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Bunche Beach

18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707
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I loved this place

We went here hoping to see the sun set over the water but it was a really cloudy day and we didn't... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Off the beaten path.

We love Bunche Beach. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a nice day at the beach. No... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Wheatfield, New York
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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 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
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Get there early so you can park on the street. There is a parking lot but it is a distance away. If that's what you need to do, drop off your beach stuff b4 you park. Nice beach with plenty of sand and birds.

1  Thank Sherri N
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Bunche beach is a hidden gem of a beach. At times during the week, it isn't too crowded and parking is nearby. You can also rent kayaks at a local concession stand. It is a great place to getaway for a couple of hours or...More

1  Thank Patti2
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I have visited this beach a couple of times. The first time, the "no seeums" just about carried me off in spite of my insect repellent. The second time was wonderful. There were more people there, but no bugs! My friend and I were able...More

3  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very glad we stumbled across this beach. Very close to the hotel we were staying at and made a great walk In the evening to watch the sunset. Busy at times but for the most part it was a great place to relax in the...More

1  Thank court1545
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Bunche Beach is very accessible. Great place to walk, bird watch, fish, or sit and just enjoy people watching and the water.

Thank Lee Anne C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Clean, good parking and quiet atmosphere. Bring your own chairs and suntan lotion ! Clean water and enjoyable hours in the sun !

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sandy beach along the bay. Water is very shallow, no waves, generally warmer than the gulf beaches. Parking can be a pain if you don't get there early, before 11.otherwise you park along nc the road or in the parking lot, but must pay. You...More

Thank travelingI95
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Certainly easy to get to off of Summerlin Road. Parking can get pretty crowded on nice summer days. Beach is clean and relatively uncrowded. Nice place to spend the day. Nearby there is a kayak rental service that lets you paddle through the pretty and...More

Thank David M
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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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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.