At Bowditch Point Recreational Park, you can experience three distinct habitats: estuarine, beach and upland. A walk along the mangroves of the bay offers a wide variety of birds and vegetation and eventually opens up to a beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Between the bay and the gulf lies an upland pine forest where you might run across a gopher tortoise or a Florida box turtle. The park is open from sunup to sundown. The park area also features tables and grills, available on a first come first serve basis, in a shaded tropical setting sure to please any picnicker. A concession area offers visitors a place to rest, a variety of food items, gifts and souvenirs. Restroom and changing facilities are available as well.

Parking: There is access to over 75 parking spaces within the park at one dollar ($1.00) per hour. Time is sold in increments of one hour up to the maximum time allowed, no partial hours. Payment accepted in nickels, dimes, quarters, one dollar coins, one & five dollar bills and credit cards however, NO change is given or provided. Maximum vehicle length 20 feet, no trailer or vehicle trailer parking is permitted.

Facilities: Restroom and changing facilities are available.

Hours: Dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.


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