San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve

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San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve
18201 John Morris Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33908

Total Acres: 719.4
Number of Parcels: 2
Total Cost: $6,380,000.00
Date Acquired: Thursday, August 30, 2001 *
*Date first parcel was acquired.

Additional Acquisition Information
Land Stewardship Plan

Coordinator: Rick Bauer
Telephone: (239) 218-1032

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San Carlos Bay - Bunche Beach Preserve is a natural beach preserve that provides protection for wetland systems such as tidal swamp, mudflats and sea grass beds. These systems provide habitat for fish and a wide variety of wading birds and shorebirds.

The vast majority of the preserve is land acquired through the Conservation 20/20 program. Approximately 15 acres of this 719-acre preserve is maintained by the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department as a public beach. The preserve includes paved parking, two fishing docks, a short boardwalk, two picnic areas, and a restroom facility. At the beach access point, there is an ADA-accessible Mobi-Mat that leads to a picnic area on the beach.

Guided walks are hosted regularly by the Lee County Bird Patrol to identify and discuss the birds and wildlife at this preserve. View schedule online.

Recreation Opportunities:
Bird Watching, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Nature Study/Photography, Picnic Area, Swimming

Preserve Links:

Wildlife List

Plant List

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