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Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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great beach

nice little beach. no facilities we had a great day at the beach. not crowed at all very few... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Mebucki
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Ohio
Fun beach at low tide with kids

We went to this beach with our kids 7, 7 and 3 because it looked like a fun place for kids to... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
wal1212
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Lancaster, PA
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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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“nice beach” (16 reviews)
“natural beach” (8 reviews)
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18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

nice little beach. no facilities we had a great day at the beach. not crowed at all very few swimmers most reading and sunbathing

1  Thank Mebucki
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We went to this beach with our kids 7, 7 and 3 because it looked like a fun place for kids to explore at low tide. We found hermit crabs, dead horseshoe crabs, crabs, etc. Was a fun place to walk around and explore. It's...More

Thank wal1212
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 2 small children here after the advice of locals. It's not a large beach and parking was limited but it is a nice, tucked away spot if you want to get sand in your shorts and not deal with hoards if tourists....More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Beautiful and peaceful beach to walk. Shells, sunsets, and a joy to walk, even when weather is cold. Parking can be a challenge sometimes.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Originally bought in the 1950s for the black population of Fort Myers, it then became much bigger and now you can even rent canoes and kayaks and enjoy the area without crossing the bridge to Fort Myers Beach (a bit crowded). Very quiet.

1  Thank Lynda S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Its neat and quiet beach.. love to go during summer.. best time is to go in the evening.. have a good walk and enjoy the sunset...

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank janegale1
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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

1  Thank Scott P
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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
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davechrish
1 April 2018|
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Response from cowboysoup | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of shells, which the kids loved. Didn't get in the water, so can't comment on snorkeling.
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homestead101868
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 !
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Nelson E
1 June 2017|
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