Delnor-Wiggins State Park is one of the most popular Naples Florida parks to explore in the because of its pristine nature and tranquil ambiance. The stretch of sand in the park covers an area of around one hundred and sixty acres along a mile of coast. While sun bathing and time spent on the sand at the beach is the main attraction, guests to this Naples Florida park can enjoy time spent boating, diving, fishing, bird watching, kayaking, and hunting for sea shells.
This is a guide to enjoying your time at Delnor-Wiggins State Park in Naples, Florida, the next time you visit.
Activities at the Park
Delnor-Wiggins State Park is fully equipped for anyone wanting to spend the day outdoors at the park. Sunbathers have over a mile of coastline to spread out on, and the amenities to make an hour long or day long stay enjoyable. Pack a picnic bag and at home to bring to the park with you. Park concessions are also available so that you don’t have to bring anything from home to enjoy your time at the beach.
Boaters and anglers can also expect the facilities to make their day outdoors enjoyable. There are designated areas for fishing away from popular swimming spots and a boat ramp where boaters can put in. If you want to get out on the water but don’t have equipment of your own, you can rent kayaks, paddleboards, or canoes from the concessions.
If you want to explore the water and marine life in the park, there is a great spot for scuba diving. Hard bottom reefs in the park’s waters are filled with marine life for divers to spot. The observation tower is another great spot to visit if you want to get a glimpse of wildlife, and a favorite spot among birders.
Parking, Fees, and Concessions
There is an admission fee to visit this Park, which helps cover the costs to maintain the park. Cars are charged $6 per vehicle to park or $2 per pedestrian to walk onto the beach. The park is open year round, with parking available from eight in the morning until sundown. The concession stand sells beach supplies, as well as rental equipment and is a great source for anyone coming to the beach from out of town without their own equipment.
Delnor-WIggins Pass State Park rangers offer guided tours of the park as well as programming year round. Programs feature the wildlife and ecosystem of the area, and include walking events as well as programs on the water. The majority of the programs are introductory level, but when there is interest more in depth programs are offered.
Naples Beach Park Transportation
Transportation to and from the beach is possible via the Beach Bus. The CAT (Collier County Transportation) bus will allow you to get to the beach without having to worry about parking, runs every 30-45 minutes, and has two different routes to the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Best of all, it get’s you to this iconic Naples Florida park for FREE.