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Bunche Beach

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Address: 18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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Visit Old Florida, where things are done naturally.San Carlos Bay - Bunche...

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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Meditation and relaxation in private beach with wildlife watching supreme.

An escape location with all the natural beauty and shell life the seas may provide. Need a little solitude and a perfect location for sunsets, you have found that paradise here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this beach. It is small and not as sandy as Ft. Meyers. You are able to walk out into the water. The sand was extremely soft and if your feet hurt (which mine did) the water felt great. I found a star fish, this was the first time I had ever seen one alive. The sunset was beautiful... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An escape location with all the natural beauty and shell life the seas may provide. Need a little solitude and a perfect location for sunsets, you have found that paradise here. This was such a great afternoon and sunset location expected more photographers recording Florida highlights in Ft Meyer, Lee County area. Photos reflect some of the shellfish life and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The concierge at our hotel told us about this secret spot - it is fantastic. Came at low tide and there were birds everywhere and the views are stunning. Lots of shells, although most were alive, so you can't take them but they were so beautiful to see! Great place to explore nature. The Sanibel Sea School was here with... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sun was setting and I did a quick turn to watch the sunset. Beautiful colors in the sky and fun watching the ducks paddle by. A nice break on my drive home. Friendly people in the park all enjoying the great view.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

a literal escape from all of the tourist. From my understanding this used to be a slave beach and today it is an escape from the tourist at Fort Myers Beach and is quite serene and a great place to reflect with loved ones or alone.

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Bunche Beach is a San Carlos Bay beach, not a Gulf of Mexico beach. Parking is $2 per hour which perhaps makes it more appealing to some than Sanibel Causeway beaches where you have to pay a $6 toll. However, like most things in life, you get what you pay for. While I would recommend a visit here just so... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I visited Bunche Beach yesterday 1/6/2017. My previous visit was Mar 2016 . At that time massive fresh water releases from Lake O had caused the water in the bay to become brownish in color but there did not appear to be any other deleterious effects. What a difference nine months makes. On my most recent visit I walked the... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This could be such a nice little spot for beach goers if the red tide didn't happen so much. Most of Fort Myers beaches have had this problem for as long as we have been coming down in the winter, due from the over flow of the river into the ocean. The city knows the problem but has failed to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent several hours here, had a picnic and played on the sandbars. The water was clean and refreshing and the beach wasn't too busy which was lovely. Would definitely visit again.

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Unionville, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is our 'go to' beach as it is not fancy, and has no attractions, but it is never too crowded to visit. Bring a bottle of water and a beach chair and enjoy. Parking is metered parking and a bit pricey perhaps - $1.00 or $2.00 per hour - but worth it.

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