The Dome Home was built in 1981 by an engineer who wanted to get away from it all. It’s now decaying and sinking into the sea. It’s only accessible by boat. We recommend Dreamlander Tours out of Goodland, Florida to bring you to the Cape Romano Dome home and beach. But you’d better hurry. Who knows how long it will be before this beautiful structure is overtaken by the sea?
Bird Gardens of Naples is not a great spot for photography unless you need some close-ups of parrots. Parrots are all in cages. You’ll get a guided tour and be allowed to go inside one of the cages with many different types of parrots. It’s a wonderful charity so please be sure to give a good donation if you go. It’s right on the road to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; so it might be a great place to stop on your way there.
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.
Barefoot Beach Preserve is right on the north edge of Collier County. It’s a great place for portrait photography since there are no high rise buildings. The white sand is pretty, but there are a lot of shells. It’s not the soft, fluffy white sand you’ll find on the beaches south of here. There are also pretty boardwalks for posing your subjects.
This is a great place for portrait photography as there is ample parking (paid) and a cute little shaded park just south of 18th, accessible from the beach.