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Barefoot Beach Preserve

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Lovely sandy beach

The beach is beautiful with almost-white sand. Cabanas and umbrellas etc. are available for rent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam H
Bonita Springs, Florida
Worth the drive

A bit of a longer drive for us than some other beaches, but worth it. One of our favorites for... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Lonnie F
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503 Barefoot Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is beautiful with almost-white sand. Cabanas and umbrellas etc. are available for rent. There is ample undercover parking in ramp. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We’re from PA and have been visiting various beaches in the area. While this one is more secluded and maybe less busy than others, the amenities are lacking (tiny concession stand was closed) and the beach and shallow water is covered in broken shells. My...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RatherBatthebeach
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is definitely not a barefoot beach! There are so many shells on the beach that if you walk barefoot your feet will get cut. The beach is large and usually not crowded. It's an ok beach but I don't like it. It's not pretty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hiswifetheirmother
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A bit of a longer drive for us than some other beaches, but worth it. One of our favorites for sure. Watch out for turtles!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lonnie F
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful unspoiled beach with convenient parking lots and facilities for the first lot. If you parked in other parking lots you’d have to walk back to the bathroom and showers. White sand beaches with plenty of shells - not as many as Sanibel or Captiva...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 624kerrit
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Barefoot is a great beach to go to with younger children and families. I have been going since I was a little kid and it hasn't changed much. Its a great alternative to the busier beaches on Fort Myers Beach or even Naples. As it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lizs45
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Beautiful beach and preserve, a gem. Great for hiking through the trees and brush. Beach is rough/shelly so wear something on your feet. Drive slowly and respect the wildlife.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bill R
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a walk on the beach. Not as crowded as the public beach. You may see turtles too! Sand is less shelly too which is nice for northern feet.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Donna S
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The wildlife, walking trails and views for picture taking are great. The beach was mostly seashells and not really soft sand. A storm came in from the ocean while we were there and that was impressive to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Heck181
Reviewed September 3, 2018

One of our favorite beaches! Close to our house and a wonderful wal on the beach. Nice restrooms and washing off facilities.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darynda K
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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