About Vanderbilt Beach
In north Collier County, Vanderbilt offers soft, sugar sand and some of the clearest water along the Southwest Florida coast. Dozens of resorts, condominiums and restaurants are within walking distance of the beach. The sand is ideal for dropping the flip-flops and taking a barefoot stroll.
Pros: Beautiful beach with upscale development.
Cons: Parking is at a premium.
Likely visitors: Sunbathers and swimmers. Skimboarding is also popular.
Getting there: Head west on Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples until the entrance to the beach.
Parking: $8 entrance fee per vehicle in garage or free for Collier County residents with a beach parking permit. There is also limited metered parking on Vanderbilt Beach Road.
Facilities: There are restrooms, showers, picnic tables and concessions.
Hours: Sunrise - sunset
Other details: There are lifeguards, a boat ramp, an observation tower and beach equipment rental.
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