Clam Pass Park is a gorgeous, family-friendly beach with soft white sand, calm waters, and is one of the most popular beaches in the Naples.
Clam Pass Beach Park remains a well-kept secret mostly because of the somewhat hidden access from the intersection of Seagate Drive and Crayton Road.
Don’t be confused if it looks like you are approaching the entrance to the Naples Grande Beach Resort and Hotel – just stay on course straight ahead.
From the parking lot, you can either walk along the boardwalk through the mangrove forest or jump on the free tram to ride out to the beach
The tram runs continuously so there’s never much of a wait to get on board.
The tram ride in is almost as cool as the beach its self. If you enjoy bird watching, then you’ll enjoy the trip along the boardwalk.
You're surrounded by of mangrove trees – red, black and white and as you cross a bridge that spans an estuary which is habitat to lots of local wildlife.
You’ll find amenities at the beach including rentals of all kinds of beach equipment from umbrellas to kayaks, comfy lounge chairs, picnic areas, showers rest rooms and beach wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis.
The restaurant has a full menu with alcoholic beverages available aside from the thirst quenching drinks you would expect at the beach.
Naples is known for its beautiful beaches where the water is warm and calm with magnificent sunsets.
With its palm trees and South Florida natural landscape, is a relaxing place to swim or just sit and enjoy the sun "Or" floatin' down clam pass.
A pristine beach on the Gulf of Mexico, offers some of the best shelling opportunities on the Gulf coast and a excellent place to see wading birds and shorebirds among the Florida beach landscape.
The pass itself is a narrow river-like opening in the mangroves, shallow enough an adult can stand at the center except at the highest tide.
If you hop into the waters of the pass, you are gently swept away by the tide.
If the tide is coming in, you float into a shallow mangrove-fringed lagoon. If the tide is going out, you float out into the Gulf, which remains shallow for a great distance.
It’s a natural "lazy river" adventure, where the pull and depth of the water is safe but still fun.
If you walk north along the beach, you’ll come to a shallow channel that separates Clam Pass Beach Park from the south end of the private beach at Pelican Bay.
Keep walking along the shoreline. On the right-hand side, you’ll find a tree that local kids use to launch themselves over the water after they climb up on the branches.
Aside from lots of fun, this section is very naturally scenic and worth the stroll up the beach.