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Barefoot Beach Preserve

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Address: 503 Barefoot Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Clean, peaceful beach and nature preserve

Nice, clean, wide beach with ample parking and just a short walk to the water from one of 3 parking lots. Great learning center programs 'in-season' in the Learning Center... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Nice, clean, wide beach with ample parking and just a short walk to the water from one of 3 parking lots. Great learning center programs 'in-season' in the Learning Center building that is managed by polite and helpful volunteers. Light fare is offered (drinks, ice cream, sandwiches) and there are clean rest rooms facilities.

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huguenot new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We love to take morning walks on the beach. We saw so many pelicans, dolphins, osprey, starfish, too many birds to name them all. And lots of shells. Unfortunately they had red tide while we were there so we did not swim.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great family beach. No big crowds. No trash. It is like having your own private beach. You can walk to Docs Beach House for lunch!

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Vestal, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My wife and I always make it a stop when we travel to Naples. We have walked up and down the beach many times and are amazed at the view! A perfect place if you are looking to see and feel what the word vacation really means. The sunset is amazing as well, we usually head over to Doc's Beach... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a hidden gem. Once you go through the gated community and pay your $8, there is a beautiful beach and abundant wildlife. We saw many dolphin and about 15 large gopher tortoises, moving around, eating, going into burrows - a real treat for us - even a raccoon which wandered out of the trees just in front of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Lots of parking ($8 per car) A short walk from the parking lot and your on one of the nicest beaches in SW Florida. Not crowded at all and lots of wildlife around the area.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

You have to go thru the community of Lely Barefoot beach to get to this but it has a lot more parking then the Bonita or Collier side beach parking. There is a real nice bathroom and showers and some picnic tables. There is also a walking trail. I believe it is $8 per car for the whole day. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were greeted at Barefoot Beach by gopher turtles and osprey. The beach wasn't very crowded, even for the week of Thanksgiving. If you have a Collier County beach pass, you are waved through the neighborhood access. Highly recommend.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Great beach, approx. 4 miles long. You enter through an exclusive, gated neighborhood of custom homes. Barefoot Beach is actually Wiggins Island with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and a Wiggins Bay on the other side. Good beach for shells, fishing or just enjoying the Gulf of Mexico. You can rent lounge chair, and Beach Umbrella if you... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a very nice state park $6.00 (may have gone up to $8.00) to get in for the whole day. Lots of parking, nice restrooms, and a snack bar (in season). Watch for the gopher tortoises!! They like to lay under your car!! Quieter than alot of beaches.

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