Sunset and Drinks at Doc’s Beach House | 261/365 Things to Do
It may surprise you to know that there are limited places to sit on the Gulf of Mexico directly on Bonita Beach. For those who would like to enjoy a glass of wine at the beach in Bonita Springs, Doc’s Beach House is a public restaurant nestled between two public beach parking lots. It is located at the curve in the road where Bonita Beach Road becomes Hickory Blvd across the street from Beach and Tennis Club .
There are a variety of restaurants that offer waterfront dining on the bay, intracoastal waterway or on a canal but Doc’s is the only public place on the gulf. (Excluding the private beach clubs of Bonita Bay, Mediterra, West Bay Club, The Commons Club or Barefoot Beach Club.)
Doc’s Beach House offers upstairs air conditioned seating with a view or downstairs open air seating. There are also tables and chairs where the parking lot meets the sand so you are able to order and sit near the water’s edge. It’s a great spot to both see the sunset and to people watch.
If you stop in for sunset and do not park in the public space bring a few bucks for the valet. There is only valet parking at Doc’s Beach House.