Enjoying Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Beach in Naples Florida

This is one of the most popular parks in Southwest Florida and we can enjoy it in our own backyard!  The park occupies a mile of almost undisturbed barrier island and is one of a few undeveloped gulf beach areas in southwest Florida that is preserved for public use.  The park is located in North Naples at the west end of Immokalee Road.

Activities to Enjoy

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Relaxing and enjoying the Florida sun and sand are the number one attractions here.  Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or sunbathing on the wide sandy beaches overhung with palm trees are other favorite activities.  You can walk along the mile of sandy beach and search for shells or watch the birds in their natural habitat.  Fishing is also available at the north end of the park where the Cocohatchee River empties into the Gulf.  Snook, red drum and sea trout are most commonly caught here.

Facilities Available

There are plenty of restroom facilities at each of the six parking areas and tables and grills are available throughout the park.  There are also pavilions that may be rented for private parties.

History of Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park

Calusa Indians are the original inhabitants of the area and they survived mainly on the fish they caught in the Gulf and bay.  They built villages with large mounds and dug canals.

In the late 1800s, Joe Wiggins was the first homesteader and ran a trading post where he traded goods with the Seminole Indians and the settlers.  Many years later Lester J and Dellora A Norris left the land to Collier County.  In 1970 the state of Florida purchased the land from Collier County and created Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in 1981.

Cost of Entry and Parking

You can park for the day at $6 per day or buy a year pass for $120 which allows you access to all the state parks in Florida.  Plan to arrive just before sunset and enjoy the unobstructed view of the beautiful Naples sunset while grilling your dinner at one of the many grill areas.  This is what the Naples Florida lifestyle is all about!

Need More Information?

Contact me or call 239-601-3174 for more information on the fabulous Naples beaches and our wonderful homes.

Remember, it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine!

 

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