Ponce de Leon Park
Ponce de Leon Park
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Kim L
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We stopped here for a picnic. There is enough parking and plenty of picnic tables overlooking the water. You can't really walk down into the ocean because there is a concrete type barrier between the sand and ocean. But that was fine because we didn't want to get into the ocean in January anyway. There is a boardwalk that goes into the mangrove trees that was neat to walk around. Would be a nice place to watch the sunset over the water.
Written 11 January 2022
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Kristine B
Orlando, FL271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
This park features a small beach, a picnic area, a boat launch, and a short mangrove boardwalk nature trail. I brought some takeout from the Fisherman’s Village and ate at the beach. Quiet place to spend some time. There’s a wildlife center there as well that I didn’t get the chance to check out.
Written 18 June 2021
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Sam
Fort Myers, FL65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Visited after viewing the wildlife center next to it. Pretty park for picnics. Has a boat ramp. There is a beach with no water access. Best part for me was the board walk. It was short but sweet. I enjoyed a lunch from a hotdog stand set up in the parking lot.
Written 3 May 2023
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George
Cape Coral, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
After the River cruise we enjoyed the poncedeLeon park the view was breathtaking and the care the injured creatures received was inspiring. My hats off to these wonderfully unselfish ppl carding for these animals. Truly Gods caretakers
Written 5 March 2022
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Hallie
Ohio7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I've been to Ponce de Leon Park a few times. There is ample parking, a few boardwalks to explore, and a very small sandy area with picnic shelters. It is next to the Peace River Wildlife Center as well, which is great. The park is clean and feels very safe; the only thing is that it's not huge and there isn't too much to do aside from watch the boats come and go.
Written 30 January 2022
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Joseph
Sanibel Island, FL425 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Looking and sounding a lot like Looney Tunes characters at this park, we were waiving our arms and running from swarms of pesky wascals. Locally known as love bugs, technically they are march flies, similar to aquatic midges.

Sometimes called blind-mosquitos (incorrectly), these pests don’t bite or spread disease. But they do breed prolifically in the wetlands and have no natural predators. During their season, the love bugs make it nearly impossible to enjoy the park.

Yesterday was no exception. A sunny 98d F will keep real mosquitos at bay during the day, but the love bugs swarmed in the sun and sand, in the shade, and followed us back inside cars too. Love bugs are attracted to organic plant materials, engine exhaust, and the scent of people too.

No escaping it except to roll up the windows, swat the rascals flat, and like you too, make it a beautiful day!
Written 22 May 2017
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Dan R
Colorado Springs, CO21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A pleasant walk through the waters and the native fauna of Florida. Small wildlife abounds, but you have to be observant, quiet, and pace yourself to see all that is around you. The Only cost is your gas getting there.
Written 15 December 2022
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We walked around the park along the short trails - about a half mile in total - which included walking on the boardwalk. There is a boat ramp and some fishermen on the piers.
Written 16 June 2022
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Swwalton
Cincinnati, OH839 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
I rode a bike out here from town. This is a small park with some picnic areas facing the bay. They have a boat ramp and ample parking. Looks like a lot of fishermen set in here.
Written 17 November 2020
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Wolfoxwmn
North Branch88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We have visited this park a number of times. There is a seawall between where you sit on the beach and the water itself, but if you walk to the end, you will be right beside the water under trees, and there are numerous places to wade into the water.
Written 19 January 2020
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