Residing within one of the last undeveloped barrier islands along the Southwest Florida coast, Barefoot Beach remains a true gem, popular for its fishing and its natural surroundings. The beach park is relatively easy to reach, with hundreds of available parking spaces, but feels a lifetime away from modern development.
Found at the very end of Barefoot Beach Road, just off Bonita Beach Road, the park is about a 15-minute drive from I-75. To get there visitors must drive through an affluent neighborhood, rewarded at the end of the drive by magnificent scenery and peaceful surroundings.
A full mile long, Barefoot Beach is complimented by a gentle surf and shallow water. The sand is also fine at Barefoot Beach, providing several good reasons why the location is recommended for families. In fact, the man most commonly referred to as Dr. Beach has placed the beach on the list of his top 10 beaches multiple years running.
Whether your family enjoys collecting shells and sand dollars, scouting out dolphins swimming in the water and tortoises burrowing along the sand or kayaking through the mangrove swamps and tidal creeks on the inland side, the location is sure to delight with a variety of outdoor possibilities. Visitors may also rent canoes on-site, or hop on a one-mile trek along a nature trail.
Outdoor enthusiasts have also been known to gather for organized nature walks and lectures, using the natural environment of Barefoot Beach as an educational experience into the location’s varied and diverse habitat. As well, fishermen find the location is rich with a variety of fish, making it an ideal location to spend hours at a time.
Most, though, will find the sheer beauty of the unspoiled beach the best feature of all, proving once again the gem of a location that Dr. Beach discovered himself years ago.
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