Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

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11135 Gulfshore Dr.

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Beaches, Hiking Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

About 12 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 many visitors, is covered with shells but has plenty of soft spots to sit on. The park also offers quality spots to snorkel (you can rent gear here too) at a reef offshore.

You can also get a feel for the rest of the flora and fauna that call the park home 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 (May through October). You're also bound to see a variety of colorful birds during your tour.

There is a small admission fee; vehicle entrance fees cost between $4 and $6, depending on the number of people in the car. Bikers and pedestrians must pay $2. The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to sundown.

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