This Hidden Beach In Florida Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All

It’s no surprise that, year after year, Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs tops best beach lists. It combines so many elements beach-going families love. The warm Gulf water is not only a beautiful color, it’s shallow with small, gentle waves, making it the perfect beach for children.

In the preserve, you can explore over 340 acres of changing landscapes, including the natural beach with dunes and sea oats, a coastal hammock, tidal pools and mangrove swamps.

They will delight in playing in the soft sand, collecting seashells, sand dollars and starfish. You may even spot gopher tortoises, fish, stingrays and dolphins while enjoying one of the last unspoiled barrier islands on our gorgeous southwest coast.

Nearby Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Lovers Key State Park, Corkscrew Sanctuary, Koreshan State Historic Site, and Clams Pass Park provide plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, camping and just relaxing at the beach.

Here’s some of the lovely scenery and wildlife that awaits at Barefoot Beach:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Looking for more summer fun? Check out our list of 10 of The Best Secret Beaches In Florida.