Bowditch Point Park

Bowditch Point Park, Fort Myers Beach: Hours, Address, Bowditch Point Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bowditch Point Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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DawnY366
Canton, OH37 contributions
Beautiful Scenery!
Jan 2021
Beautiful, quite, serene place to walk around! Clean showers and bathrooms if coming off the peaceful beach! Nature at its finest!
Written February 11, 2021
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The Two Harbors
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Scenic and Serene Family-Friendly Escape just minutes from Fort Myers Beach and Pier!
Jan 2021 • Couples
We absolutely loved visiting Bowditch Point Park. Although we enjoy the hustle and bustle of Ft Myers Beach and its many restaurants and bars, we enjoyed the quiet nature trails, soft sand, and wildlife of Bowditch more.

Bowditch Point Park is a gem of a location and perfect for families, groups, or couples looking to get away from the noise and people-packed streets of the main drag of Estero Blvd and at the Fort Myers Pier.

Only a 20 minute walk (5 min bike ride) from the pier, Bowditch boasts handicap accessible boardwalks and trails, restrooms, foot washes, picnic pavilions and wide open beach space with great views of the Sanibel Causeway and the Gulf. This would be a wonderful spot for a sunset!

At low tide, walk the perimeter of the park along the beach and you will find tide pools filled with wildlife. We saw dolphin, starfish and crab! This area is also known for its saltwater birding and is at part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Manatee are also known to swim in these shallow waters on the bay side.

Parking is $2/hour. Free bike racks are also available. The LeeTran Trolley stops at Bowditch and this is a great way to visit without paying to park if you don't have a bike or want to walk from the pier! The Trolley is free from Bowditch to the plaza and is also accessible.
Written January 29, 2021
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AlphaRam
Broken Arrow, OK2,979 contributions
Paid Parking
Nov 2020
We only used this park as a turnaround for Estero Drive after seeing the rates to park. From what we saw, it looked beautiful. However, since we were already renting a house at the beach, we did not feel inclined to pay for parking to see a beach a couple of miles down from our beach.
Written December 12, 2020
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Kathy C
30 contributions
Quiet and pretty
Oct 2020 • Friends
Not a lot of trails to walk, but its still pretty. The picnic facilities look excellent!! All surrounded by water...very relaxing!!
Written October 29, 2020
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25yale
Fort Myers, FL4 contributions
Half year photos
Jun 2020 • Family
I love it its beautiful my fave side between ftyers beach and estero great for wedding,maternity birthdays pictures bnqs picnics a relaxing time with friends
Written June 29, 2020
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DeAnna
Louisville, KY78 contributions
Great Place to Explore!
Jun 2020
My family and I visited here on our last day of vacation last week and I am so glad we did! The beach is beautiful here. We didn't have much time, so it left areas unexplored, but what we did see, we loved. We spotted a star fish and three jelly fish while walking around the border of the shore. It was neat to watch the boats come in and out from the bay as well. Definitely a very neat area that screams a little more Florida and a little less attractiony. The restroom facilities were very nice as well. Great area for picnics. I believe the parking was $2/hour. We absolutely loved the short time we explored here and will definitely be going back to see the rest on our next trip.
Written June 24, 2020
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BeIrie
West Allis, WI141 contributions
Quiet beautiful place
Feb 2020
We love going to Bowditch. You need get there early during”season “ for parking, but the beach is long and deep so there is plenty of room to relax, walk, or wander through the trails within the park. If you get there early enough to view the Key West Express leaving you will get a great show from the dolphins playing and jumping in the ferry’s wake.
Written March 22, 2020
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Girl on the go
11 contributions
Free Walking Tour
Feb 2020 • Family
There is a free guided walking nature tour offered at this small park. (Check online for days & time) It was so interesting. We saw star fish & a gopher turtle! Take the tram. Clean restrooms.
Written February 26, 2020
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JAYBB1
Canal Winchester, OH185 contributions
Nice quiet place
Feb 2020
Beautiful & peaceful. Nice respite from the FMB craziness on the northern most point of the island. Great views of Sanibel & Ft. Myers.
Written February 26, 2020
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lindaofny
South Salem, NY244 contributions
Well equipped white sand beach.
Feb 2020 • Friends
Lovely facilities on a white sand beach. There are restrooms and dressing rooms. Very clean and pleasant. There’s a free tram to take nearby residents to the beach. When we pulled up to the parking lot, there was a car waiting. The driver explained that she was in a line waiting for a space. Within 10 minutes, a car pulled out and we pulled into a space - very civilized.
Written February 24, 2020
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