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Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

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Address: 2 Barefoot Beach Boulevard, Bonita Beach Road, North Naples, FL 34134
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+1 239-591-8596

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Our favorite beach in the Naples area!!

We visited multiple times during the week and had no problem feeling crowded. This is a great place for shelling, so don't even bother with Sanibel. Barefoot beach is prettier... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barry F
Denison, Texas
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Denison, Texas
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited multiple times during the week and had no problem feeling crowded. This is a great place for shelling, so don't even bother with Sanibel. Barefoot beach is prettier, cleaner, and far less crowded.

Thank Barry F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two separate days on our trip here. Convenient location. Agree with other reviews to arrive early to get parking. There are a few covered picnic table areas that are great if you can get one. They also get scooped-up quickly but provide a great break from the sun. We did see a rat along the edge of ours... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No hotels, no load water sports ! If you want to enjoy a natural sand sun and shelling beach Barefoot Beach is the best !

Thank Gary B
Miami, Florida
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach park with many things to do and see (gopher tortoises, ospreys nesting, dolphins, hiking trails, etc.). If you are a resident, a free annual pass is available with proof of property tax receipt.

Thank ranger333
Naples, Florida
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146 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Way too crowded on weekends and holidays, but when it comes to finding a great beach, it’s still the best. Forget weekends and holidays, plan ahead to arrive early, bring a beach umbrella, walk, talk, swim, play, and enjoy the best beach around!

2 Thank Joseph L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Arguably best beach around (at least until they fix the bridges leading into Delnor-Wiggins). What else is there to say, it's a beach, good parking access and kayak rentals available. North end close to Doc's and with Collier County pas, a good bargain.

2 Thank _ken4541
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The beach is great (like all beaches in SWFL). Parking is limited though, so you need to be there early during nice days in season. For me, what makes this park special is that there's a 1 1/2 mile loop trail through the nature preserve behind the beach. Also, having the Preserve at your back creates a different feel from... More 

2 Thank CrimsonProf
Sayreville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Beach is located a mile and a half from Bonita beach Blvd. This means you drive though a brick road with private homes. Lovely drive to state park with a Daily charge. A small display of the local critters is crewed by volunteers , who are knowledgeable and helpful.

1 Thank Woodsz
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This beach is very nice, but not much parking, you can go through barefoot beach community and go to another beach in the back, beautiful sand, beautiful beach.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We took a walk on the nature trail. Not diverse things to see but nice place to walk. You can also walk on the beautiful beach. $8 to park for the day!

Thank PortsTraveler

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