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Take the moment to enjoy

A must do! We so enjoyed riding and pulling over to enjoy the water and views. Found some... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Beaufort, South Carolina

Join the islanders at sunset here on the inbound side of the road. Its relaxing and colorful with... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

A must do! We so enjoyed riding and pulling over to enjoy the water and views. Found some beautiful shells. Enjoys those fun relaxing moments.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank CYMattie
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I love leaning palm trees so for me this was a no brainer - stop! You can picnic here and even fish. A great location and introduction to the Island. I would recommend going on the Island more though as this is just a taste.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank AmyK2
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Join the islanders at sunset here on the inbound side of the road. Its relaxing and colorful with trees shading the people and outlining your photos!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dlretch16
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Many reviewers have it wrong: the Great Calusa Blueway is an amazing kayak route in Southwest Florida, and it has nothing to do with the Sanibel causeway!!! For those among us who are paddlers, the Great Calusa Blueway is a real gem! It gives you...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank desjardinsanne
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The Great Calusa Blueway is NOT the Sanibel Causeway. That is the road that takes you into Sanibel. The Great Calusa Blueway is the waterborne route to take up and down the Gulf Coast from barrier island of the coast of Bonita Springs up to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
4  Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed October 7, 2016

The bridge hops a few small pieces of land where you can stop and picnic, fish, or relax. The toll is only on the lanes headed to the island and it costs 5 dollars to cross it with a two axle vehicle. It's pretty but...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank dwmillerde
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This beach is not Bowman's but many locals come here to watch the sunset, no paid parking here. Can be a bit rocky to walk in the water, but if you just want to get your feet wet not bad at all.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Frederick O
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Although we did really enjoy the scenic drive, it was costly to go onto the island then pay the parking at the beaches which were sort of difficult to navigate for a first time explorer. We did find some nice shells. The water was mucky...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Traveling_addiction
Reviewed July 24, 2016

This is the most beautiful drive and it rivals the 7 Mile bridge to the Florida,Keys. You can stop along the way and simply pull off the road to enjoy the scenery, fish or have a picnic.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank l0nepalm
Reviewed February 9, 2016

We wanted to go kayaking on the blueway, but were really disappointed when we finally got there. There didn't seem to be anything to see, except the mangroves you can see from shore. The marina we stopped at for information, that was listed on the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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February 27, 2015|
Response from colten99 |
Yes, Gulfside City Park Beach has lots of shells is very conductive to swimming and lots of space and not very visited