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Bowditch Point Regional Park

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Address: Estero, FL
Activities: Sunbathing
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Really lovely and diverse park

This is a quiet and beautiful spot. There are white beaches with sparkling blue water complete with frolicking dolphins and sandpipers on the ocean side, there are mangrove swamps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Lisa P
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a quiet and beautiful spot. There are white beaches with sparkling blue water complete with frolicking dolphins and sandpipers on the ocean side, there are mangrove swamps (with brown water, it's the tannins), sandy grass areas full of Gopher Tortoises and their burrows, and lovely leafy shaded paths and boardwalks to see it all by. With parking, and... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

out of the way, but tough to find parking it is soooo popular. At dead end street and public pay parking.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You must pay to park. You will find some basic trails, showing what Florida would look like undisturbed. We saw huge turtles nesting in the sand shores.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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