Barefoot Beach and Bonita Beach Community Information

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

Featuring 342 acres of natural land on Little Hickory Island, a barrier island, Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the state. Five habitats are found within the preserve: an estuarine mangrove forest, dune zone, coastal strand, the beach or littoral zone, and the maritime hammock. A variety of shorebirds can be found throughout the preserve, as well as the protected Gopher tortoise, which can be found in the coastal strand environ. Visitors enjoy frequenting Barefoot Beach Preserve for its excellent fishing, wildlife viewing, as well as its educational and interpretive programs.

Economy in Collier County

Collier County is home to a few big name companies and corporations, including Health Management Associates, a Fortune 1000 company; INgage Networks, a technology company; and Arthrex, a medical equipment manufacturer. Nearby Bonita Springs' economy and job market is also just as thriving due to the city's low business taxes, inexpensive commercial office space, and growing population of educated professionals.

Local Colleges

Nearby colleges and universities include Hodges University, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria School of Law, and Florida Gulf Coast University.

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