Barefoot Beach Preserve, Bonita Springs

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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. By using our Bonita Springs vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Barefoot Beach Preserve and other attractions in Bonita Springs.
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  • August 10, 2017
    A trip from Fort MYERS Beach. We parked at number one and went down to the beach. Very nice beach with good swimming. We went for a ride on the aisles between the beach and the parking lot and was lucky to got to see tortoises that ate grass. After a few moments, swam a few dolphins passing out in the ocean. Totally worth to visit and stay for a few hours.
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  • August 9, 2017
    You must drive thru an area of VERY expensive homes/condos to get to Ranger Station and beach. Fee is $8.00. Loved seeing the all red brick road all the way to beach. We prefer a beach with some shade...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This is a beautiful beach with lots of nature. We have seen turtles (drive carefully, they walk on the road!), many birds and dolphins close to us in the sea. Quiet beach with nice hot water. You can rent a parasol for $25,-. Parking for a whole day is $8,-. The ride is beautiful, by residential complex with beautiful trees. A must!
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