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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Collier County charges $8 to get in, but I think it's well worth it if you want to have access to decent toilets, showers, snack bar and parking along a great beach. Kayaks, chairs, and umbrellas can be rented. Great location, great beach, great fun! Keep your eyes open and you're bound to see Gopher Tortoises, and if you're lucky... More

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Cleveland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

While the water was clear and warm, there are no amenities (food vendors, chair rentals) and the beach is more shell than sand. Made it hard with a toddler to enjoy the trip.

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