Name of Place: Clam Pass Park
Location: Seagate Drive & Crayton Road (located in North Naples)
Coordinates: 26°12’43.1”N 81°48’41.6”W
Phone Number: (239) 252-4000
Hours: 8 a.m. to sundown
Cost: Public parking is free with a beach sticker. Without a sticker, there is an $8 parking fee.
Great for: Beach photography; boardwalk through the mangroves, shorebirds, eagles, hawks, osprey
Clam Pass is a beautiful beach for nature lovers. You can take the tram or walk the ¾ mile boardwalk through the mangroves. The boardwalk is a lovely place for portrait photography, but be aware it can be quite busy at times. There is lots of shade. Once you hit the beach, turn right (north) and walk another ¾ of a mile to the inlet. You’ll see lots of shorebirds and probably osprey, hawks and eagles.
The beach is not the best place for portrait photography. It’s a very small beach and quite crowded around the boardwalk. If you have customers, they may not want to walk ¾ of a mile to the quieter part of the beach.
Florida Photo Spots: Naples and Collier County
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