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Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda

Boats on the Beach Program in the City of Naples

Ever wonder about whose boats those are that are pulled up onto the beach in Naples? The City of Naples has a “Boats on the Beach” program for City residents to store non-motorized vessels on public property at specific locations on the beach. There are five sand locations for Hobie Cats, small sailboats and other similar vessels. In addition to the sand locations, the City of Naples has a total of three kayak racks at two locations which hold six kayaks or canoes not to exceed a length of 15 feet.

Boats on the Beach Program - NaplesThe locations are:

  • 18th Avenue South
  • 17th Avenue South
  • 1st Avenue South
  • Central Avenue
  • Via Miramar Beach Access (on Gulfshore Boulevard in The Moorings)

For the sand locations, there is a $240 annual fee for the space rental and, if there is a waiting list at the time there is a non-refundable $25 wait list fee. One rental per person or family is allowed and the permit is good from October 1st to September 30th of the following year.

Locations for the kayak racks are:

  • 3rd Avenue North (2 racks in that location)
  • Lowdermilk Park (1 rack in that location)

For the kayak racks, the rental fee is $120 per year and there is no wait list fee. You can store one boat per rack. The policy for one person or family remains the same as the sand locations as well as the dates for the permit.

If you are a City of Naples property owner, you can submit your application (click here for the application) with a copy of your driver’s license (and a copy of your tax bill if you are a part time resident) to:

City of Naples
Attention: Boats on the Beach Program
280 Riverside Circle
Naples, Florida 34102

Call (239) 213-7120 with any questions.

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Ellie at 239-776-5077   or    Ellie@StepsToTheBeach.com • Tim at 239-272-4848   or   TimCranch@StepsToTheBeach.com

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Naples, FL Communities We Serve:

Aqualane Shores (Boating) –  Olde Naples (Beach Cottages & Luxury Estates)  –  Coquina Sands (Beach & Bay)  – The Moorings (Beach & Bay)  –  Park Shore (Beach & Bay)  –  Seagate  –  Pelican Bay (Beach & Golf)  –  Pelican Marsh  –  Vanderbilt Beach (Beach Front)  –  Connors (Boating)  –  Naples Park (Walk to Beach)   –  Monterey  –   Autumn Woods  –  The Dunes  (Resort Style)  –  Pelican Isle Yacht Club Condominiums (Boating) –  Tarpon Cove  –  Audubon Country Club  (Golf)  –  Banyan Woods  –  Vineyards  – 

Bonita Springs, FL Communities We Serve:

Barefoot Beach (Beach & Boating)  –  Bonita Beach (Beach Front Homes & Condos)  –  Highland Woods (Bundled Golf)  –  Spanish Wells (Golf)  –  Vanderbilt Lakes  (Lake View Homes)