Paradise Coast Beach Conditions
September 1, 2016 - Hurricane Hermine continues to move northwest over the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is exptected to make landfall tonight around Apalachicola. This area is over 400 miles from the Naples/Marco Island area. Skies here continue to be cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms through Friday. Rough surf and the possibility of rip currents exist through tomorrow along the Southwest Florida coast's beaches. You can check the detailed local weather forecast here.
The beaches in Naples, Marco Island and the Gulf Coast Everglades region are clean and the water in the Gulf of Mexico here is clear. Beaches, estuaries and waterways in this area are not affected by the blue-green algae that has impacted beaches and waterways in other parts of south Florida at times.
Monitoring for substances like blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) or the naturally occurring phenomenon known as red tide (Karenia brevis) is ongoing by health, pollution control and natural resources officials in Collier County, which includes Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City. Current monitoring shows the area is clear.
Check this page for any updates to beaches that might impact your visitor experience.
See For Yourself!
The coast is clear. View the live web cams to see how things look on Naples and Marco Island beaches.
Check the weather on Collier County's Online Weather Center page and see a live view of the beach on Marco Island.
Top Ranked Beaches
Marco Island was voted the #1 Island in the U.S. and #4 in the world in the 2014 TripAdvisor Readers’ Choice Islands Awards! The rankings are based on the quality and quantity of positive reader reviews. Come for a visit and see why so many people have enjoyed their stays on Marco Island!
Marco Island is also named one of the “100 Places That Will Change Your Child's” Life in the National Geographic Book by the same name. Learn about the amazing Dolphin Explorer trip and enjoy the wonderful beach resorts in this new book by former National Geographic Traveler editor-in-chief Keith Bellows.
"Dr. Beach" ranked Barefoot Beach in north Naples as the #2 best beach in the USA for 2015, and the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park as the #9 best beach in his latest list of Top Ten USA Beaches. That's TWO beaches in the north Naples area in the national Top Ten! Be sure to visit one or both of these beautiful beaches on your next visit. Watch a video about them on our Video page.
The Travel Channel named Naples America’s Best All-Around Beach in 2005.
FlipKey.com, the vacation rental company of Leading travel site TripAdvisor has announced Naples, Fla. as a Top Gulf Coast Beach Destination. This designation is based on industry research and traveler feedback. Read the story here:
Did you know that Keewaydin Island, an eight-mile-long barrier island beach between Naples and Marco Island, was named one of the Top Ten Secret Beaches of the South by Southern Living magazine? CNN also named it to its 2014 list of “Top Ten Secret Beaches.” It's definitely worth a visit, but is only accessible by boat. Rent one, hire a captain, take one of the area sightseeing cruises that includes a stop on these beautiful white sands, or hop on board the Keewaydin Express water shuttle service from various locations around Marco Island. This shuttle offers multiple round trips daily to the island, weather depending. Keewaydin's beaches, and the Keewaydin Express water shuttle, are dog friendly!