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Great Calusa Blueway

Sanibel Island, FL
+1 239-433-3855
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Get your leaning palm tree picture here

I love leaning palm trees so for me this was a no brainer - stop! You can picnic here and even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AmyK2
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London, United Kingdom
sunset

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dlretch16
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank AmyK2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank dlretch16
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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

1  Thank desjardinsanne
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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

3  Thank RagsKP94
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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

Thank dwmillerde
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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.

Thank Frederick O
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Reviewed 30 August 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

Thank Traveling_addiction
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Reviewed 25 July 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.

Thank l0nepalm
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Reviewed 10 February 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

Thank businesstraveler05
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Really beautiful waters - check out the dolphins! The Great Calusa Blueway goes on and on - a real treat for those that wish to paddle through the mangroves. You might also get lucky and spot a manatee! Plenty of bird watching to be done...More

2  Thank Mako13Man
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Yes, Gulfside City Park Beach has lots of shells is very conductive to swimming and lots of space and not very visited
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