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“Beautiful secluded beach”
Review of Bunche Beach

Bunche Beach
Ranked #12 of 113 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Visit Old Florida, where things are done naturally.San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve is a 718 acre beach and mangrove forest preserve with a variety of recreational opportunities to enjoy including: Bird Watching, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking (Boardwalk), Nature Study/Photography, Picnic Area, Swimming and Sun Bathing.Step back in time visiting San Carlos Bay- Bunche Beach Preserve, one of the few natural beaches framed with native vegetation and mangrove tunnels to explore by kayak or canoe. In 2010, public beach facilities were completed & opened with ADA parking, restrooms, fishing piers, kayak ramp, picnic tables, and a small boardwalk overlooking Rock Creek. On the white sandy beach, there is an ADA mobie mat that leads to an ADA picnic table. Bunche Beach is not a barrier island beach. It is narrow compared to the beaches on Sanibel and Fort Myers beach. This adds to its unique charm. This Beach is never crowded and easily accessible with no traffic concerns. Kayak and SUP rentals are available through the on site vendor, Kayak Excursions, which also sells bottled water and assorted sundries at the Activities center located just behind the beach.Enjoy a quiet day by the bay.
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful secluded beach”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I loved this beach. We went around 10 am and only one other family was there when we were. It was very quiet and peaceful. You can see both Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel from the beach. The water was nice, and there were a few shells on the shore.

Visited May 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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136 reviews
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“Quiet and beautiful”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stopped by this area for a couple hours just to relax and walk on the beach. Loved it because it was not crowded, nice and clean, and plenty of birds and water life to look at. There aren't any facilities here, so pack everything you need. Well worth the visit though.

Visited April 2013
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Bokeelia, Florida
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovers paradise”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I used to visit here after our once a week dinner outing. We looked forward to it just because of this beach. Beautiful place to come enjoy the sunset and watch the birds. Nice, quiet and relaxing.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Calm & Natural”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Parking was very easy and close to the beach...$2/hour. Some shade available if you get there early. A few picnic tables available, again, if you get there early. Beach was clean, sand was white, sun was warm and bright. No waves, most shells had algae & mud stains, White sand only on beach. Once you get in water, it is very silty/muddy. We enjoyed relaxing here and would go back.

Visited March 2013
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SW Florida
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“The only mainland beach in Lee County.”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Bunche Beach is roomy and pleasant with nice views of Bowditch Point and Fort Myers Beach. However, it is muddy and shallow, especially at low tide. Great for strolling and wading, not so hot for swimming. Limited parking.

Visited October 2012
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