Beaches & Beach Parks
Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach The island boasts miles of white, sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, where the ocean floor slopes gently towards the horizon with no sudden drop-offs or big waves. These beaches are the perfect place to spend the day, and the breathtaking sunsets are known the world over. Volleyball courts, handicap parking, picnic areas, food concessions, fishing pier, restrooms and beach access points.
Sanibel Beach Causeway
This is a great place for watching dolphins, sunsets, swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, kite boarding, windsurfing, shelling, and picnicking.
Sanibel Lighthouse Beach
The most frequently photographed aspect of Sanibel Island. The lighthouse has been a landmark since 1884 when the entire island was a nature preserve. Visit the wheelchair-accessible boardwalk that leads to the lighthouse.
One Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island
Located mid-island on Sanibel off Sanibel-Captiva Road, Bowman's Beach is pristine and quiet. Although the area's most popular beach, there is still plenty of room to stretch out and discover your own private spot for swimming or shelling. There is plenty of room for windsurfing or sailing. This beach has picnic areas with barbecue grills, playground, trails, showers, and restrooms.
1700 Bowman's Beach Rd. Sanibel Island
Captiva has been called, "One of the most romantic beaches." Quiet beach offering amazing sunset views.
14790 Captiva Dr. Captiva Island
Lovers Key State Park
Lovers Key is a pristine barrier island park. Enjoy hiking or biking along the trails, shelling, kayaking and wildlife viewing. Accessible by foot, car or boat, the park offers bathhouses, concession, shaded picnic areas and ranger-guided programs.
8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach
Bunche Beach Preserve
718-acre facility is a natural tidal wetlands area that is located on San Carlos Bay. It is a natural area that is indicative of the entire area before the introduction of exotic plant species. This is a living ecosystem that ranges from a sandy beach to Mangrove forests and wildlife. Paddle craft launches, wildlife viewing and fishing piers, boardwalk, equipment rentals, and access to Great Calusa Blueway Paddling trail and Great Florida Birding Trail.
18201 John Morris Road
Bonita Beach Park
Beautiful Beach front Park is on the southern tip of Bonita Beach. Between Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Springs, 2.5-acre beachfront park features a boardwalk, volleyball court, food concessions. Sand dunes and coastal vegetation surround a gazebo and picnic tables.
27954 Hickory Blvd. Bonita Springs
Yacht Club Community Park and Beach
Amenities include a public beach on the Caloosahatchee River with picnic area and BBQ grills, community pool, marina, boat ramps, and a fishing pier. The Boathouse Tiki Bar & Grill, tennis courts with a pro shop, racquetball courts, shuffleboard courts and a beach playground area.
Barefoot Beach Preserve Park
Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. Barefoot Beach Preserve is popular for its gorgeous, plush surroundings and its opportunities for avid fisherman, who are able to enjoy many species of fish. Barefoot Beach Preserve Park has a one-mile nature trail, showers, picnic area and a concession are where equipment may be rented and food and drink is available for purchase. The preserve also offers handicapped beach wheelchair access.
Bonita Beach Road/Lely Barefoot Blvd