The lovely beach community of Bonita Springs is located in the southernmost area of Lee County between Fort Myers and Naples. The Imperial River flows through the downtown area into Estero Bay. Old Route 41 swings through the center of town. A variety of housing in more established neighborhoods are found here, in this eastern part of the city.
Just to the west along route 41 are several affluent gated and golf communities including Pelican Landing and Bonita Bay. Further West is the desirable area known as Bonita Beach, between the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay on a stretch of land (road –accessible) named Little Hickory Island. Grand single-family gulf front homes and fashionable condo developments are found on this barrier island. There are also ten beach accesses with public parking up and down Bonita Beach.
Fishing, shelling and other nature related activities are enjoyed throughout Bonita Spring’s parks and beaches. Lover’s Key State Park epitomizes the best of Bonita Springs. One no longer needs a boat to get to Lovers Key. But it is still considered more remote than most state parks. The 1600 acre park stretches over four barrier islands. Unspoiled mangroves add to the privacy of the park and provide excellent habitat for sea life. Visitors can explore the island on trails for hiking and biking or by renting a canoe or kayak.