Bonita Springs Public Beach

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Bonita Springs Public Beach

Bonita Springs Public Beach
4.5
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Christoph L
Gerrards Cross, UK1,441 contributions
We stayed in the Bonita Beach and Tennis Club, just across the road from the beach where Doc's Beach House restaurant is.
The beach is great for those wanting to stay all day and lie in the sand and sun and take a dip in the water from time to time. Staying around Doc's is a great place because of the convenience of having a great place to eat and drink and all the watersports on offer there.
The beach is great for long beachwalks which we prefer. You can walk an hour and a half in each direction if you like to. It's very pleasant and the private villas along the beach are just amazing. If you like architecture then there are some great examples of fine houses here on view. Some of them are on rental via airbnb if you have some spare money (they're quite expensive to rent).
The sand is fine and comfortable to walk on and to lie on. Not as good as the fine white sandy beaches in the Caribbean like in Turks or Jamaica but this is as close as you can get.
The sunsets are amazing. I brought my small tripod for my cell/mobile and it worked a treat. Make sure you watch it at least once during your stay.
Written January 21, 2022
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Heidi F
Naples, FL8 contributions
Try to go at least once a weekend. Sometimes we find free parking just past the public parking lots....if not , we park at the lot next to Docs and pay by the hour with metered parking. I try to go early so we find parking and before it gets too crowded
Written July 5, 2020
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
This beach is a long strip of white sand, along which are numerous access points. We accessed it at Bonita Beach Park, at the south end of Hickory Boulevard. There is a reasonably good sized parking lot there. There are also rest rooms. Additionally, there is a lot of beach south of this spot that seems less crowded. Pleasant.
Written September 13, 2021
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William W
St. Petersburg, FL1,073 contributions
If you have never been to any of the Gulf beaches stretching from St. Petersburg Beach up to Clearwater Beach, you would consider this one fantastic. It's nice but the Tampa Bay area beaches are 10 time nicer: very deep not narrow beach areas, clean beautiful soft sand with very little shells to walk on except along the water line.

We live in St. Pete and this is our first Covid outing. Staying at a Naple Hotel so decided to drive up the coast to Fort Myers.

We did have a very nice walk along the beach. It was a Thursday and not many people on the beach so was easy to maintain distance from those walking or laying on the beach.

Would definitely recommend for anyone to check it out. If the main parking lot is full, drive North up the highway as there are Beach Access points every so many blocks with paid parking for 5-6 cars.
Written July 23, 2020
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emmsyd1
columbus, oh143 contributions
Family
Nice enough beach that is very busy peak season. Rentals available for chairs and umbrellas from a local lady, as well as at Doc’s (Bonita Beach Parasail). Get there early! Limited parking for $2 hour.
Written April 1, 2021
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Alan G
Bonita Springs, FL38 contributions
Nice beach with plenty of sand. The beach is clean and not overcrowded. Houses line the beach with a few communities putting out lounges for themselves. Nice beach to walk on. Not a lot of shells but some noted. There is a place to rent jet skis. There is a restaurant on the beach. Parking can be a problem especially in season
Written July 20, 2021
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Lori T
Dawsonville, GA2,497 contributions
Couples
We stopped for a picnic lunch on the beach as we drove from Key Largo to Sarasota. This looked like a nice beach based on the reviews and a convenient enough detour off the highway, but it really is NOT a visitor-friendly beach. There is not enough parking. Cars were lined up to get into the larger lot, and the other lots hold only 4-8 cars. We finally found a parking spot, and followed the public access walkway between houses to come out on a beach lined with mansions. We much prefer a natural looking beach with trees. As we walked along the beach, we found millions of shells, but they were all white and mostly broken, so not interesting to collect, and they made it uncomfortable walking the beach barefoot. We do NOT recommend this beach.
Written February 1, 2020
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,393 contributions
Early March is a perfect time for beach walking here looking for pretty shells and relaxing. One can understand why it is called Gateway to the Gulf of Mexico . The sand is delicate and white, the view picturesque in every direction.
Written April 12, 2020
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Sailgirl
Tampa, FL120 contributions
Friends
Beautiful beach! Easy access with paid parking (be prepared to stand in line to pay at the machine) Lots of shells and also found some sea glass. Didn’t find a shower to rinse off the salt and sand on the beach access walk or nearby. Not sure if they have one.
Written November 18, 2020
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aewilson11
Basehor, KS110 contributions
The beach has 10 or so access points along the road. However each spot might be limited to 4 cars. Just keep trying. The access points are just feet to the sand. The beach was super clean and calm.

As a tip, there are a number of thrift shops nearby to grab a cheap beach chair and then re-donate!

The homes and rentals on the drive are awesome to look up!
Written August 6, 2021
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