The preserve remains closed at this time. Please check back for updates. Thank you.

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 Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve thank everyone who attended and look forward to seeing you when the Preserve opens.

Updates will be posted when available

Please continue to watch our website 

As you know Hurricane Ian severely damaged Barefoot Beach Preserve, quite possibly the most damaged of all the beaches in Collier County. And while most of the beaches have reopened including the north end of Barefoot Beach, the preserve remains closed having suffered significant damage to all the boardwalks and buildings. 


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

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