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Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Neat Nature Walk

We took our god kids here one morning and it turned out to be a really fun adventure. Just walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing sunset

Amazing evening sunset beautiful but equally lovely beach to visit during daytime very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Fort Myers, Florida
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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.
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  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our god kids here one morning and it turned out to be a really fun adventure. Just walking along the beach they spotted baby horseshoe crabs, a tiny pufferfish, and a small eel all in the morning tide pools. The kids really loved...More

Thank SallyB110
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing evening sunset beautiful but equally lovely beach to visit during daytime very relaxing clean beach.

Thank janegale1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I enjoy the many great beaches of Florida and I was excited to find a beach under two miles away from my home, only to be disappointed. First, the parking is $2 an hour and the lack of parking spaces make this beach even more...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A great beach and kept up and very clean. Only tow handicapped parking speaces and they are used most of the time. A couple of picnic tables on beach and some palms on the beach so there is some shade for those that want it....More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Love to go to this beach and pAddleboard. There are usually few waves and lots of creatures to see. Great family beach.

Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I recently visited my son and future daughter-in-law in Ft. Myers. They are nature lovers with kayaks, and Bunche Beach is their favorite beach in the area. We enjoyed our day there very much. It is clean and quiet, and no big crowds of people....More

Thank jillqkc
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Took the family to Bunche Beach and was excited, but they started charging for parking along the road $2.00 an hour which was a surprise!!

Thank KevinSChina
Reviewed 20 June 2017

. get there early to park at least by 10am. really no people there. the bathrooms are down the road before the parking for beach so that's a little bit of a pain.

Thank Pris V
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I decided I needed to see a sunset, so, I chose this beach. It was early evening and there were some parking spots. People told me earlier in the day that it had been difficult to park. You pay $2 an hour to park along...More

1  Thank Cyntillate
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Bunche Beach. It was quiet and peaceful, without a lot of people. Parking is limited, but we didn't have an issue finding a place.

2  Thank JSR_Adventures
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Dorothy M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not. It used to be some time ago but the Sheriff patrols have stopped that and it is a regular beach for walking and sunbathing. It is very safe !
Nelson E
1 June 2017|
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Response from merlyn26 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is very limited. Be sure to wear shoes as there is a lot of debris and it is not a real sandy beach, however you can walk out into the water which was only ankle high when I was there.