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Dont drive by

Well worth stopping for shelling, picnic or sun bathing. No crowds even during Spring break....my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
End of day perfection. . .

Plan your exit from the island, if you must, before sunset. That'll give you time to find a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth stopping for shelling, picnic or sun bathing. No crowds even during Spring break....my secret spot for shells 🤫

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shellover1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan your exit from the island, if you must, before sunset. That'll give you time to find a lonesome spot, neglected by others, to set up a folding chair, tripod and to get your camera set to the evening show. It's spectacular and not to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ttravel12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented a kayak for two. $55 usd for two hours plus $5 for parking. good fun but since the temperature has been high over the last week's, no manatees.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Minkster56
Reviewed 7 August 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 15 May 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 26 April 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 13 February 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 27 March 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 7 October 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 7 September 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
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28 February 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