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Heading to the Beach at Clam Pass

June 30, 2014

We are so fortunate in SW Florida to have LOTS of beaches to choose from.  Last weekend we decided to head down to one of my favorites, Clam Pass in Naples.

Clam Pass

Clam Pass is located off Seagate Drive and Crayton Road.  It’s a Collier County Park and is free to visitors with beach parking stickers.  If you don’t have a sticker don’t worry, it’s just a minimal charge.  The Waldorf Astoria and the County have an agreement to share the beach access so if you want a great place to stay close the the beach the Waldorf Astoria is a wonderful option too.

At the entrance to the park there is an area where you can borrow life vests for the little ones.  Great idea!

Clam Pass

You have two options to get to the beach, walk along the boardwalk or take a tram ride.  Both take you along the boardwalk through a mangrove forest.  We opted to walk as it was such a beautiful day.  It’s approximately a 6/10th of a mile so it’s an easy walk. Here’s a picture of the tram available to take you to the beach…hmm…we might have to take this back after a long beach walk.

Clam Pass

Here are a few pics of our walk along the way…BEAUTIFUL!!

Clam Pass

Clam Pass

Clam Pass

 

Clam Pass

At the end of the boardwalk you will run into a pavilion that houses a restaurant, chair and beach activity rentals and restrooms.  The Waldorf Astoria runs the restaurant and the food looks great..more about that in a minute.

Clam Pass

What a view!  Nice reward after a hot walk.

Clam Pass

Clam Pass

Beach Chairs, Kayaks and Paddle Boards are available for rent.  Head to the Tiki Hut for info.

Clam Pass

Clam Pass

Feel like treating yourself to something special?  Rent a Beach Lounge for the day…Sign me up!!

Clam Pass

Clam Pass

Hungry for a little lunch?  Just up the walkway is the beachside restaurant which offers some great choices.

Clam Pass

I decided to get the Clam Pass Chopped Salad with Fresh Fish.  It was really good!

Clam Pass

My husband got the Blackened Fish Sandwich and said it was great too.

Clam Pass

Nice view while eating lunch, right?!

Clam Pass

Time to head back… There’s the tram waiting for us!

Clam Pass

The next time you feel like heading to the beach, try out Clam Pass.

Clam Pass

It makes for a great day!

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