickory Beach
Just south of Fort Myers Beach, the northernmost beach accessible by the public is Little Hickory Beach Park.
Dogs may run free in a beautiful beach setting. This park does not have restrooms or running water. Parking is free. Please “Paws” and read the rules. This is an unsupervised facility. You are responsible for yourself, your dog, and it’s behavior.
Lovers Key Beach
Escape to an enchanting island where dolphin frolic and wildlife abounds. At Lovers Key, you will find yourself in a world-class resort hotel situated in a Southwest Florida tropical oasis on beautiful Estero Bay. Located on a small, almost private island between Ft. Myers Beach and Bonita Springs.
FORT MYERS BEACHES
Fort Myers Pier
The 560 foot pier offers a fantastic spot for fishing and viewing the Gulf of Mexico. The area offers outside showers, bathroom, playground and picnic areas.
Fort Myers Beaches
Located on numerous beach access points along Estero Boulevard between Flamingo Avenue and Avenue A in Fort Myers Beach.
Lynn Hall Memorial
Located on Estero Boulevard, beside Fort Myers Pier.
You will find concessions, restrooms, picnic tables and showers are available.
Located on Sanibel Island, follow Periwinkle Way to Lindrin Road. Picnic tables are available.
Located at the east end of Periwinkle Way at the tip of Sanibel Island. Please find concessions, restrooms and picnic tables for your use.
From Sanibel Island, take Periwinkle Way to Casa Ybel Road. Restrooms and picnic tables available.
From Sanibel Island, proceed north on Sanibel-Captiva Road to Bowman’s Beach Road, then turn south and follow to beach. Restrooms, picnic tables and showers for your use.
Great for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and picnicking. Pull your vehicle right to waters edge. There is no fee when you park on the causeway beach. Located along both sides of the road. Restrooms are available.
Tarpon Bay Beach
Easy Parking for recreational vwhicles, A short hike from the parking lot to the beach, Located at the south end of Tarpon Bay Road at West Gulf Drive.
Located on both the Sanibel and Captiva side of the Blind Pass Bridge, This beach is popular with shellers and fishermen. Be careful, Their are signs posted that warn against swimming because of the swift currents.
A great place to watch the sunset. There are restrooms, parking is very limited. Located at the end of Captiva Drive.
This is the site of our historic functioning lighthouse. Located on the eastern Sanibel Island, wrapping around the bay side. Come explore the naitve wetlands.
PORT CHARLOTTE BEACHES
Englewood Beach Chadwick
Park head north of Port Charlotte and enjoy fishing, sporting activities, a playground for the kids, barbecue & picnic areas.
Gaspararilla Island State Park
The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and nature study are popular activities.
Don Pedro Island State Park
Is accessible only by private boat or public ferry service provided by Placida’s Grande Tours. Restrooms, Picinic areas, Outdoor Showers available.
Cayo Costa State Park
Saltwater anglers can fish from their boats or throw a line out into the surf. An amphitheater provides educational programs about the islands ecology and history. Nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests.
The 500-acre refuge has been expanded to over 17 islands and consists of densely forested red and black mangroves with little uplands habitat. Several of the islands, including Hemp Island and Bird Key, are important nesting and roosting areas for colonial birds, particularly the Brown pelican.
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Caters to environmentally minded beach-goers with its well-marked trail through five distinct habitats. Enjoy a nature walk, View native plants.
Blind Pass Beach
Covers 66 acres of sand dunes, nature trails and shorelines on the Gulf of Mexico and Lemon Bay. Picnic areas, Restrooms and a playground is available.
http://floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins/default.cfm Florida State Park
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Everglades National Park, Collier State Park, Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park, Don Pedro Island State Park, Estero Bay Preserve State Park,Koreshan State Historic Site, Gasparilla Island State Park, Lovers Key State Park, Stump Pass Beach State Park Plus many more state Parks.