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Barefoot Beach Preserve

503 Barefoot Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

To get to Barefoot Beach, you travel 1.5 miles through a very exclusive community, with bricked roads, and end up at this preserve. We rode our bikes there the first day, and loved the pristine condition of the beach. There is a nice building with bathrooms and tables underneath fans, where we sat during a heavy downpour. And the boardwalks... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

To get into Barefoot Beach Preserve you drive a mile or so past some very nice homes on a brick road lined with palm trees. It cost $8 per car once you get there. There are around three parking lots to choose from. We parked in the first one . The beach was nice to walk and wasn't overcrowded. Seashells... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you are looking for a beach more on the quiet side, try barefoot beach. The road is just 1 block away from Bonita Beach and the drive through the private gated community is a real treat. The homes are over the 5 million dollar mark and are spectacular to drive by. The beach itself has more of a secluded... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visit this beach every time we come to the area (usually four times a year)! It's a nature preserve and beach. You will likely see tortoises in or near the parking area and the natural setting is very pretty! There's even a short path to hike on at the very end of the peninsula. We enjoy walking to the... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful Beach and recreation area. Beach is sandy and a good spot for shelling and bird watching. There are rest room facilities, but from what I recall there is no place to purchase food, so bring your own. No barbecues either. I like to walk the beach and there is plenty of space to do that here. Parking is $8'... More

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MONTREAL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful natural beach. Lots of shells & white sand. No high-rises, just nature, birds, lots of fish and starfish. So tranquil. Only $8 to get in for the day.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This nature preserve has a wonderful beach with beautiful sand and shells and such. Good facilities also. You can go canoeing and tortoise watching and snake watching and all kinds of cool stuff. It DOES cost per vehicle to get in. You need to be aware of that. Enjoy, ~ Jeffrey

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Danville, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Excellent beach in every way. Ample parking, quick walk to beachfront. Not too busy. There are restrooms available at the preserve. The only downfall is that there isn't much available as far as food/drink offerings, so you should come prepared if you will need a snack/drink. You get to drive through a beautiful neighborhood to get to the beach. I... More

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Rotorua
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Private beaches with parking charge. Parasols are available to rent but were closed when we were there. Take shade with you. Narrow, sandy beach with dunes. Water is deeper here and the waves are fun.

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Camden, Arkansas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great park, nice beach and clear water. This is a wildlife preserve so it is a laid back quiet beach. If you walk the beach a ways you will have it all to yourself.

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