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505 Barefoot Beach Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
This is easily one of the best beaches in SWFL. It has sandy white beaches, clear water, and a fair amount of shells.
Get here early or come on an off day, because all the parking areas can be full! At $8 for parking, it does seem to be a little more exclusive than the cheaper access beaches just up the road, but it still manages to fill up on weekends and holidays. It almost feels like a bit of a secret, as it's off a 3-5 minute slow drive past a really nice row of mansions.
Different times we've been here, we've found sand dollars, hermit crabs, dolphins, pelicans, sandpipers, and a bunch of shells!
11901 Rod and Gun Club Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Can't get enough nature and fresh air? Check out the Wild Turkey Strand Preserve! With some military history and lots of trails, you can explore the 3000+ acres of nature preserves south of Lehigh Acres in the Fort Myers area.
It's a great area to find wildflowers, check out local birds, and possibly even see some wildlife! Bring some water and some hiking boots. A good portion of the trail is paved or boardwalk, but around half of it may be marshy or even under water during the wet parts of the year. Winter and early spring might be your best times to visit, but you can do the solid trail parts all year!
3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928
Looking for a bit of history and adventure in SWFL? Check out the Koreshan State Historic Site. It's not too far from US-41 and I-75, off of Alico Rd.
Visit the location of the historic Koreshan Unity community. With several preserved buildings and beautiful grounds, you can get a clear look into the culture of the group, dating back over 100 years! The volunteers and staff are knowledgeable, too. There are all sorts of tales and interesting anecdotes to hear about this Hollow Earth society!
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This trip is definitely worth taking!
215 Seminole Ave, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Looking for a great beach on the Atlantic side of Florida? Ormond Beach is a great one! It's not as busy as some of those nearby, which is great when you don't want to go shoulder-to-shoulder with swimmers. But, it still has all of the charm of an Atlantic beach.
Sometimes the winds and waves get strong enough to try surfing or boarding. You can drive a car down the length of the beach if you get a sticker, too.
This is definitely a beach worth checking out!
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7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Located in Fort Myers, Florida, visit hundreds of acres of preserve wetlands! Filled with cypress trees, small lakes and ponds, and a variety of birds and creatures, this little gem is a MUST SEE! At a dollar an hour to park your car, there's no reason not to get out here and get some fresh air and take in the sights.
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Five Minute Field Trips
Learn about all sorts of cool places to visit alone or with your family. We look for inexpensive but fun places to visit. Being an educational spot is always a plus!