Red Tide Report
The latest red tide tests (samples taken Nov. 12) show the organism that causes red tide, Karenia brevis, was detected at the following locations and levels:
Barefoot Beach - Medium
Vanderbilt Beach - Medium
Naples Pier - Not present
Vedado Way - Not Present
South Marco Beach - Medium
Gulf of Mexico west of Keewaydin Island - Medium
Gulf of Mexico 1.5 miles west of Gordon Pass - Medium
Check the Naples Pier webcam and other area webcams (links below) to see current conditions in real time.
Forecast: It is possible to see dead fish washed up on beaches (beaches are cleaned daily). Respiratory irritation is possible at beaches between Bonita Beach and Cape Romano. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.
People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated.
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.
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy through mid-November. Mild temperatures ranging from the mied-70's to low 80's during the day and 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. Sand hauling and placement continues through January 1, 2020.
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.