Boat Ramps, The Alternative to Gulf Access Real Estate

If you're like many of the local residents and vacationers, you get one good look at the turquoise waters and you start thinking boat.  The ultimate dream in Bonita Springs, Florida is to own real estate on a canal so that your own boat is floating in your own back yard.  Realizing the dream for some, is out of range due to the fact that waterfront, gulf access, canal homes are a premium piece of real estate.

Bonita Springs offers alternatives for boaters with many well places public boat ramps and county/state parks.  Within a five mile radius there are a handful open to the public, listed below:

  • Imperial River Boat Ramp:  27551 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, Florida.   
  • Koreshan State Historic Site: US 41 Estero at Corkscrew Road, Estero Florida.
  • Carl Johnson State Park:  8700 Hickory Blvd, Fort Myers Beach.
  • Wiggins Pass State Park: at the Gulf end of 111th Ave. Naples Park, Florida.
  • Cocohatchee River Park: at the intersection of Wiggins Pass Rd & Vanderbilt Road, Naples, Fl.
  • Weeks Fish Camp: Coconut Road West of the Hyatt Coconut Point hotel, Estero, Florida.
  • North Bay Park by Big Hickory Grill and Marina

In addition to the public boat ramps listed, there are several spots still open to the public on back bays, rivers and causeways.  North of Bonita Springs in Fort Myers, Sanibel and Bokeelia are more ramps, as well as in the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City.   Planning a day trip to any of these docks and boat ramps let's a boater sample the area, the city boating facilities and a new waterway to explore.  Now, go forth and boat!

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