The Beach at Lowdermilk Park in Naples

Entrance to Lowdermilk Park and beach in Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald

Just off Gulf Shore Blvd North, Lowdermilk Park is one of the top beaches and parks in Naples, Florida. Ideal for families and those looking for water-based fun and recreation, this public beach park has 1,000 feet of pristine white sand and warm Gulf waters. Open daily from 8 a.m., it’s a popular place to relax, paddle, play volleyball, and go shell hunting. It’s also the perfect spot to visit later in the day and watch a spectacular Florida sunset. You may even see the rare “green flash” as the sun dips below the horizon.

What to expect on a day at the beach at Lowdermilk Park Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

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Naples Florida beach sunset with palm trees. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

From Lowdermilk Park you can see historic Naples Pier in the distance. If you want a pleasant stroll along the water’s edge you can actually walk to the pier and back on a round trip. However, there are plenty more excellent amenities to keep you busy within the park.

The Beach at Lowdermilk Park in Naples Naples, Florida public beach and park with 1,000 feet of soft white sand, volleyball, concessions, showers, and a kids playground. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

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Lowdermilk Park Amenities

Lowdermilk Park has everything you need for a fun day at the beach. Get there early if you want to make use of one of the complimentary thatched tiki huts overlooking the Gulf. There are picnic tables for enjoying lunch, a playground for children, a popular duck pond, and beach volleyball courts. Restrooms and outdoor showers are also available.

If you’re planning a family gathering, birthday celebration, or other events, the park has two gazebos that are available to rent for groups of up to 50. The South Gazebo is located by the park entrance while the North Gazebo is near the volleyball courts.

Lowdermilk Beach Park children's playground in Naples, Florida USA. Photo by Nita Ettinger Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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Lowdermilk Beach Park children's playground in Naples, Florida USA. Photo by Nita Ettinger Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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Duck with ducklings at the Lowdermilk Beach Park duck pond in Naples,Florida USA. Photo by Nita Ettinger. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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Concessions at Lowdermilk Park

If you’re planning to spend the day relaxing on the beach at Lowdermilk Park, you’ll appreciate Rita’s Italian Ices concession stand. As well as tasty ice cream, the offerings include hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and sausages. There are plenty of hot and cold drinks available too, such as coffee, water, and soda.

Lowdermilk Beach Park concessions Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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Lowdermilk Park is easy to access for those with strollers and wheelchairs. Beach wheelchairs with special tires are available at the concession stand and there’s a handicapped beach wheelchair ramp. Beach equipment rentals including standup paddle boards and kayaks are also available. Try your hand at one of the watersports, or sit back and enjoy people-watching at this laid-back Naples beach and park.

Fun activities at Lowdermilk Park and beach Naples, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

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Events at Lowdermilk Park in Naples

Residents, snowbirds, and vacationing visitors can join in the many community events organized at Lowdermilk Park. Check out the website for upcoming events. Popular activities include the John Clay 5K Race on Labor Day. Lowdermilk Park is also a popular place for locals-in-the-know to gather and watch the City of Naples fireworks display on Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.

How to spend the perfect beach day at Lowdermilk Park in Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey

Access to Lowdermilk Park is free, but those arriving by car will need to pay for parking or have a Beach Parking Permit issued by the City of Naples. Whether you opt to use the on-street parking meters or designated pay-by-space parking, the cost works out around $2.50 an hour and ticket machines take credit/debit cards as well as quarters.

How to spend the perfect beach day at Lowdermilk Park in Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

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Nita Ettinger is a Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.

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