Find Your Island - The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sandibel
Think Florida, blue skies and warm Gulf waters. Think perpetual sunshine, soft white sand beaches and pristine islands to explore. Think of days spent on the water and evenings spent gorging on fresh seafood in seaside shacks or gourmet eateries. This is Florida how it's meant to be, and thankfully how it remains on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
Literally hundreds of islands dot the sun splashed coastline like tiny jewels – some uninhabited and accessible only by boat, others filled with activities that effortlessly blend rustic charm with modern comfort and luxury. On these islands, world-famous white sand beaches spread over 50 miles of pristine coastline. Take your pick and spend the day building sandcastles, viewing wildlife or collecting seashells, which happen to make wonderful and free souvenirs.
This island sanctuary will also hold your interest off the water. Art galleries of every color and variety cover tiny Matlacha, on the coast of Pine Island. The Boca Grande and Sanibel lighthouses are inspirational, as are the winter homes of Thomas Edison and his good friend, automaker Henry Ford. Their estates, filled with tropical gardens, laboratories and museums prove the only limit on success is one's imagination.
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