Clam Pass

Naples, Florida

Photo by h2kyaks

Clam Pass County Park consists of 35-acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3,200 linear feet of Gulf of Mexico sand and surf. Beach access may be obtained by walking or riding the free tram along the ¾ mile boardwalk through a mangrove forest. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities are plentiful, and sun-seekers will find turquoise water and soft sands. Parking is by beach parking sticker or daily fee. The park is open 8 a.m. to sundown, year-round. Onsite amenities include a handicapped beach wheelchair, restrooms, outdoor showers, kayak/canoe launch near the tram stop, kayak and catamaran rentals and a concession at the end of the boardwalk offers beach equipment rental, food and drinks. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers a free nature walk at 9 a.m. along the boardwalk and beach. No reservations required, meet at the tram stop if interested. This activity is seasonal and available December through April.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Clam Pass is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Collier beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.

Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Mondays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from Mid-April to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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Clam Pass

Naples, Florida

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Florida updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Clear

Photo by h2kyaks

Clam Pass County Park consists of 35-acres of mangrove forest, coastal dunes and 3,200 linear feet of Gulf of Mexico sand and surf. Beach access may be obtained by walking or riding the free tram along the ¾ mile boardwalk through a mangrove forest. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities are plentiful, and sun-seekers will find turquoise water and soft sands. Parking is by beach parking sticker or daily fee. The park is open 8 a.m. to sundown, year-round. Onsite amenities include a handicapped beach wheelchair, restrooms, outdoor showers, kayak/canoe launch near the tram stop, kayak and catamaran rentals and a concession at the end of the boardwalk offers beach equipment rental, food and drinks. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers a free nature walk at 9 a.m. along the boardwalk and beach. No reservations required, meet at the tram stop if interested. This activity is seasonal and available December through April.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Clam Pass is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) adopted new water quality criteria January 2016 for the Healthy Beaches program. They reflect the most current recommendations and water quality grant requirements in the 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Collier beaches are monitored by the Florida Healthy Beaches Program.

Monitoring results are collected bi-weekly on Mondays and results are posted to the Florida Healthy beaches website on Wednesday. Samples are collected year round, however the peak season is from Mid-April to November. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday.

The Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

Good = 0-35 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water;
Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water, and;
Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci / 100 mL of marine water.

The 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria recommends using 70 CFU per 100 mL as the Beach Action Value (BAV) to guide public health advisories. A Single Sample Maximum (SSM) at 70 CFU per 100 ml and a BAV are functionally the same. If the sample result is above the indicated value, the beach is resampled and tested the following day or a beach advisory is issued with the first test result. The Healthy Beaches program no longer uses geometric means to represent recreational water quality data.

On Swim Guide a beach is marked Green when it has a Good or Moderate standing meaning the SSM test results show Enterococci counts between 0- 70 cfu (colony forming units) / 100ml.
Swim Guide marks a beach Red when it has a Poor standing. This means the SSM test results show Enterococci counts exceeds the BAV of 70 cfu/100ml. These conservative advisories better inform vulnerable people (children, elderly, and the immunocompromised) who have elevated health risks due to water quality at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when no current or reliable monitoring information is available.

Please note: Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, also called flesh eating disease, is a naturally occurring bacteria in some of Florida's waters. This bacteria can be lethal, especially when contracted by individuals with compromised immune systems. Concentrations of the bacteria are higher in the mouths of rivers near oceans. The bacteria is most dangerous when ingested in raw seafood but recent deaths are attributed to individuals who have waded in water with broken skin. Beach goers are urged to use caution and consult a physician if you suspect you have come in contact with the bacteria.

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