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Barefoot Beach Preserve

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Barefoot Beach, Jan 2019

That beach here was beautiful-lots of shelling, clean beach and not overly crowded, good... read more

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Hinckley, Minnesota
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Best beach for shelling

A great beach that goes on for miles, ample parking , no red tide, nice and clean. A whole lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
gary k
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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503 Barefoot Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That beach here was beautiful-lots of shelling, clean beach and not overly crowded, good facilities-bathrooms, etc).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ambeaufeaux
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great beach that goes on for miles, ample parking , no red tide, nice and clean. A whole lot of shells on the beach, nice restrooms, and rinse off areas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gary k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to see the sunset with our daughter, and got some beautiful pictures. It is an amazing spot and well maintained. It was Red Tide season, and it was evident someone had been taking care of the beach. We will be back this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JPAPMP2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The places you pass by to get to this beach are just amazing - how the other half live. The beach is a perfect place for shelling. Go at the end of the day and stay for the sunset.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Luanne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Barefoot Beach on a Sunday. I’m guessing this is the busiest since we had to park in lot 3. The beach has a lot of shells for water shoes are a good idea. There was plenty of room to put up your lawn...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun drive to this beach through neighborhood of large Florida apartment/condo buildings. Beautiful preserve with paths to hike, pretty beach with lots of shells to look at and many Osprey nests. We walked the beach for an hour or so. Admission $8 for day pass.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part about this beach is the drive to the beach through a beautiful neighborhood of multimillion dollar homes. The beach itself is small and crowded. Lots of shells, nearly as many as on Sanibel.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank calvinC951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beach! Beautiful white sand and fantastic sunset. Come early to park close. They rent chairs and you can ealk to Docs beachhouse for lunch

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Maarten B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite beaches in Southwest Florida. It is a nature and gopher tortoise preserve so they are strict about not smoking, no alcohol, etc. There is a food/beverage stand but it isn’t always open and they don’t serve alcohol. It is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cdubb518
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come to this beach when visiting Bonita. There’s a lot of parking, a concession and restrooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Christy G
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Robert D
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Reneecski | Reviewed this property |
I was there in April and it was just starting. I was coughing, it bothered me and it was not even a big deal at that time. I would investigate further since that was months ago and it is a much bigger deal now. Sorry not... More
Raquel M
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Simons38317 | Reviewed this property |
We have not been there recently. We have family that lives there and they do in fact tell us that the marine life is turning up on the shore dead:(
March 20, 2018|
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You just sign up and it’s free. Sometimes the free seminars or events don’t take place if they don’t have a volunteer to lead it.
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Erin B
Lafayette, Louisiana
Our first trip to the Ft. Myers/Naples/Estero area... advice (4 Replies)
My family (2 adults, 1 toddler & 1 10 year old) will be heading to camp at Koreshan State Historic Site March 27-31. It's a loooong drive for us, so we want to make the most of our days there. My kids like the beach, hubby likes "nature", and I like both, so we're trying to get in a little of it all. I want to avoid the spring break crowd of kids if possible, so I know we are probably avoiding Ft. Myers itself as much as possible. I have heard good things about the following areas, and...More
January 16, 2008|
Response fromlove_florida|
Your ideas are very good, but I'd drop Barefoot Beach. It's really just a public beach, and you'll find that at Lovers Key SP. There you can walk or bike nature trails and rent kayaks/canoes for paddling along the backwaters (they have guided kayak/canoe tours on certain days/times). The beach is ungroomed and natural. It's a great day trip (bring along a picnic!). You might also like The Conservancy of SW Florida. They have walking trails, an education center, and boat rides on the Gordon...More