The sun is shining, the breeze is warm, and the seashells are rolling in on the gentle Gulf of Mexico surf. Southwest Florida beaches are open! We know you’re looking forward to feeling that white, powder-soft sand between your toes. And we’ll be here to welcome you to our family-friendly beaches when you arrive.

We can’t wait to see you on our Southwest Florida beaches!

Our beautiful beaches have something for everyone. Some beaches on our barrier islands offer quiet, pristine nature in city, county, and state parks, while others offer family fun and nightlife with beachfront cafes that offer food and drinks, live music, and even a game of volleyball.

Those who love Southwest Florida beaches have been eager to get out for a little vitamin sea and are excited about visiting the beach parks and preserves.

We’re happy to report that Southwest Florida beaches, beach accesses, beach parking lots, and beach parks’ public restrooms are all open during regular hours.

We can’t wait to see you on our Southwest Florida beaches!

What beaches are open in Lee County?

Lee County’s beach parks and beach accesses are open.

Lee County Beach Parks

  • Sanibel Causeway Islands
  • Bowman’s Beach Park, Sanibel Island
  • Turner Beach Park, Captiva Island
  • Alison Hagerup Beach Park, Captiva Island
  • San Carlos/Bunche Beach Preserve, Fort Myers mainland
  • Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Crescent Beach Family Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Bonita Beach Park, Bonita Springs
  • Little Hickory Island Beach Park, Bonita Springs

Lee County Beach Accesses

  • Andy Rosse Lane beach access, Captiva Island
  • Estero Island beach accesses, Fort Myers Beach
  • Dog Beach, Fort Myers Beach
  • Bonita Springs beach accesses
  • Boca Grande beach accesses

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office may assist with monitoring and educating the public at county beaches. County staff is assigned to clean all parking pay machines. Beachgoers should continue to follow CDC guidelines to keep themselves and others safe.


These amenities are also open in Lee County:

  • Piers
  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilions
  • Recreation centers
  • Soccer, lacrosse and football fields
  • Basketball courts
  • Splash pads and pools

Staff may be onsite to help encourage people to follow CDC guidelines, including social distancing. For more information about Lee County beaches and parks, visit Lee County Parks and Recreation.

Are Sanibel beaches open? Yes!

Beaches and all City-owned and operated parking lots are open:

  • Lighthouse Beach Park
  • Gulfside City Park
  • Tarpon Bay Beach
  • Blind Pass Beach

Lee County-operated Causeway Islands Beaches and Bowman’s Beach parking lots, as well as Captiva Island and other Lee County beach parks and accesses, are also open. For more information about Sanibel, visit City of Sanibel updates.

Is Fort Myers Beach open?

Beach parks, beach accesses, and parking are all open to the public on Fort Myers Beach. To stay updated, visit Town of Fort Myers Beach updates.

What is open in Collier County?

What Collier County beaches are open?

Collier County Beach Parks and Accesses 

Collier County beaches are open. If you don’t have a Collier County or City of Naples beach parking sticker, you may purchase a daily parking pass or pay hourly. For more information, visit Collier County’s COVID-19 page.

Collier County Beaches and Beach Accesses
  •  Barefoot Beach Preserve, Naples
  •  Bluebill parking lot access, Naples
  •  Clam Pass Beach, Naples
  •  Conner Park Beach, Naples
  •  North Gulfshore beach access, Naples
  •  South Marco beach access, Marco Island
  •  Tigertail Beach, Marco Island
  •  Vanderbilt Beach, Naples
  •  Vanderbilt Beach access, Naples
  •  Vanderbilt Extension, Naples

Beachcombers should continue to practice social distancing and avoid large groups. For specific information about beach parks in Collier County, visit Collier County’s Beaches page.

City of Naples Beach Parks and Accesses

The City of Naples beaches and beach parking lots are open. Beachgoers should continue following CDC guidelines: practice social distancing, avoid gathering in large groups, wash your hands frequently, and stay at home as much as possible. For additional information, visit the City of Naples COVID-19 updates.

City of Marco Island

Marco Island city-owned pedestrian beach accesses are open. Social distancing guidelines must be followed. The accesses near Marriott’s Crystal Shores hotel and Madeira condominium are open from sunrise to sundown.

Marco Island’s city-owned beaches, beach accesses, and parking lots are open. For more information and frequently asked questions, visit Marco Island COVID-19 information.


Which Southwest Florida Beaches in state parks are open?

Southwest Florida boasts many beautiful state parks. All parks are open during their regular hours. These four are most popular for their gorgeous beaches and pristine natural environments:

  • Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande
  • Cayo Costa State Park
  • Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples

Follow social distancing guidelines and limit group sizes. For current information about the status of Florida’s state parks, visit Florida State Parks’ safety updates.

Continued practice of safety recommendations

To keep our guests and team members safe as we proceed through Phase Three of reopening Florida’s beaches and businesses, we continue to follow the CDC’s recommended safety guidelines. Check our Guest Safety page to find out what else we do to ensure guests’ and the Royal Shell team’s safety. Also visit our COVID-19 Update page for current information.

Let us help plan your next Southwest Florida Beach vacation!

Have you been dreaming about a beach getaway? We’re taking reservations now and our vacation properties are filling up fast. Contact us and book your stay today. We can’t wait to see you on our sunny Southwest Florida beaches!