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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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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What an amazing beach for both swimmers and shellers alike. A twenty minute walk to the end yields a treasure trove of shells. We filled our mesh bags to bursting. I found a rear alphabet cone shell and met a woman who not only found a larger alphabet cone shell but as well as the rarest shell in all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The drive through the Barefoot Beach community is a little long, but well worth it. The beach is pristine and the preserve is home to many Gopher Turtles. We were joking about all the signs asking people to take care driving because of the turtles, but then we saw two huge turtles as soon as we got out of the... More

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Bern
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We loved it there. We had quite big waves and enjoyed that as well as the many turtles that we have seen. It costs 8 USD but you can park the whole day. To get there you have to drive through a gated community.

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Dallas, Texas
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48 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love barefoot beach. It doesn't get to crazzy busy...and you can find a spot on the beach to yourself. The water was soooo warm this year and a great beach to shell hunt. We saw manatees this year come on by and lots of starfish in the water. Super lovely!

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South Denmark, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Long white beach with lots of shells and beautiful warm water. We went there on a Friday in July and we were almost alone. Lots of turtles on the parking lot and we even saw dolphins in the ocean. Bring lots of sunscreen, drinking water and food - and shade for yourself :-) It costs 8 USD to enter the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Our family of young children enjoyed the clean white sand beach with plenty of seashells to gather, big waves to surf, turtles roaming around, beautiful views, privacy, not overcrowded, and no limit on fun!

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Lakeland, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of our favorite beaches. Beautiful drive back to the beach. Very beautiful homes throughout. We love the possibility of seeing the gopher tortoises and this time did not disappoint. We saw one digging and several other snacking on grass. I love that there is a place to wash off that is shaded and out of the sun... More

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New Albany, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Barefoot Beach Preserve is really a diamond in the rough ! My husband and I finally visited it near the end of our vacation, and we can't wait to go back there! We originally went there for the nature trail which we loved. Then, we went to the shelter where a very informative and friendly volunteer docent described the Saturday... More

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

nice waves for the gulf side. we went there in the evening & the beach was clean & beautiful. the waves were fun to play in. athe restrooms were well kept & clean. the entrance fee included parking. The sunset was beautiful

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Bancroft, Ontario
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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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