If things are not in sight, does that mean they don't exist? This beach in Florida is beautifully hidden at the end of a tunnel of mangroves with coastal views of the Gulf of Mexico. Clam Pass Beach is a little gem in Naples featuring a boardwalk that leads to a secluded beach where you can relax without distractions.

The mangroves covering the boardwalk can be deceiving at first, but at the end of your stroll, you will discover a beach with a mix of saltwater and freshwater from the marshes. 

The beach is situated on a 35-acres of protected mangroves creating a one-of-a-kind landscape where wildlife coexist. This is a great place to watch for wildlife such as butterflies, eagles, osprey, hawks, and seabirds.

The picturesque beach with white sand offers swimmers the ultimate escape from the busyness of the city. The pass acts as a natural lazy river where visitors can float and paddleboard at ease.

At the end of the walkway, visitors can find a snack bar with chairs and umbrellas overlooking the coast. You can also rent beach gear for the day in this area.

This natural habitat is one of Florida's best-kept secret where a canopy of black, white and red mangroves keep it out of sight from tourists. Its hidden status makes it one of those places to bring your date and keep it between friends. 

The beach is open daily from 8 am until sunset. Visitors are free to walk the tram to enter the beach or take a tram all the way to the area. Though the stroll makes this discovery more special and unique.

Clam Pass Beach

Address: 465 Seagate Dr, Naples, FL 34103

Hours: Daily 8 am to sunset

Why you need to go: This local paradise is hidden among a tunnel of mangroves making it the ideal summer escape near the city.


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