Located in the city of Bonita Springs, the community of Barefoot Beach offers residents and tourists pristine white sand to nestle their toes in and plenty of beautiful luxury homes to choose from. The Barefoot Beach Preserve is 342 acres of natural land and is one of the last undeveloped barrier islands in Southwest Florida. Barefoot Beach offers residents a serene and relaxing lifestyle full of exciting adventures.

Living in Barefoot Beach

Barefoot Beach is several miles long and spans from Bonita Beach all the way to Wiggins Pass. In addition to the over 340 acres of nature preserves and natural lands at the Barefoot Beach preserve, there is also a fishing beach, beachcombing area, trails and an incredible swimming beach.

A variety of park rangers offer programs and guided walking tours throughout the preserves so you can get info on the nature as well as some of the local flora and fauna. At the beach you can rent chairs, umbrellas and cabanas along with a variety of toys and water vessels. The Barefoot Beach Pavilion has a café that serves hamburgers, hotdogs, tasty pulled pork sandwiches, and ice cream and smoothies.

You can also rent a boat at Wiggins Pass and ride out into the Gulf of Mexico for a day on the water. Spend some time beachcombing for shells throughout the variety of sand, mangrove trees and tide pools.

There is plenty of parking at the beach and when you’re ready to eat, make sure to grab a steak at Doc’s Beach House Restaurant and Bar – one of the locals’ favorite spots to chow down along Barefoot Beach.

Things to Do in the Bonita Springs Area

  • Bonita Springs Rec Center – Enjoy a full-sized gym, a fitness room, skate park, pool, tennis courts, disc golf course, picnic area, playground and softball field.
  • Riverside Park – The Bonita Springs Riverside Park is on old US 41 Road in Olde Bonita and is located on the Imperial River. The park hosts holiday celebrations, art shows, Movies in the Park and the Bonita Festival. There are picnic tables, restrooms, park benches as well as the historic Lile’s Hotel and the historical Imperial River Cottages.
  • Bonita Disc Golf Course – This is a scenic 18-hole course that surrounds a 7-acre lake that provides amateur tee pads for beginners and pro pads for the most advanced disc golf players.
  • Everglades Wonder Gardens – The recently updated 3.5-acre lush botanical garden features tropical birds like flamingos and parrots and has over 40 alligators. Make sure to also check out the Butterfly garden, orchid trail, picnic grove and John Brady Art Gallery.
  • Flamingo Island Flea Market – Get ready to experience over 600 air-conditioned spaces with over one million items for sale every weekend.

The Beach

It’s no secret that Barefoot Beach is an incredible place to live, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or planning to retire. The beach is one of the most popular spots to spend the day under the Florida sun with the glistening ocean water to look out on.

The beach offers over 400 parking spaces, a one-mile nature trail, a picnic area, showers and a concession area where you can rent equipment and buy food and drinks. The Park Rangers offer programs at Barefoot Beach Park including interpretive programs and lectures to educate the public about the importance of the wildlife in Southwest Florida. You can enjoy a guided walk through the preserve and learn about the history of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle, some of which live at the preserve.

Barefoot Beach is well maintained with plenty of shells to hunt and incredible sea life to watch in action. Locals love to live in Barefoot Beach for its tight-knit community feel and scenery. Barefoot Beach is a non-commercial beach, which makes it an honest escape from reality.

Things to do on Barefoot Beach:

  • Osprey Platforms – There are three poles and platforms to view Ospreys. They have also establishes a home in a dead tree on the Saylor Nature Trail.
  • Beachcombing and Shelling – Barefoot Beach offers plenty of treasures to collect in the sand.
  • Tortoise Sanctuary – Get an up close look at the habitat of the gopher tortoise.
  • Saylor Nature Trail – Hike the mile long trail that winds through the trees to Wiggins Pass.
  • Aquatic Butterfly Garden – Enjoy the ponds and waterfall in the beautiful butterfly garden.
  • Xeriscape Cactus Garden – View beautiful cacti in the Xeriscape Cactus Garden.

Barefoot Beach Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Beach Showers
  • Snack Bar
  • Bistro Tables and Chairs
  • Raised Deck
  • Learning Center

Luxury Homes on Barefoot Beach

Barefoot Beach is a beautiful gated community in Collier County situated between Fort Myers and Naples. The 460-acre development has three miles of beautiful soft, white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The community features the Beach Gardens, Southport on the Bay, The Cottages, The Villas, and Bayfront Gardens. The luxury homes in Barefoot Beach all boast spectacular views and many offer quick beach access. Many of the luxury homes are located on waterways and have boat access to the ocean. Luxury homes in Barefoot Beach range from $650,000 to $12,000,000 and vary in home sizes.

Barefoot Beach also offers a private beach club with limited membership with both casual and formal dining options, a Gulf side pool, and fitness center and tennis courts.

Barefoot Beach Luxury Communities

The Villas at Barefoot are 50 three-story condo style buildings designed in a Key West fashion. The homes in the community share a private boardwalk that leads to the beach as well as several pools with spas. The homes range in price from $1 million to $2.7 million.

Southport on the Bay is another stunning gated community with 106 homes and a few lots for sale to build custom homes. Many of the homes offer boat access to the Gulf of Mexico as well as views of the Bay or preserve since they are located on the Bay side of the island. The homes in Southport range from $1.1 million to $4 million.

The Beach Gardens have 11 sections of homes situated around a common pool that opens to Barefoot Beach. The homes in this community range from $1 million to $9 million, with the average being around $2.5 million – $3 million. The home styles range from Tuscan to Italian and Villa-style.

The Cottages at Barefoot Beach have 15 three-story homes facing the Gulf. The neighborhood is managed in a condo-style for a breezy and maintenance-free lifestyle. Prices for homes in The Cottages range from $2.5 million – $4 million, but the average home is around $3 million.

The Bayfront Gardens community is located along Barefoot Beach Boulevard and many of these homes have gulf access for boating and are within walking distance to the beach. Homes range from $1.2 million – $2.5 million.

The Barefoot Beach condos are made up of 12 buildings with 348 homes with four bay side buildings and eight buildings directly on the gulf. The seven-story buildings offer protected underground parking and the homes range from 1,600 square feet to 2,200 square feet. There are also private boardwalks offering residents easy access to the beach.

You can expect to find luxury amenities such as granite countertops, wine cellars, resort-style pools, chef’s kitchens, marble accents, wood floors, large master suites, walk-in closets and plenty of other incredible features. Many of the luxury homes in Barefoot Beach also have expansive views of the water through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Many homes feature over six bedrooms and up to seven bathrooms. There is a luxury home in Barefoot Beach that is perfect for you and your family, for either a permanent home or a vacation home. We have plenty of listings in Barefoot Beach from condos with dramatic gulf views, to homes with elevators installed. Take a look at our listings in Barefoot Beach to start your home search process.

Let Barry DeNicola Realty Be Your Guide to Barefoot Beach

At Barry DeNicola Realty, we are the experts in Barefoot Beach real estate. Take a look at our listings in the area to get your home buying process started and to make Barefoot Beach your new home. Our agents are the market experts that will be your partner in every step of the home buying or selling process. Let us be your guide to all of the luxury homes in Barefoot Beach and begin your new life in one of the greatest places in the world to live. We promise you will never grow tired of enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches, the crisp clear water and the stunning luxury home you’ll live in.

Whether you are looking to purchase a condo, single-family home or even lots or land, Barry DeNicola is your real estate partner. Contact us today – we would love to help you find your dream luxury beachfront or waterfront home in Barefoot Beach.