Naples beach - looking South towards the Naples Pier.
Beach Site #1 - Naples Pier.
In use since the late 1800's this site is one of the best chances of finding older coins. Because
this site is heavily searched your best chances are after a storm has washed away enough sand to uncover the
deeper coins. This beach is also one of the busiest in the County, because of this there is also the possibility
of finding jewelry, best chances are very early morning (before the rest of us detectorists get there).
Beach Site #2 - Gordon's Pass.
The site of the first white settlers to the Naples area, this stretch of beach on the North side
of Gordon's Pass also holds the promise of older coins. Although not heavily searched, your best chances are
still after a storm has washed away enough sand to uncover the deeper coins.
Beach Site #3 - North Naples Beach.
North of the Naples Pier up to Bonita Springs is a long stretch of beach that has in the past, produced old Spanish silver coins after heavy storms. The source of these coins is unknown. There is no documented shipwrecks of that era in the Naples area.
Beach Site #4 - Barefoot Beach.
The North side of Wiggins Pass is called Barefoot Beach. Older coins can be found around the pass after storms wash out the beach. It is also good detecting around the concession area. Although the picture above looks like a picture perfect place to detect, the whole area is now (August 2013) under about 3-6 feet of beach renourishment sand. Of course the next big storm will wash it all away... the lighter unpacked sand from beach renourishment tends to do that.
Local Laws - Please Read
As always, get permission before you start detecting. If at a school - seek out the grounds keeper, if at a park - seek out the attendant. If the area you want to search appears to be on private property, get permission from the owner. The area beaches are pretty much wide open for detecting. The State Park (Delnor-Wiggins) will only allow hunting between the water and the toe of the dune. Please make sure you fill your holes, even on the beach or in the water! Dispose of any trash you dig up as well, it just takes a moment and shows the public we are responsible.