This seventeen acre regional park and nature preserve was used for depositing dredged waste coming from the boating lanes leading though the Matanzas Pass. The sea bed’s waste created the highest elevation on the island.
Anthony here from You, Me and The Dock. I will be your guide today. The park has a very nice open-air area with public facilities that include restrooms, changing stalls and a gazebo styled sitting area There are also BBQ grills with picnic benches that set under canopying palm trees. The park’s amenities provide a comfortable and safe atmosphere for friends and families to meet and enjoy each others company.
Bowditch Point Park has day docks with 10 slips that will accommodate boats up to 28 feet. You can’t fish off the dock, however its a great place to watch the various vessels entering and exiting Matanzas Pass.
I took time to enjoy the refreshing sea breeze, listen to the birds sing and scanned the transparent water for fish swimming around the dock’s pylons.
Let’s start our journey around the park by taking the trail that veers off towards the back bay – north east shore. I came to the first fork in the road and chose the path that led north to the water. The trail’s sandy path was lined with thick woods, tropical shrubs and jungle like foliage. The well groomed trail was easy to navigate towards the back bay’s narrow shore line.
I headed back to the trail’s fork and followed the path that maneuvered me around the point. On the way there I experienced several interesting trees and a variety of foliage. Florida’s Banyan trees produces roots that grow towards the ground from its lower branches.
What a great place to plant your umbrella, unfold your chair, bring your favorite beverage and snack, and settle in with your favorite author.
When you look up to admire the wonderful scenery, you might possibly catch a glimpse of one of several boats that happen to pass by. I can’t think of a better place to relax and enjoy life as it is meant to be.
Author: Anthony Scopel
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