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Barefoot Beach Preserve

Lely Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bancroft, Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful beach to hang out at and go swimming. Take some water and some shade though. We were only there for a couple hours and were all extremely sunburnt. This was in March. The biggest issue there was finding a parking spot. We went around and around waiting for someone to be leaving so we could park.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the most beautiful places to see and swim. The beach is covered with shells for those who want to add to their collections. The water, like most in the area is calm enough to swim as much as you'd like. A short walk from the parking lot to the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beach was absolutely gorgeous!! Lots of wildlife and seashells. Restrooms and outdoor showers available. We had a great time!! Just be sure to pack your lunch and bring your umbrellas and chairs.

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bonita springs,fl
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our favorite beach. In all of southwest Florida. Abundant wildlife very tropical feeling No need to go to the Caribbean islands. If you have this near you. There are only out door showers but they are good enough until you get home There are chairs, umbrellas to rent at reasonable cost. ONE BIG. . Negative if you have a sticker... More

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cincinnati
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Gorgeous stretch of beach thats a continuation of the public beach. Less crowded due to the 8 buck entry fee. Tons of shells on the beach so bring the correct foot wear if you like to take long walks.

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Oriskany Falls, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful pristine beach. Absolutely stunning houses on the road into the park and the beach was breath taking!

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nikitta28
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful beach. It is located inside a preserve inside what appears to be a gated community. You drive past gorgeous houses till to reach the entrance to the park. Dont be put-off by the gatehouse as you turn in off of Bonita Beach Road. You drive right past without stopping. Only construction vehicles need to check-in.... More

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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This beach is beautiful, clean and not too crowded. Lots of natural flora and fauna. Shells on the beach to collect.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to drive the hour and fifteen minutes from our home to try this beach because Doctor Beach named it in his top ten for 2014. We arrived, paid the $8 to park, had to park on the side of the road even though we got here at 10am. All no big deal. But then we for down on... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Parking is limited, but if you arrive for one of the excellent early morning nature programs and then enjoy the beach, you'll be all set! Entrance to the beach is along a road which passes magnificent homes so that in itself is enjoyable. All beaches around Naples are great, but this one is exceptional!

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