Naples Florida Beaches

The Beach at Naples Pier

If you're looking for a beautiful soft-sand beach, with nearby restaurants, manageable crowds, a fun vibe, and washroom facilities, Naples Pier is the best place to go. This beach is picture perfect and stretches on for miles. The pier extends 1,000 feet into the ocean, splitting the beach into two sections. Most visitors set up near the pier, where facilities are easily accessible.

You can laze in the sun, people watch, swim, and stroll out on the pier for an ice-cream or cold drink. This is also a romantic place to catch a beautiful sunset. If this sounds too sedate for you, beach volleyball nets and sand courts are set up to the south of the pier, with a range of games from pro to beginner often taking place. For dedicated beach walkersjoggers, or shell hunters, the beach to the south of the pier tends to be more level. A long walk will take you to Gordon's Pass at the south end.

Lowdermilk Beach

A bit north of downtown, set back in a residential neighborhood, you'll find Lowdermilk Park, with one of the area's most popular beaches. The beach is backed by a green space where you'll find picnic tables, showers, barbecues, and restrooms. Locals come here to catch the sunset, and you'll frequently see people set up on the grass with magnificent meals or relaxing in the late afternoon sun.

Clam Pass Park

At Clam Pass Park in North Naples, you'll find a family-friendly beach with small waves and a relaxed vibe. The beach is set in a 35-acre wilderness area and is also a great spot to look for wildlife, from shorebirds to turtles.

The wide beach is 3,200 feet long, with white sand backed by low coastal vegetation. You can walk the interesting and mostly level boardwalk to the beach, or, if you prefer, you can take a free tram, which runs continuously from 8am to sunset.

The park has restroom facilities and a small restaurant. For those concerned about water safety, free loaner life jackets are available, and people with mobility issues can request a beach wheelchair. 

Keewaydin Island

Looking for a completely different beach experience on a deserted and uninhabited island? Keewaydin Island is the place. Just south of Naples, this large and narrow barrier island has no roads, no cars, no bridges, just amazing white sandy beaches on both the ocean and bay side.

Access is only by boat. If you don't have your own, a shuttle is available from the nearby Rose Marina on Marco Island. You can find your own place here, or if you'd rather be sociable, join the multitude of boaters who anchor on the bayside near the southern tip. You can pack a picnic lunch or enjoy the food boats that stop by on a regular basis and offer a tasty lunch.