Barefoot Beach - Wiggins Pass State Park

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Real Estate Agent with Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL 676419

Wiggins PassBarefoot Beach and Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park are two parks located in Northern Collier County.  The parks are separated by Wiggins Pass, a water channel fed by the Cocohatchee River. 

Barefoot Beach is located south of Bonita Beach on Barefoot Beach Blvd. in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Park admission is $5.00.  Restroom, shower and snack service facilities are on site. 

Barefoot Beach Park is a Gopher Tortoise preserve.  This is an excellent location to catch a glimps of these dinosaurs in action.

Wiggins Pass is on the south side of the channel and accessible by car via 111th Avenue in Naples Park.  The fee for entry is $5.00 per car. 

Wiggins Pass is a popular destination for fishermen and boaters.  A boat ramp is located at the Cocohatchee River Park near the intersection of Vanderbilt Drive and Wiggins Pass Road.  

The boat ramp empties you into Water Turkey Bay, which runs via the South Channel into the Cocohatchee River. The docks at the boat ramp are ADA accessible.  The launch fee for the boat ramp is $5.00.  There is a small bait, supply store and fuel for marine vessels is available.  The Gulf of Mexico is about 15 minutes (idle speed) frpom the ramp and marina.  Read more about Wiggins Pass Activities.

The Gopher Tortoise is federally protected species click his photo below to learn more.

Enjoy the following photos from a mid-June excursion to the Wiggins Pass area:

Barefoot Beach DriftwoodBarefoot Beach Gopher Tortoise

Barefoot Beach Gopher TortoiseBarefoot Beach Boat

  

  

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Chris Griffith
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Thanks for stopping in! These are great beaches. The turtles are a scream.  They're like little tanks running all over the place.
Jun 12, 2007 03:54 AM #4
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Tell me...are those photos of sea turtles who cry when they lay their eggs?

Jun 12, 2007 05:30 AM #5
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Chris-

I can never get enough of Barefoot.  I practically live there on the weekends.  It is by far the most beautiful beach ever, and we are so lucky to be able to go there year round. 

Thanks for sharing your great photos. 

Molly

 

Jun 12, 2007 05:58 AM #6
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Chris Griffith
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Don't you love it Molly?!

JaneAnne, these are gopher tortoises.  THey only do land, they can't swim. They are vegetarian and live in burrows in the ground like a ... gopher!

Jun 12, 2007 06:17 AM #7
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And you have watch the gopher tortoises very carefully so they don't crawl under your car in the parking lot!  They have lost a few in the past few years because of this.  It's really sad.  They do a great job of making visitors to the park aware to look under their cars now, before they leave to help avoid any future accidents. 
Jun 12, 2007 06:22 AM #8
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Michele Connors
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I wish I could be sucked into the screen and plopped right on the white sandy beaches ! You have done (another) fine job capturing an audience and I certainly see you as the expert to your  market area.

Jun 12, 2007 07:04 AM #9
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John Evarts
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Chris, really beautiful pictures. I haven't been to Florida yet, but your pics make me wanna go!
Jun 12, 2007 09:10 AM #10
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Chris, This has got to be one of my favorites of your blogs.  Just great pictures.  I am feeling a bit land locked now. 
Jun 12, 2007 09:45 AM #11
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Michele, John  & Steve:  Thank you for taking the time to comment! 
Jun 12, 2007 12:50 PM #12
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Great pics and blog Chris.The one on top makes one want to jump in the sea.
Jun 12, 2007 03:39 PM #13
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Chris - I haven't been here often - your posts are a thing of beauty. Great pictures and info. I especially like the format of your posts and the additional information you provide.

Congrats on being chosen one of the top 25 this week.

Jun 16, 2007 11:23 AM #14
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Paula, I didn't know!  Thank you for the heads up.
Jun 16, 2007 11:36 AM #15
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It must be turtle season everywhere.  I saw three today trying to cross the road. 

Your beach pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!  MORE!!! MORE!!!

Jun 16, 2007 11:42 AM #16
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Hi Chris - what a tempting post this is, tempting and tantalizing to get down to that beach!!  Love these pictures!  You always have beautiful local content posts, and this is certainly no exception. 

Congrats on the Week in Review feature - very well deserved with this wonderful post!
Ann

Jun 16, 2007 12:43 PM #17
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Thank you Ann.  You're always a welcome visitor on my posts.  Maybe you should really visit.....say in February.
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Hi Chris,

Wow!  Beautiful post and so informative - just packed with good stuff.  Thanks for sharing and congrats on being featured as part of the Localism week in review.  Well deserved!

 

Jun 18, 2007 05:33 AM #19
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Cynthia Sloop
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Beautiful Pictures!  I want to wiggle my tows in the white sandy beach!  I love the pic of the turtle too!  Makes me want to be there.
Jun 18, 2007 01:29 PM #20
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Chris, I agree the pictures are terrific! I just got back from the Bahamas and I swear those pictures look like the same ones I took. Must be very relaxing.
Jun 19, 2007 04:07 AM #21
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I was reading that they had to pass a bill recently to keep developers from burying the nests of the Gopher Turtles in Florida... why did that take a bill?

One of the fun things about Florida is walking outside in your backyard and running smack dab into wildlife...

My favorite probably are some of the birds.

I had 50-60 wild parrots flying around in the spring!

Jun 19, 2007 04:43 AM #22
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I really appreciate you all stopping by and leaving a note. 

The gopher tortoise enjoy federal protection.

Jun 19, 2007 08:49 AM #23
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