One of the best places in Southwest Florida to catch the sunset. The same shell bits that make barefoot strollers wish they had flip flops almost glow at sunset, mimicking the pastel pink and salmon hues cast upon the Gulf of Mexico nearly every evening. Doc?s Beach House is a popular eatery. The county-run park at the south end of the beach offers showers, picnic areas and grills. Pros: Short walk from free public parking to the beach. Cons: Narrow beach with lots of shell fragments. Parking can be a challenge during the tourism season. Likely visitors: Bonita Beach is a nice all-around beach, offering watersports, scattered dining and nice public facilities. Getting there: From the south, take Highway 41 north to Bonita Beach Road and make a left. The beach is at the end of Bonita Beach Road. Parking: $1 parking per hour (beach sticker obtainable for $35 at Bonita Springs Recreation Center). Parking is limited. Facilities: There are restrooms, showers, concessions and picnic tables. Hours: 8 a.m. - sunset Other details: There is a grill, playground, volleyball court, and personal watercraft rentals and parasailing. Nearby is ?Doc's Beach House? restaurant.
Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park
Location: Bonita Beach Road off Lely Barefoot Boulevard Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown Phone: (239) 252-4000 Located 20 feet off Bonita Beach Road on Lely Barefoot Boulevard the access provides an open, peaceful location for sunbathers. Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is located just south of this access point. Just north is Bonita Beach Park, which has public rest rooms, showers and concessions. You will also notice a lot of wildlife and sea life at this location, very near to the main Barefoot Beach Preserve Park site. Barefoot Beach Access has 136 parking spaces
Vanderbilt Beach Park is one of the most popular beach accesses, because it is in a prime location near upscale hotels and in the popular North Naples area. Vanderbilt Beach offers wide space for all visitors, gorgeous white sand surroundings, sea oats and rest room access. Parking is free for those with beach parking stickers, otherwise there is a $8 parking fee per day.
Lowdermilk Park Lowdermilk Park is one of Naples' premier beachfront parks. Our park has plenty of metered and unmetered parking spaces, a concession stand, sand volleyball courts, two children's playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, restroom and shower facilities, and two gazebos for rent.