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Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Wanted to see sunset and git way more

Found on trip advisor looked interesting. Got there just before sunset, brought blanket and... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
via mobile
Depends on what you are looking for

Pros: quiet and few people there. Easy access. Parking is cheaper than other beaches, $2 per... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Brian G
Pendleton, United States
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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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“low tide” (40 reviews)
“nice beach” (15 reviews)
“natural beach” (8 reviews)
18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Found on trip advisor looked interesting. Got there just before sunset, brought blanket and cameras. My kids went crazy, the water tides recede and there's a mile of Sandy water areas to look for shells, crabs, starfish etc. Got the best pictures of everything..the sunset...More

1  Thank j77mge
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Pros: quiet and few people there. Easy access. Parking is cheaper than other beaches, $2 per hour. Cons: while it is clean, the sand and water aren't as pretty as other beaches. You won't find much for shells. We didn't enjoy walking this beach as...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 11 March 2016

very nice beach with nature instead of buildings around you. Birds, mammals, sea life abound. the little niches between the mangroves almost feel like you are on a private beach or cabana.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a nice clean, quiet beach. My wife & I went there recently and she enjoyed sitting in the sun with her feet in the water, reading her book while I went fishing. The only downside is the parking. You pay at a kiosk...More

Thank grblueman
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very serene and clean. Wildlife sounds were very peaceful. Will return. Try to rent a bike save the environment please. The walk is long and hot but still worth it to me. Shells were beautiful and plenty. Just a great place to relax and be...More

1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed 2 March 2016

If you don't want to be surrounded by shops and the commercial stuff of Ft Myers Beach this is a good option. Be aware that the restrooms are a significant distance from the beach. You will want to drive to the beach and pay for...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Bunche Beach is a not so crowded but very nice beach to go. At low tide you can walk for miles in the shallow waters and can see all kind of aquatic wildlife.

Thank wrpech
Reviewed 22 February 2016

we have had family photos taken on this beach and the background made for good pictures. It is a secluded and wild area that is much different than the busy time square area of the beach

Thank coachbob
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I like this beach as it a convenient location to me! I ride my bike here, as a lot of people do. Pay parking is available as well. Unfortunately the water is discolored by the recent problems with Lake Okeechobee. Beautiful still with views of...More

Thank jmm59
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Always wanted to walk on the bottom of the ocean? Wait until low tide and you can do just that here. Not sure just how far the tide recedes, but it is amazing how far out you can walk here. Also, a trail you can...More

1  Thank JhmKbm50063
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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
31 May 2017|
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1 March 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.