Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Some Southwest Florida attractions, restaurants, parks, and businesses may be operating at lower capacity or reduced hours of operation. Please contact the local business to confirm operating hours.

(Updated 6/13/22)

Face coverings are NOT required. Local businesses retain the authority to regulate face covering requirements within their establishment.

Residents and visitors are advised to follow all guidance from the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

Beach Updates

All Lee County Beaches and Beach Accesses are Open:

  • Boca Grande Beach Accesses, Boca Grande
  • Bonita Beach Park, Bonita Springs
  • Little Hickory Island Beach Park, Bonita Springs
  • Bonita Beach Accesses, Bonita Springs
  • San Carlos/Bunche Beach Preserve, Fort Myers
  • Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Crescent Beach Family Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Dog Beach Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Estero Island’s Beach Accesses, Fort Myers Beach
  • Lynn Hall Memorial Beach Park, Fort Myers Beach
  • Alison Hagerup Beach Park, Captiva Island
  • Andy Rosse Lane Park, Captiva Island
  • Bowman’s Beach Park, Sanibel Island
  • Causeway Islands, Sanibel Island
  • Turner Beach Park, Sanibel Island

Fort Myers Beach is now using Passport, the operating system that provides cashless payment options to cities and their parkers, enables users to pay to park in over 370 parking spaces across the beach.

Paying through the Passport Parking app is simple: drivers download the free app, create an account, choose a zone, and enter their parking space number to begin a session. By offering a cashless, contactless payment option for parking, users can easily and safely manage their parking sessions without having to touch meters and risk the spread of germs.

Sanibel Island city owned paid beach parking lots are open. For more information please contact the City of Sanibel at 239-472-3700.

For information specific to Lee County, visit www.leegov.com/covid-19 or for the locations of county-owned beaches, visit https://www.leegov.com/parks/beaches.

Some beaches are owned and managed by municipalities and the state in Lee County. Please visit the following websites for other beach updates:

Collier County Naples and Marco Island Public Beaches and Beach Accesses are Open

  • Collier County beach parks and parking facilities are now open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Visitors without County or City beach parking stickers may purchase a daily parking pass for $8 to enter the parking areas. Find more information here.
  • City of Naples beaches are open to normal operating hours and permitted activities seven days a week. 

Parking:

  • City of Naples & Collier County beach parking permits, hourly (metered parking).
  • No parking on residential streets unless in properly marked parking areas.
  • Illegally parked vehicles will be towed.

Collier County beaches, parking lots, and garages are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the week.

Sarasota County Beaches and Beach Accesses are Open

Lido Beach, a City of Sarasota beach is open.  

All Siesta Key, Lido Key, and Longboat Key public beach access parking locations are open.

Public restrooms at Bayfront Park and Joan M. Durant Park are open. 

Social Distancing Guidelines for Beaches

It is recommended that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing be followed on all beaches that are open; this includes separating by a minimum of six feet and not gathering in groups of more than 10. For more information visit the CDC website.

Restaurants and Bars are Open

Restaurant, bars, pubs, and nightclubs are open.

Retail Stores, Shops, and Boutiques

Southwest Florida retail shops, stores, and boutiques are open.

Museums and Libraries

Florida’s museums and libraries are open with full capacity.

Amusement Parks and Attractions

Florida amusement parks and attractions may operate at full capacity. 

Entertainment businesses such as movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses, and arcades may operate at full capacity.

Outdoor Activities and Recreations at Florida State Parks and Trails

Florida State Parks have re-opened parks and trails throughout the state. Visitors to Florida state parks should expect the possibility of limited hours, capacity, and amenities. View the list of Florida State Parks and trails.

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For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Florida, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling (866) 779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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