Barefoot Beach Preserve is a 342 acre Collier County park and Florida State Preserve containing a nationally recognized beach and one of the largest gopher tortoise preserves in Southwest Florida.  Please help us in protecting the animals and plants that reside on this barrier island.  

HOURS ~ The park is open from 8:00am to sunset, year round.  The Learning Center is open all year.  It is staffed by docent volunteers, seven days a week 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, during season.

PARKING ~ There are 356 parking spaces in the park.  The parking fee is $8.00 per day. Parking is free to vehicles bearing a Collier County beach parking sticker.  There are three (3) lots available at the Preserve.  Click here for County beach parking permit information.

FACILITIES ~ There is a Ranger Station located at parking lot #1.  There are restrooms available at parking lots #1 and #3, as well as at the 1/2 mile marker on the west Saylor Trail.  Food concession is available near the Park Ranger Station.  Please check with the concession for days/times.  Beach chairs, umbrellas and kayaks are available for rent during the season at the end of the boardwalk off the first parking lot.  A Park Ranger guided canoe trip through the estuary operates January through April each Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30am - 11:00 am, weather permitting.  Reservations are required.  Call the Collier County Parks and Recreation office at 239-252-4024 or 239-252-4060.  Fee: $10.00 per person.

AMENITIES ~ The Learning Center is located at parking lot #1.  It contains displays of Barefoot Beach animal and marine life. Educational hand-outs about tortoises, shells and birds are available.  During season, trained docents are on hand to answer questions and provide information.  There is a butterfly garden and a cactus garden adjacent to the Learning Center.  The Saylor Nature Trail is a 1-1/2 mile looped hiking trail through Barefoot Beach Preserve.  The trail is accessible at the south end of parking lot #3 or off the northern path to the beach in parking lot #3, where a hiker can experience many of the native plants and animals of the Preserve. Many of the plant signs have a QR code marker which links to additional information.

COLLIER COUNTY REGULATIONS ~ Visitors are not permitted to bring the following into the Preserve: Barbeque grills, fireworks, alcohol, glass or pets.

Campers longer than 20 feet or trailers are not permitted in the Preserve.

LOCATION ~ The park entrance is near the west end of Bonita Beach Road--turn onto Barefoot Beach Blvd. and go south

1-1/2 miles.

Visit us:

503 Barefoot Beach Blvd.

North Naples,  FL    34134

Mail us:

P.O. Box 564

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Picnic Area - Parking Lot #1