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Address: 18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3707

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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Quiet, bay lcation

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 to walk a long way both up and down the beach and capture some great... More 

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 sun.

Thank court1545
Port Clinton
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dorothy M
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 can drop off the beach stuff and then park.

Thank travelingI95
Geneva, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 quiet mangroves! Pretty cool!

Thank David M
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love this beach! Easy to get to and offers adequate parking and kayaks for rent! Easy to walk and bike to as well!

Thank BlueTraveler63
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Keep this place a secret! A hidden gem off the beaten path! Sufficient parking with unbelievable sunsets! 😎🌈

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came about Bunche Beach by accident. Our lodging was a mile down the road so we decided to explore and hopefully catch a sunset. It was low tide so we were able to walk out an estimated 1/8-1/4 mile in knee deep water. There was mimimal shelling. There was not alot of "beach" but it is sufficient to watch... More 

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Northfield, VT
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Getting tired of the drive over to Ft Myers beach. Try out this beach. All it's lacking is bathrooms and restaurants. Nice sandy spots and a long beach to walk on

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