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Barefoot Beach Preserve

Address: 503 Barefoot Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Barefoot Beach on a Sunday afternoon. The water was clear and beautiful. Great shelling. The beach wasn't very crowded. Boardwalk was lovely. Nice restrooms. My family's new favorite beach in Florida!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Try it. Warm Gulf waters, well kept beach. Sometimes you'll get to swim with dolphins. Sometimes just others.

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Port Dover
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Barefoot Beach is situated at the end of an exclusive enclave of million dollar homes. There is a fee for entering the Preserve area. The beach is nice, but there are far nicer beaches at Bonita Beach and Fort Meyers Beach.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice large beach and easy access. close to Doc's so you can walk up and get a drink or food if you like. Make sure you stop by and say hello to "Beach Bob" the icon of Barefoot Beach!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We often see Gopher tortoises there. Last time we went we saw these two in the middle of the road - http://youtu.be/Dk21XzwNTMk

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I just don't see the difference between gulf beaches south of Sanibel. They all have the same things, water sand, houses and condos lining the beach. That is, except Lover's Key which is undeveloped mostly. This preserve is a little removed but not much.

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cape cod mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a blast with our 3 1/2 year old here. We got there right when they opened, played in the sand for a bit, then did the big hike. He was wiped out. He napped and we took the jogger and walked back through the posh neighborhood.

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful beach with bathroom facilities. But the only food available is snack food, like chips and pretzels, so make sure you bring your lunch and refreshments. Lots of shells for the picking along this calm beach. $8.00 admission fee into the park/preserve. If you are looking for more action and food options, you should consider Ft Myers beach instead.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have to drive through a housing community to get to the beach, Beautiful white sandy beach. There are a few small rental and concession stands

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We saw things here,like horshoe crabs and manta Rays,washed up that other beaches would not have. Lots of shells too, different from other shelling beaches , but sand is quite she'll laden, great walking stretches, unique habitats, gopher tortoise nesting habitats,moots of environmental education around, great for unique experiences. Loved it! Worth the $8 entrance fee, could spend as little... More 

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