This is the sixth installment of “Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach: A Renter’s Guide To the Islands”, which can be downloaded for FREE from our eBook library.
Little Hickory Island boasts the barrier island community of Bonita Beach.
The beach facing the Gulf on the west side of Little Hickory Boulevard is very picturesque with soft white sand, natural coastal dunes, sea oats and an abundance of surf. Visitors and residents enjoy walking, shelling, swimming, surf fishing, and taking in the breathtaking sunsets at the end of each day.
Hickory Boulevard is the main road through the Bonita Beach community. Along this drive, you will witness grand gulf front mansions and traditional Florida cottages lining the west side of Hickory Boulevard. These homes all have direct access to this beautiful beach. Many of these homes also have gulf water views from Naples to Sanibel and beyond.
Little Hickory Island Beach Park provides a white-sand beach combined with a feeling of seclusion.
Surf fishing is a favorite pastime for visitors. The beach is wide and clean, and the beach park offers restrooms, picnic tables and showers. A ramp runs from the parking lot to the sand allowing accessibility for wheelchairs. Parking is only $1 per hour, during the hours of sunrise to sunset.