The Florida gopher tortoise is listed as a Threatened Species. Please look under your car when backing out of parking spaces, drive slowly and stay on marked trails or the boardwalk. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does the Preserve have kayak rental?

To inquire about rentals please visit www.discoverbarefootbeach.com or phone 833-502-3224 ext 2 for current information and hours.

When is the next beach clean-up?

The next beach clean-up is June 4, 2022. watch our Facebook page and Instagram for details on signing up to help.

Does the Preserve have chair and umbrella rentals available?

To inquire about rentals please visit www.discoverbarefootbeach.com or phone 833-502-3224 ext 2 for current information and hours.

Does the Preserve offer Beach Wheelchairs?

One beach wheelchair is provided and maintained by Collier County Parks and Recreation and is available at no charge but you cannot reserve it.   Please check with the beach parking booth attendant upon your arrival and he/she will give you direction.

Does the Preserve have food and drinks?

For Food orders call 1 833 5Nickyp – drop off or pick up available info@nickypacafe.com.  Beach chairs, umbrellas, and kayaks are available for rent by visiting www.discoverbarefootbeach.com or call Beach Rental at 833-502-3224 Ext 2 for current information. 

Is there a yearly pass available?

No. Parking cost is $10.00 or a Collier County Beach sticker for Collier County residents only. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Are children’s activities available at the Learning Center?

Yes! In addition to the displays in the glass cabinets and the wonderful posters on the walls there are coloring sheets, twine and shells for shell necklaces, tortoise stickers, and gopher tortoise activity pages.  Not every activity will be available every day, but just ask the docents (January – April) at the Learning Center for one of the activities and they can bring out something fun!

I want to volunteer. Who do I contact?

Please visit our Volunteer page and fill out the information request form.

Is the parking lot full?

Parking is limited and our beach is very popular during the month of March and holidays.

Can I volunteer with sea turtle reporting?

No, but CLICK HERE to learn more about Collier County Sea Turtle Protection.

How do I contact a ranger?

f serious call 911, if to report a service request contact Collier County through their web site or download Collier 311 app to your phone.  If non-emergency contact the booth attendant at the preserve entrance and he/she will radio the ranger.

Preserve Rules

Collier County Regulations ~ Visitors are not permitted to bring the following into the Preserve:

  • Barbecue grills
  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol
  • Glass
  • Pets

Campers longer than 20 feet or trailers are not permitted in the Preserve.

Preserve Hours

8:00 a.m. to Sunset