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Address: 18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33931
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Description: Visit Old Florida, where things are done naturally.San Carlos Bay - Bunche...
Visit Old Florida, where things are done naturally.San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve is a 718 acre beach and mangrove forest preserve with a variety of recreational opportunities to enjoy including: Bird Watching, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking (Boardwalk), Nature Study/Photography, Picnic Area, Swimming and Sun Bathing.Step back in time visiting San Carlos Bay- Bunche Beach Preserve, one of the few natural beaches framed with native vegetation and mangrove tunnels to explore by kayak or canoe. In 2010, public beach facilities were completed & opened with ADA parking, restrooms, fishing piers, kayak ramp, picnic tables, and a small boardwalk overlooking Rock Creek. On the white sandy beach, there is an ADA mobie mat that leads to an ADA picnic table. Bunche Beach is not a barrier island beach. It is narrow compared to the beaches on Sanibel and Fort Myers beach. This adds to its unique charm. This Beach is never crowded and easily accessible with no traffic concerns. Kayak and SUP rentals are available through the on site vendor, Kayak Excursions, which also sells bottled water and assorted sundries at the Activities center located just behind the beach.Enjoy a quiet day by the bay.
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Hidden Secret

If you are visiting south Ft. Myers, you don't need to fight your way to Sanibel or Ft. Myers Beach. There's a hidden secret at the end of John Morris called Bunche Beach that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very shallow water at dusk as the tide rolls out exposing themany sea creatures that normally live beneath the wave. The grandkids love catching th crabs and finding live shells.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A great way to relax whether sun bathing going in the water, or going walking. This beach is a very quiet beach. Arrived there in a early morning and only a few people were there. If your looking for a quiet relaxing place to go this is a place to go!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting south Ft. Myers, you don't need to fight your way to Sanibel or Ft. Myers Beach. There's a hidden secret at the end of John Morris called Bunche Beach that will give you all the enjoyment of a full beach, plus a lot less hassle. Bunche Beach is located on Estero Bay. Plenty of sand for... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very beautiful, peaceful beach. Many kayackers, walkers. One can rent a kayack as well and as the day progressed; families and couples and just sole nature lovers enjoying.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We just found this beach a few months ago. Now it's our favorite beach for fishing along the mangroves and bird watching. This place is wonderful if you're a nature lover. It's close to parking at $2.00 per hour. There are kayak rentals available as well as basic restrooms. The only downside is that they don't allow pets.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Plenty of room to roam on the beach or to find a secluded spot near the beach. Many shore birds may be seen here. Car parking is a bit of a hassle

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Loved by locals, natural and diverse. Visit this beach if you are tired of everything being super manicured.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Don't forget to wear plenty of bug spray on this secluded natural beach for quiet sunsets amongst the wildlife.

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Lee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is currently an undiscovered beach to most. With this in mind I hesitate giving it the rating I will. We have been going here for years. Me to walk and fish and my bride to walk and look for (increasingly rare) shells. Great for sunrises and sunsets. Don't go to swim and, as a previous reviewer wrote, if you... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

In Fort Myers, there are different beaches for different occasions. Fort Myers Beach is for partying and drinking, Sanibel is for shelling. Captiva is for exclusion, and Bunche Beach is for nature. This beach has no facilities, save for a trash can and two picnic tables (there are restrooms up the block at the kayak launch). The water is too... More 

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Address: 18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33931
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers

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