Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
- Type: Beaches, Hiking
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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About 10 miles north of Old Naples is the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, one of the best beaches in the city. Covering 166 acres of land, the beach here has great facilities, including plenty of parking, bathrooms, beach rental equipment, food stands and picnic spots. The water is clear and serene while the sand, according to a TripAdvisor user, is "pretty shelly for the most part, but it wasn't a problem finding a soft spot to put down some towels." The park also offers good spots to snorkel (you can rent gear here too) at a reef offshore.
You can also get a feel for the rest of the nature the park has in store with a nature tour. Rangers guide you through the area; if you're an avid watcher of Animal Planet, you might try and time your visit for the loggerhead turtles' nesting season (June through October). You're also bound to see a variety of colorful birds during your tour.
There is a small fee per vehicle to get into the park; the price depends on the number of occupants in the car. Bikers and pedestrians also must pay a small price of admission.
Nearby Things To Do
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples1.4 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples4.0 miles away
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort0.7 miles away