Barefoot Beach Preserve, Bonita Springs

Dig your feet into the sand and watch tortoises go by on Barefoot Beach Preserve, one of southwest Florida's last undeveloped barrier islands. Hike the short path for views of the ocean and lush vegetation and consider a guided walk with a ranger to learn about the area's plant and animal life. You can also pick up a free informative recreation guide. Restrooms, showers, and a concession stand at which you can purchase food and drinks and rent beach equipment are available. The preserve also provides parking for a fee. A visit to Barefoot Beach Preserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bonita Springs trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • We decided to visit based on TA reviews and were not disappointed. Although the hurricane had made some parts inaccessible, it was worth walking in the preserve.  more »
  • What a beautiful beach, loaded with seashells and it seems like you could walk it forever. Tide was strong so many broken sea shells but we just enjoyed the walk. Too bad there isn't much parking avai...  more »
  • Access to this beach runs through an area with extremely expensive homes. You think wrong first. Parking costs 8 USD. We are almost out on a turtle. You should therefore first before pulling away under your car see if there are any turtle below is. Row all the way through to the end of the parking lot (which is very long) and get there only. There are separate shelves paths to the beach. There are large amounts of pelicans flew about. At the end of the day we are via a footpath (saylors ' path ') to the end of the headland. There you have beautiful view on the lagoon behind it and we saw a group of dolphins swimming.
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