Red Tide Report
It's possible to encounter red tide impacts on some beaches and waterways, while others remain clear. The latest testing for red tide along area beaches shows the following levels:
Barefoot Beach Not Present
Vanderbilt Beach Background
Vedado Way Very Low
Naples Pier Not Present
South Marco Beach Medium
Forecast: Respiratory irritation is possible at beaches between Barefoot Beach and Cape Romano through Monday, December 5th. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.
Check the Naples Pier webcam and other area webcams (links below) to see current conditions in real time.
Conditions can change daily. For detailed reports on beaches, check the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's interactive Red Tide Status Map with daily sampling results; or the Mote Marine red tide status maps at VisitBeaches.org. Or, view NOAA's recent Red Tide Satellite Imagery for Southwest Florida.
Despite the recent outbreak of red tide along the coastline, area boat tour and fishing charter captains report they are finding clear water and good to excellent conditions for fishing and sightseeing, especially in the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf Coast part of Everglades National Park.
While these conditions exist, take advantage of our many inland activities such as attractions, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and museums.
Facts About Red Tide
Red Tide is a naturally-occurring organism and blooms begin offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds and tides can move red tide closer to beaches and inlets. When red tide blooms the Karenia brevis organism releases a toxin into the water and the air that can cause respiratory irritation in humans and can kill fish and sea life. Review the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's informative Red Tide FAQ.
You can find red tide updates for Naples and Marco Island beaches here, or by calling the Collier County Red Tide Hotline, 239-252-2591.
Still have questions? Click here to watch a presentation about red tide by Collier County Pollution Control.
Beautiful with sunny to partly cloudy skies through mid-December. Cooler temperatures ranging from the mid to high 70's during the day and low 50's to mid 60's at night.
Click on our webcam links to see area beach conditions.
Beach Restoration Project at Park Shore and Clam Pass Beach Areas
The North Gulf Shore pedestrian beach access and the Horizon Way beach access are closed for delivery of sand to renourish the beaches in the Park Shore and Clam Pass areas. Crews were working seven days a week from sunrise to sunset in order to complete the work before Jan. 1, 2020 and now expect to be completed a few weeks before that date.
Find Your Favorite Naples or Marco Island Beach
Sometimes the best beach is the one closest to your hotel or vacation rental. If you want to get an idea of what all the publicly accesssible beaches in Naples and Marco Island are like, check out the beach listings on our main beaches page.