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Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Small, expensive to park and ok view

I enjoy the many great beaches of Florida and I was excited to find a beach under two miles away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott P
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Fort Myers, Florida
Sandy beach

A great beach and kept up and very clean. Only tow handicapped parking speaces and they are used... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara K
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 22 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 30 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

Thank Cyntillate
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We went here hoping to see the sun set over the water but it was a really cloudy day and we didn't get to see much. However, our experience was still great. It was very peaceful and there were hardly any people at the beach....More

1  Thank shannendee
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We love Bunche Beach. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a nice day at the beach. No restaurants or bars or noise ! Just a beautiful beach with large shallow water areas and plenty of walk-able beach front. I'm reviewing it because...More

3  Thank teresaxo
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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
31 May 2017|
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Response from Eightbootsies | Reviewed this property |
Yes
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Patty H
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.
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