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Collier County, Naples, Marco Island restrict beach hours for 4th of July weekend

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 19:34:24-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Collier County Commissioners passed a motion Tuesday to modify beach operating hours for the 4th of July weekend.

The new hours will go into effect on Friday, July 3 through July 5.

Beaches will be open from sunrise to 11 am and reopen from 5 pm to sunset.

These restrictions will be in place until Miami Dade and Broward Counties open their beaches.

However, on weekdays — except for July 3 — Beaches are open during regular hours of operation with no further restrictions.

The City of Naples imposed similar restrictions.

The following will become effective from Wednesday, July 1 at 7 a.m. through 7 a.m., Tuesday, July 7 for Naples beach parking:

  • City of Naples and Collier County beach parking permits ONLY
  • No hourly beach parking (metered parking)
  • No parking on residential streets unless in properly marked parking areas
  • Fines remain at $200 with no early payment discount
  • Illegally parked vehicles will be towed

The following restriction will apply from Friday, July 3 through Tuesday, July 7 for Naples beaches:

7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • Chairs and umbrellas allowed (tents, grills, and coolers prohibited)
  • Walking, running, swimming, fishing, and paddleboarding allowed

5 p.m. – sunset

  • ONLY chairs and umbrellas allowed. (Tents, grills, and coolers prohibited)

Bathrooms will be open only when beaches are open

City Pier is CLOSED to foot traffic and fishing

City Dock is CLOSED to foot traffic. Fuel sales and charter fishing is allowed

City Landings (boat ramp) is open

Fireworks are prohibited on the beach at all times.

Collier County beaches on Marco Island will also be closed between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm over the holiday weekend.

The City of Marco Island, in coordination with Collier County and the City of Naples, will close the pedestrian beach access points between 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5.

Public beach parking lots will be open to vehicles with a Collier County beach parking sticker only. The Turtle Parking Lot will be closed on Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5.