Big Hickory Pass Bonita Springs

Standup Paddle or Kayak Big Hickory

After you move to Bonita Springs, don’t forget to go to the beach.  Seriously, the glow sometimes wears off and you just don’t go as much as you used to.  After nearly thirty years in Bonita Springs I find myself hitting long stretches of not having sand on my feet so I make myself go.

In the last few years I’ve become an avid standup paddler and find myself in the back bays a lot.  Lately I’ve been a 6:00 a.m. paddler.  I put the boards in at Bay Park North in Bonita Springs right beside Big Hickory Seafood Grille and Marina.   The paddle trip is usually east up Broadway Channel, around the island and back.  

This week we had a beautiful full moon that coaxed me toward the gulf.  I braved the low tide current that was just slowing down to change and headed out to the sandbar at the end of he peninsula.  Slum Dawg Dillionaire ran about one hundred miles on that sand bar.  The weather was beautiful, the pass was teeming with wildlife, too.

I’m always looking for paddle company.  Bring your board to the ramp some morning and join me! In the event that you’re interested in what the beach look like at the pass, I did take some pictures.  Hope you enjoy them!