Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

11135 Gulfshore Dr.
239-597-6196

This popular destination boasts one of the most pristine stretch of beach in the world. Every day, this tropical beach paradise beckons visitors to partake in vast peaceful views of the Gulf of Mexico, and experience the many shorebirds and wildlife that gather here every year. Visitors arrive to this park to sunbathe, snorkel the reef, hike, bird-watch, fish, picnic, and search for seashells on a daily basis. There are specific areas designated for anglers to drop their lines in the northern areas of the park for trophy catches. Boaters will also find the launch area into Turkey Bay easily accessible for most vessels, in order to experience the delicate natural estuaries of the Cocohatchee River, leading out to the Gulf of Mexico. Guided tours and interpretive programs occur on a regular basis by experienced rangers and volunteers. There is a pavilion available to rent for special occasions, such as weddings and birthdays. A concessionaire, Naples Beach Adventures, is open in parking Lot #4 with food and beverages and rentals that include paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, umbrellas, and beach chairs. Beach wheelchairs are also available for reservation by the Park.


Reviews

Alexis

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Beautiful state park in west florida, the place is just gorgeous. The water, much like Vanderbilt beach is nice and warm at about 85°F regularly its mostly shallow for about the first 100 yards deepest it goes is around ~5 feet. There are some very convenient tables with seats about 20 meters from the beach where there is also a grill located. There are showers aswell available for when you are going to leave the park. Everything is well taken care of great job by the park rangers on keeping the park clean. Overall great visit would come again!

Randy Dame

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Beautiful place but watch your stuff someone stole my son's hammock while we were swimming. Rangers said they usually don't have any problems. We will be back tomorrow

Lindsey

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Friday, April 27, 2018
Love this park! The beach is beautiful and less crowded because you need a pass to get inside with a car. If you bike to the entrance you can walk in for free by the bathroom house walkway. There are public bathrooms at various locations through the park. It does close by sunset and they are pretty strict about people leaving by then, but you can at least catch the sunset and some good pictures and then leave. It only matters if you drove your car in, because they close the gate!

Dave O

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Excellent beach except for the dredging taking place. The outflow of the dredge was in front of lot #4 during our visit. It is unsightly, noisy and made the water murky. We were going to pack up and drive back down to lot #1 but were too lazy. Fortunately the thing shut off after an hour or so and better yet, had created a huge sandbar full of shells which more than made up for the first hour!!

john bustard

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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Love the mangroves and picnic tables in the shade however it's a shame that groups of people take over whole sections and place some personal items on every table (even though nobody in their group was sitting there)so that others can't use them and then blast their music. Also witnessed several people abusing a live horseshoe crab by flipping him over and poking him multiple times. After they finally left it alone my brother in law was able to carry it back into the ocean and helped it get away. I have been to this beach twice before and had a hamburger from the snack stand at lot 4 that was the worst I have ever had. So many other nice beaches in Southwest Florida that we will not return to this one. Its definitely beautiful but its over rated.

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