“Number two on Dr. Beach’s list this year is Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida, which moved up, after re-evaluation, from its number six slot in 2013. Located in a 342-acre county park, the beach is 8,200-feet-long and has small waves, shallow water “and if you like seashells, there are millions of them,” said Leatherman.” See the complete list.
Number 2 – Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Florida
Take Bonita Beach Road west from US 41 to the guardhouse on the left at Lely Beach Blvd. This is a large park with 342 acres of beaches and trails. 356 parking spaces, one-mile nature trail, showers, picnic area and a concession area where equipment may be rented and food and drink is available for purchase.
Number 10 – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida
Take 111th Avenue west from US 41, it becomes Bluebill Avenue after the bridge, the beach is at the end of the road. Hours are 8 a.m. to sunset and there are lifeguards on duty. There is lots of parking close to the beach. You can enjoy great sand and 166 acres of nature trails, woods and beaches with lots of trees and wildlife. There is an observation tower, picnic areas, grills, large clean restrooms and showers. Admission is $1 per person on foot or bike, $4 per single person in a car, $6 for up to eight in a car. Boat launch $5.