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Bowditch Point Regional Park

Estero, FL
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Estero
Type: Parks
Activities: Sunbathing
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's a long ride to the end of Ft. Myers Beach if you're down near Lover's Key but we enjoyed seeing this small park and taking the grandkids through the mangroves. We pretended we were in a jungle and came upon different small beaches ......all in a very short visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

usually not crowded, has facilities and frequent trolley stops but concession usually closed when there January into March.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

I would haven given a 5 star review had the water not been brown. The beach itself is very nice and I enjoyed seeing the different feathered birds.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Bowditch Beach was recently renurished and widened for happy beachgoers. Beach is located at North end of Estero Island along Matanzas Pass. Beach area along pass is good place to view dolphins fishing with the ingoing and outgoing tide. Beach can be reached by the local buses that run along Estero Blvd, picking up hotel patrons without cars. There is... More

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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

If you are into birds you will love this location. There are a lot of shorebirds and wading birds that will be seen here. Oh, almost forgot...be careful when leaving the parking. Always look under car for Gopher tortoises they do make their home here at this park. Walk around and you will see their mounds.

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South Florida, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is one of my favorite getaways, not too many people know about this hidden treasure. Its a small corner of Ft Myers beach that has a great small trail that you can walk around and a few pavilions with grills. peace and Quiet that's what I get each time I visit. walk on the sand or just lay there... More

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This has been turned into a nice spot of preservation of Ft. Myers Beach that I remember from the 1960's. So glad that there will never be any high rise buildings built here and we can still roam thru the natural vegetation. Thanks!

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Rochester, New York
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We really like this park. It is off the beaten path yet it is still impossible to find a place to park. If you go, go very early in the morning.

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Peterborough, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Well we went to Bowditch Point Regional Park yesterday and well what a let down...we couldn't find what the attraction was....you might as well just walk along the beach [now the beach at Fort Meyers Beach is fabulous !!!] but as for the Regional Park there was really nothing to see and you're done in about 10 minutes....perhaps we missed... More

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Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Decided to take a walk from Pink Shell Resort down to the Bowditch Point Park area. The wildlife, the boats, the sun setting, and shelling made me love this beach area. September is a great time of year to go to FMB beach since the crowds have all but disappeared. Walking the beach a few weeks ago, only a couple... More

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