Visit us:

503 Barefoot Beach Blvd.

North Naples,  FL    34134

Mail us:

P.O. Box 564

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS

Program cost: FREE. There is an $8.00 entrance fee into the park for those who do not have a current Collier County beach parking permit.  For programs, park in the first parking area on the right and meet at the Learning Center.

Reservations are NOT required.

BEACHES ALIVE!

 

Mondays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

What do wrack lines, beach hoppers, ghosts, sea pork, or beans have in common with skimmers, ruddy turnstones, oats, or goatsfoot that we see on the beach?  Come find out at this walk on Barefoot Beach.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 2-hour walk)

EXPLORING COASTAL HABITATS

 

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

Enjoy a guided walk to the estuary and along a sandy trail to the beach. Explore one of the most productive ecosystems in nature and the unique coastal habitats at the Preserve. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 2-hour walk)

BEACHCOMBING & SHELLING

 

Fridays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

Where and when do you find beach treasures? What are drifts from the Amazon? What did Herman Melville have to do with Beachcombing?  Come find out at this talk about Beachcombing & Shelling.

(Approximately a 1-hour talk)

GUIDED NATURE WALKS

Saturdays at 9 a.m.

January through April

 

Enjoy a guided walk along the boardwalk through a maritime forest and coastal strand with a Naturalist. More than a nature walk, it's an educational experience!  Learn the importance of barrier islands, how our ancestors used Florida’s state tree and native plant communities on barrier islands of Southwest Florida. Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Suggest you bring drinking water.

(Approximately a 45-minute walk)

LECTURE SERIES

Saturdays at 10 a.m.

January through April

 

Features guest speakers who are experts on subjects ranging from shells to dolphins, eagles to tortoises, and early Florida Indian culture.  For years, these popular lectures have played to overflow crowds.  Program sponsored by Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. Park in the first parking area on the right and meet at the Learning Center.

(Approximately a 1-hour lecture)