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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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Estero, FL
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176 reviews 176 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Love this beach area. You can park right off Bonita Beach Road or drive in through the neighborhood to the end of the road and parking too. Can be crowded and sometimes not so it likely depends on the day and time of day.

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Kansas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We have been in the Naples/Ft. Myers area for 2 1/2 months. We have visited this beach twice. Drive through a very upscale gated housing area to the end of the road. Several places to access the beach. We found several shells on this beach. Beware, it will be very crowded on a nice warm day. $8 for parking for... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great beach for swimming, beach walks, or just sitting and listening to the waves. Best shelling is at southern end. You are likely to see gopher tortoises, a variety of birds, and occasionally some dolphins swimming near the shore.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It has a great oceanfront and nature reserve that you can walk through. A great place to see different types of animals in the nature walk.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Barefoot Beach just may be the best beach in Naples - Bonita area. Located off Bonita Beach road, at light for Barefoot Beach community. Simply drive past Gate House, past stunning homes and condos, and drive 1.5 miles. Parking is $8.00 per day. Rest rooms and even a vendor serving hot dogs, subs, soft drinks, and ice cream. Worth the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After driving through multi-million dollar homes you reach the preserve. The parking area is nice the restrooms have compostable toilets. The nature trail was just a dirt path that is not stroller or wheelchair friendly with some wet spots or deep sand. In the areas you can access the beach off the trail, there was a 18 inch to two... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Loved this beach- so many shells and plenty of places to grab a spot and soak up some sun. I enjoyed the pathways they had to the different facilities. Found some of the gopher turtles that they had sign up about which was really cool! Great beach for walking too.

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Sarnia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We spent a few hours just relaxing and then shell picking.This property is through a gated community and costs $8. It is well worth the price. Take your own food & drinks. Washrooms are not readily availible. Still though, a fantastic place.

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London, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Looking for a unique beach escape for the day? Barefoot Beach Preserve Park is located about a 20 minute drive from both Ft.Myers and Naples. You access Barefoot Beach Park by driving though a winding street surrounded by palm trees stretching up to the clouds, and a gorgeous residential area. This is perhaps the most unique entrance to any park... More 

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michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Kids enjoyed their stay here and they would have stayed all day, if it wasn't for the strong sun. Beautiful and clean place and fairly quiet.

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