Barefoot Beach Fl, a Beach Preserve Park, is Collier County’s northernmost beach and park and is located off the western end of Bonita Beach Road. The entrance to the park is at Lely Barefoot Boulevard on the left-hand side of the road just prior to where the road turns north. It has 342 acres of beautiful natural land and remains one of the last barrier islands to be undeveloped. Besides providing a nesting area during the summer months for sea turtles with the abundance of sea oats, Barefoot Beach is home to the protected gopher tortoise. The Park offers a one-mile nature walk throughout the hammock of sabal palm and other tropical plants.
You will find an ample picnic area, showers, and a concession stand which offers rental equipment as well as food, and drink. The parks hours are 8am to sundown. There is no entrance fee if you have a valid beach pass. otherwise, the cost is $8 per car. Click here to read about Parking! There is a board walk to the beach from the parking area and it is wheel chair accessible. You will find a beautiful beach setting for swimming and sunbathing and for viewing the antics of many shore birds along with the osprey, eagles, and pelicans above. And, don’t forget to keep watching those waves–you will be able to see dolphins at play.
Park rangers frequently present interesting programs. You may find a list of the programs and events at the site or you may call the Ranger Station at 239-591-8596 or Parks Administration 239-252-4000 for information. The rangers also offer an guided walk through the preserve where you will learn about this exciting preserve. Just north of Barefoot Beach Park you will find the Bonita Beach Park. You will find it immediately past the entrance to Barefoot Beach. This park offers public restrooms, showers, and concessions. The nature walk and the occasional glimpse of a tortoise, osprey or many of the water birds makes this beach area an exceptional place to visit.