Between its beaches and its raw, edgy wilderness, Naples offers perhaps some of the most varied recreational parks you will find in Florida. Most visitors head immediately to the beach, and the Naples area boasts a number of well maintained city, county and state owned beach accesses where you can sun, swim, kayak, paddleboard, picnic, play volleyball and even climb a wildlife observation tower at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, one of Naples’ best and most prsitine beaching spots.
This list takes you well beyond the beach, however, to places such as Sugden Regional Park, where a freshwater lake is popular for water-skiing and sailing; or places like Collier-Seminole State Park, an easy introduction to the sometimes overwhelming world of the vast Everglades ecosystem.
You will also discover community parks in the heart of downtown Naples and Bonita Springs if you follow the informed selections on this best of list. We have been to them all – and there are plenty others to discover – to hand pick for you the ones you should not miss during your visit to Naples. The list will point you to the very best ways to take advantage of the many outdoor recreational pursuits the region has to offer.