Visitors walk or ride a tram through mangroves and over a tidal bay
to the beach of this county park situated on a barrier island in
Big Carlos Pass.
Low tide brings out hordes of fiddler crabs and feeding snowy and
great egrets; great blue, little blue, and tricolored herons; white
ibis; and in spring and summer, roseate spoonbills. Coon oysters
and mangrove periwinkle snails cling to mangrove roots. Reddish and
snowy egrets often forage along the Gulf beach. Magnificent
frigatebirds soar overhead in summer. Throughout the year, look for
shorebirds, including American oystercatchers.
Take Florida Highway 865, south of Fort Myers Beach, across the
causeway into the park.
Florida Wildlife Sites