I recently became interested in Bonita Springs in Florida when my neighbor told me it’s where she goes to spend the winter. How jealous am I? Very. However, I do plan to one day be able to do that very thing – become a “snow bird” and spend part of my time in New Hampshire and the rest somewhere in Florida.
I love the Gulf Coast area, as do so many others, so I thought I would try to discover what I can about the Bonita Springs area and share it here.
Bonita Springs is located in the southwestern area of Florida, with Ft. Meyers to the north and Naples to the south. It is not far from the famous islands of Sanibel and Captiva, which are great shelling places, so it makes sense to me that the beaches in Bonita Springs would also have great shelling.
Looking at property, I found a nice home for less than $200,000 on a canal. It appears that I could live in an old mobile home for a lot less than that. But, if I wanted to live on the ocean, I’d better become a millionaire. (I’m workin’ on it!)
For beaches, there is Bonita Beach Park and Barefoot Beach. State Parks in the area include Lovers Key and others (see them all on this map). Also, check out this map page for a bird’s eye view of the Bonita Springs and surrounding area.
Of course boating and fishing are popular all over the state and this area is especially good with it’s abundant backwater areas and calm gulf water so close. This side of the state is very built up and busy, probably more so than the Atlantic Ocean side, where I spent most of my time when I lived in Florida.