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


Barefoot Beach Preserve was extensively damaged and will probably be closed for quite some time.  We have not received an official statement from the County of the status of the Preserve or heard when we may be able to gain access.  As soon as we have any information as to what the next step for the Friends will be, we will let you know. If you do go to the beach you will be stopped by the Coast Guard. If you would really like to help, please consider making a donation because once this is over we will have a lot of rebuilding to do. Thank you for your concern and for being a Friend of Barefoot Beach Preserve.

We’d Love to Have You Help . . . 

Volunteers play a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve.  Volunteer opportunities abound from beach cleanup, gardening, becoming a docent, interacting with visitors, tree trimming, invasive plant removal, painting, maintenance, gopher tortoise watch, serving on the board or helping with special projects.  Please consider making a commitment to join our team. If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer, simply fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you.

Volunteer Request Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve. Please fill out and send the below information for us to contact you regarding volunteer opportunities.

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The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve is registered as a not for profit organization with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. Our registration number is CH26540. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services at or by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.