Friends of barefoot beach preserve welcome you

A Place Where Beauty Abounds and Nature Thrives…

The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve is a volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing natural features of the Barefoot Beach Preserve.  We foster research and education endeavors, distribute literature, and secure volunteers to assist Collier County at the Preserve.

Walks & Talks

Weekly Naturalist guided walks and talks are offered January – April.  Come learn about how the Beaches are alive.  Explore our ecosystems, where to find beach treasures and walk the Saylor Trail.  PLEASE NOTE: As the Preserve remains closed all walks and talks are cancelled.  Please check back for updates.


Snakes, Sharks, Native plants these are just a few of the subjects of prior Saturday Morning Lectures.  Come join us for a new season presented on various topics with a focus on nature, preservation, and wildlife. Lectures for the 2024 season are canceled.



Through our established learning center, we educate the community through displays and literature and staffed trained Docents January – April. We also offer annual scholarships to students studying the environment. Click here to view our educational handouts!

2024 Lecture Series

All Lectures for the 2024 Season canceled.

The Preserve is open!

Parking Lot One Remains Closed 

As you know Hurricane Ian severely damaged Barefoot Beach Preserve, quite possibly the most damaged of all the beaches in Collier County.

After more than a year, Barefoot Beach Preserve opened Friday, November 24.  Please note – Parking lot one, including the Learning Center, restrooms, pavilion, gardens, boardwalks, showers, etc. are not accessible.

Admission remains $10/car unless you are a Collier County resident and have a Beach Access sticker. Parking is available in parking lot two and three with beach access at parking lot three only.  Rangers are on the property to help guide you to the beach access location. 


Become a member, volunteer, or just say hello . . . 
we’d love to hear from you.

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