|The beaches of Collier County and the City of Naples are some of the most beautiful
beaches in the world, and it’s not just by coincidence. Many resources
are constantly devoted in order to maintain the beaches that all of us enjoy,
and we can all play a part in maintaining this high standard of excellence.
As the population of Naples continues to grow, and the number of
visitors to the area increases, so to does the amount of litter that can be
the beaches. When you are preparing to leave the beach, and are gathering up
all your belongings, please do not leave your trash behind. There are plenty
of trash disposal containers located at every beach to accommodate you. The
simple act of disposing your trash properly can go a long way towards protecting
the fine beaches of Naples, Florida.
Naples, Florida beaches do not permit glass containers, the consumption
of alcoholic beverages, pets, bicycles, motorized vehicles or scooters, and
The City and County do have beach patrol officers monitoring the Naples, Florida
beaches, and they will ticket you for violation of these rules.
Getting stung by a stingray is a really painful experience, and
though its not full proof, the Stingray Shuffle can help you to avoid this
experience. The Stingray Shuffle is accomplished by shuffling your feet slowly
through the sand once you have stepped into the water. In doing so, you will
be sending out a series of vibrations that warn a stingray of your presence,
and provide it the opportunity to move out of your way.
If you do get stung by a stingray, wash the wound with cold salt water, using
a washcloth. Then remove any bit of the fish or its spine from the wound because
it will continue releasing poison. Soak the wound in very hot water (approximately
105° F) for 30 to 90 minutes. The venom from stingrays and many other poisonous
fish breaks down in hot water, so the pain should ease significantly. You don't
usually receive antibiotics for a ray sting, but you would want to apply an
antiseptic like Neosporin.
Though rare, some people may develop a severe allergic reaction if stung by
a stingray, so it’s always a good idea to seek immediate medical assistance.
The peak stingray season for the Naples Florida area is May thru October.
Even though you are solely responsible for your own possessions when
visiting any of the Naples, Florida beaches, it’s always a great idea to make
acquaintances with your “beach neighbors”. In doing so, you have
will have another set of eyes watching your belongings in case you decide to
go for a swim, take a walk, or throw a Frisbee. As we hope it goes without
saying, use your own discretion as to whom you entrust to watch your belongings.