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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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If you are looking for a more private experience to curl up and read your book or walk along the natural beach shore line, this is a great place to do it. It has become more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite hidden/locals spots. When the tied is low you can place your chair very far out and walk around the visible sand bars. However once the tied is high the beach is very small.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Take Summerlin Rd thats 869 west, leads to San Carlos Bay and Bunche Beach. It's a wet lands area, includes mangroves, salt flats, and a wild Bunche sandy beach. Parking is $2. hour. They do rent Kayak's. It's on a bay, not the Gulf. The beach has a muddy bottom, at low tide it exposes sandbars, you can look for... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are looking for a more private experience to curl up and read your book or walk along the natural beach shore line, this is a great place to do it. It has become more popular in the last several years, especially during peak season, but it still offers a different experience. It's a great place to take children... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

this beach has incredible bird watching especially during low tide. It is best during winter and fall... the summer has the no see-ums at times... But we really enjoy this beach!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not sure why more people don't come to this beach, But kinda glad that they don't. The beach is awesome and has everything the bigger beaches have. If your in that area definitely check it out you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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

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