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Address: Estero, FL
Activities: Sunbathing

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Nice park and beach

This is a nice place to visit and relax on the beach away from the busy section of Times Sq. part of the Fort Myers Beach. There are bathroom facilities, showers and tables under... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a nice place to visit and relax on the beach away from the busy section of Times Sq. part of the Fort Myers Beach. There are bathroom facilities, showers and tables under a cover in case of rain or just shade.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Perfect spot if u wanna go to the beach & not be overwhelmed by the condo's, hotels & huge amts of people. Great beach walking @ the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach/Estero Island. Great efforts in conservation & now big improvements to the coastline & harbor on the channel. Parking can be tough, esp,in season, but well worth it-... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
46 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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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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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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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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