Stand Up Paddle boarding
SUP is one of the fastest growing recreational and sporting activities on the water. Our gulf and inland waterways are perfect for paddle boarding. Our expert guides will make sure you understand not only how best to use your board, but introduce you to some of our most beautiful and secret spots.
Best Places to SUP:
Anywhere in the City of Naples……beaches with showers:7th Ave N 10 metered spaces, close to the Beach Club 6th Ave N Not many parking spaces, but good beach with handicap parking available 2nd Ave N Easy access, nice flat wide beach 2nd Ave S Flat beach and shallow sand bar 3rd Ave S Very easy access with a flat and sandy beach 5th Ave S Lots of metered spaces, within walking distance to restaurants and shopping, but usually VERY busy 7th Ave S Great beach with easy access and close parking 8th Ave S Some metered parking with handicap spaces available 10th Ave S Good access but very few parking spaces 15th Ave S Very close to Old Naples Surf Shop (walking distance), broad beach with a shallow sandbar 18th Ave S Lots of metered spaces, good access and a great beach Lowdermilk Park – full facilities All beach accesses are bordered by private property, please be respectful of others property. Most parking in the City is metered (.25/10 mins), or a beach permit is required. For details on obtaining a beach parking pass, please visit: http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=2665#Residents or http://www.naplesgov.com/Departments/Finance/BeachParkingPermits.aspx Collier County Clam Pass Park Clam Pass Park is a beautiful beach access point in the North Naples area of Collier County, Florida. Clam Pass Park has 175 public parking spaces, which are free to visitors who have a beach parking sticker Isle of Capri Paddlecraft Park The facility includes a kayak launch with freshwater rinse station, picnic pavilions, and restrooms which will also be accessible by pedestrians from the nearby Collier Boulevard boat ramp. The new park will provide opportunities for non-motorized vessels such as kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, to safely access quiet backwaters and amazing habitats in the reserve. Park is open sunrise to sunset and has a launch fee of $4.00. For more information visit www.rookerybay.org/visitor-use/paddlecraft-park Shell Island Road, Rookery Bay Shell Island Road is located off Collier Blvd between Naples and Marco Island. A marked paddling trail exists at the mouth of Henderson Creek. A primitive ramp at the end of Shell Island Road allows for access into the Reserve Sugden Park (call first for availability) This water front park boasts beautiful views of Lake Avalon with one of Collier County’s only fresh water beaches. 60-acre lake, lakeside beach, paddle boat rentals, walking path around the lake, gazebo, playground, picnic areas, sailing and, skiing lessons.
Cocohatchee River Park
Cocohatchee River Park is a 7 acre property on Vanderbilt Drive located between 111th Avenue (Immokalee Road) and Bonita Beach Road.
The park provides access to the gulf of Mexico through Wiggins Pass. Cocohatchee River Park has more capacity than other boat launches with many parking spaces and four boat launching lanes.
If you’ve been to any of these places, please send us your comments and recommendations. Let us know of any hidden gems too!