Beach Restoration Project Begins at Park Shore and Clam Pass Beach Areas
The North Gulf Shore pedestrian beach access and the Horizon Way beach access are closed for installation of conveyer systems to carry sand that will be trucked in to renourish the beaches in the Park Shore and Clam Pass areas. Sand hauling and placement begins October 16 and continues through January 1, 2020.
Red Tide Report
The latest red tide tests show the organism that causes red tide, Karenia brevis, has been detected in waterways around Marco Island and some Naples beaches.
Forecast: Respiratory irritation is possible at beaches between Bonita Beach and Cape Romano through Thursday, October 17th. People with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema should avoid going to the beach as these illnesses may be aggravated. While these conditions exist, take advantage of our many inland activities such as attractions, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, and museums.
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.
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 toxic substance 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.
Watch for a chance of thunderstorms. High temperatures near 90 (F). Lows in the low 70's.
Click on our webcam links to see area beach conditions.
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.