Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers beautiful sandy beaches, boating opportunities, overnight experiences, and events aimed at all ages. Technically a tropical park, these coastal lands are protected under Federal law. If you own any type of water vessel, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park has accommodations for you with a dedicated canoe and kayak launch, as well as two larger boat slips.
All of these facilities are free and come included with your daily admission. If you're looking to get out beachside but don't own a boat, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park offers rentals for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards. Several smaller creeks and rivers wind through the forested shores before exiting into the Gulf, so make sure you get some time in on these smaller sightseeing paths.
Canines aren't permitted on the rental craft. Owners can include their dogs on water expeditions at their discretion. Fishing is offered in several areas around Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, with most individuals preferring to do so from a boat on the Gulf of Mexico. Those looking to engage in the sport are permitted to do so provided you stay at least 300 feet away from the designated beach swimming areas.
You should also come with the proper licenses. No equipment rental exists, so any would-be anglers should show up with everything they need. Dogs are welcome to accompany fishers as long as they stay on a leash no longer than six feet in length. The Naples Beach Adventures restaurant arrived in 2006, which provides both sit-down experiences as well as a "to-go" window for individuals who aren't ready to get out of the sand quite yet.
Feel free to enjoy the deck and beach chairs with your dog as long as they stay restrained at all times. The park has beach wheelchairs, which are available for less able guests free of charge. These chairs are first-come, first-serve, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly. Visit the park's central office for more info and then visit the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.