Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Florida

Located just around the corner from popular Bonita Beach, the Barefoot Beach offers visitors a glimpse of untouched beauty, rare in the Florida Keys.

Despite being relatively quiet, the beach offers a full range of facilities, including showers, toilets, and wheelchair access.

Nature lovers will find much of interest here: bottle-nose dolphins are often spotted in the waves and gopher tortoises make their burrows in the dunes. There is a nature center where knowledgeable experts share information on the area. Guided walking tours and canoe hires are available. Beach vendors sell food and drink during the high season.

The Barefoot Beach can be accessed by traveling through the Bonita Beach residential area along the Barefoot Beach road, about 15 minutes off the I-75. The road itself is fascinating, paved with red bricks and lined with multi-million dollar mansions. The tranquil, undeveloped beach at the end of it comes as a surprise to travelers. For people looking for a serene or romantic walk along the beach, it is well worth the extra drive.

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Hotels near the beach

There are no accommodations in the natural park, however some hotels can be found in the area nearby. Below are some options to consider:

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Bonita Springs
  • Flamingo Motel
  • Hampton Inn Bonita Springs
  • Trianon Bonita Bay
  • Comfort Inn Bonita Springs


  • Lifeguard
  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

503 Barefoot Beach Road,
Bonita Springs, FL 34134