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Barefoot Beach

Relax on this white-sand beach that is home to a wide array of wildlife and displays some of the most beautiful landscapes along Florida’s southwest coast.

Spend a relaxing day swimming, fishing and exploring at Barefoot Beach Preserve. This strip of coast is one of the last undeveloped beaches along the Florida coastline and is home to a number of native species of flora and fauna. Enjoy the fresh air and take part in a number of fantastic activities that bring you closer to nature.

The Barefoot Beach Preserve is a barrier island, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and two bays on the other. This 342-acre (138-hectare) patch of land is connected to the mainland by a thin road surrounded by swamplands and mangroves.

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the sandy beachfront, which rarely becomes overcrowded except on the hottest summer days. This sandy beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and collecting the shells of all shapes and colors that wash ashore.

Look out to sea to spot a variety of animal species, including dolphins and manatees, that play in the water and ospreys that soar overhead seeking prey. Explore the inland side of the barrier island and see a number of gopher tortoises as well as sabal palms, Florida’s state tree, that populate the tidal creeks and swamplands. Stay for an evening walk down the coastline and admire the sunset.

Explore this natural scenery with a hike through the shady mangroves. A 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) track leads you past incredible scenery. Be sure to wear shoes since the pathways can be rough. Alternatively, enjoy great fishing along the seafront or around the inland swamps where you’ll find rich breeding grounds of sports fish.

For a nice lunch and another view of the stunning coastline, head to the nearby Delnor-Wiggins State Park. Here you can sit at picnic tables provided under shady trees near the beach and purchase food or beach equipment at a convenient concession stand.

Barefoot Beach is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of central Naples. Affordable parking is provided.


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Bay Forest Naples Fl 2bed 2 Bath Condo Beautiful View Over Looking Large Lake!
Bay Forest Naples Fl 2bed 2 Bath Condo Beautiful View Over Looking Large Lake!

Bay Forest Naples Fl 2bed 2 Bath Condo Beautiful View Over Looking Large Lake!

Naples, Florida
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Naples, this condo building is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Golf Safari Mini Golf and within 6 mi (10 km) of Barefoot Beach and Vanderbilt Beach. Bonita Springs Public Beach and Mercato are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Great Value! 3rd Floor end Unit. Views of Horbor at Wiggins Pass
    Great Value! 3rd Floor end Unit. Views of Horbor at Wiggins Pass

    Great Value! 3rd Floor end Unit. Views of Horbor at Wiggins Pass

    Naples, Florida
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on a lake, this condo building is 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Naples Marina and Excursions and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Imperial Golf Club. Barefoot Beach and Vanderbilt Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Great Location!!! Boat to Beach!
      Great Location!!! Boat to Beach!

      Great Location!!! Boat to Beach!

      Naples, Florida
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Naples, this condo building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Naples Marina and Excursions and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Imperial Golf Club. Barefoot Beach and Vanderbilt Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Beautifully Remodeled Condo Close to Beaches
        Beautifully Remodeled Condo Close to Beaches

        Beautifully Remodeled Condo Close to Beaches

        Naples, Florida
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Naples, this condo building is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Golf Safari Mini Golf and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Naples Marina and Excursions. Barefoot Beach and Bonita Springs Public Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Breathtaking Views From Patio and Bedroom Withbarefoot Beach Right Across Road
          Reviewed on May 25, 2018
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          Breathtaking Views From Patio and Bedroom Withbarefoot Beach Right Across Road

          Breathtaking Views From Patio and Bedroom Withbarefoot Beach Right Across Road

          Bonita Springs, Florida
             
            5.0 of 5
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            Absolutely gorgeous condo. Beautifully furnished and decorated. Extremely comfortable beds and high end bedding and towels. Everything anyone could want. Very friendly neighbors, but not overly so. Private beach directly across the street. We like people watching and a little action so just a short ...

            1.8 Miles To Gulf Beaches West Of Route41 Free Week In December
            1.8 Miles To Gulf Beaches West Of Route41 Free Week In December

            1.8 Miles To Gulf Beaches West Of Route41 Free Week In December

            Naples, Florida
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Naples, this vacation home is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Golf Safari Mini Golf and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Naples Marina and Excursions. Barefoot Beach and Vanderbilt Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - A Noble House Resort $232
              Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
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              LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - A Noble House Resort

              LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort - A Noble House Resort

              9891 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL
                 
                4.5 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The location and the beach is perfect. The room itself has been updated and is very nice (although I would remove the area rug) The washrooms need some updating, double sink would be nice and a walk in shoer as opposed to having to hop into a deep jetted tub. The air conditioner was very loud. Beach ...

                Oceanfront Barefoot Beach Club Upgraded Condo
                Oceanfront Barefoot Beach Club Upgraded Condo

                Oceanfront Barefoot Beach Club Upgraded Condo

                Bonita Springs, Florida
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the beach, this romantic condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Bonita Beach Park and Barefoot Beach. Bonita Springs Public Beach and Vanderbilt Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).