Historically, Bonita Beach was originally called Fiddler-ville just before the turn of the century because of the millions of tiny fiddler crabs that inhabited the island. The name was changed shortly after 1920 to make it more appealing for tourism. It was during this time the town of Bonita Springs was incorporated.This remote section of Florida did not see another boom for three generations until the highway systems received an overhaul.
Bonita Beach – beautiful sand
Today, the sugar white sands of Bonita Beach FL draw daily day visitors for the swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, and natural vegetation nature trails. Public access beach areas include excellent changing stations and restrooms, picnic areas and restaurants.
Eco-vacationers will not pass up a chance to visit the southern section of the Bonita Beach island known as Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park. Undeveloped, the 342 acres are home to some amazing Florida wildlife species and migrating birds. Endangered sea turtles nest here, the mangrove estuaries are breeding grounds for many fish and shellfish species. Guided tours are available.
Bonita Beach – come and ride a jet ski
To the north lies Lover’s Key State Park, a 1,616 acre areas for boaters and hikers. Here you will see manatees and bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat.
Bonita Beach offers visitors upscale beach house and condo rentals in addition to hotels for extended vacations. Fabulous shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries, and concerts fill the time between ocean and beach activities.
Fall in love with the spectacular sunsets and make Bonita Beach FL your home. High-end homes with all the amenities are available within private gated communities with their own private beach access.