Information about sea turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida beaches. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Southwest Florida

Sea turtles inhabit the seas and oceans in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the shores of Southwest Florida. The population of these ancient... Read more
Beach Safety and Guidelines infographic. Important beach safety tips to ensure your family has a fun and safe Southwest Florida beach vacation. | Must Do Visitor Guides

Southwest Florida Beach Safety Tips

Important beach safety tips to ensure your family has a fun and safe Southwest Florida beach vacation. Read more
Jet ski rentals and tours, water sport activities on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Sanibel, Sarasota, Siesta Key. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. | Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Southwest Florida

The beautiful region of Southwest Florida runs from the south end of Tampa Bay down the barrier islands and estuaries of Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Naples to the vast uninhabited acres of the... Read more
The Sanibel Lighthouse is an iconic landmark at the east end of Sanibel Island. You can’t climb the 130-year-old lighthouse, but the grounds are always open for walks along the boardwalk and nature trails. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to do on Sanibel, Florida

Frequently featured in the Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in the USA, Sanibel Island is a tiny barrier island reached by a causeway from Fort Myers, Florida. This laid-back island is 12 miles... Read more
Kayaking is a great way to discover nesting waterbirds, wading herons, and other Florida wildlife in their native habitat. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Fort Myers Florida

Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, the city of Fort Myers is one of Florida’s top tourist destinations. One of the main attractions is beautiful Fort Myers Beach on a long... Read more | Sanibel Island Lighthouse, wildlife area and beach Sanibel, FL

Sanibel’s Popular Lighthouse Beach and Fishing Pier

By: Gillian Birch Most people cross the causeway to Sanibel Island and then turn right down Periwinkle Way heading for the popular beaches, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Shell Museum and shops. However, turning left... Read more
Beach Rip Currents Beach Safety Sign.

Beach Safety Tips

Don’t Swim Against a Rip Current If a rip current is pulling you out to sea, swimming against it will only make you tired. Instead, swim out of the current parallel to shore.... Read more | Hikers Lovers Key State Park Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Lovers Key State Park and Beaches

Drive south along Estero Blvd past Fort Myers Beach, leaving the busy shops and ice-cream shops behind, to reach the quiet sands at Lovers Key State Park. The entrance to this beautiful state... Read more | Collecting shells on Sanibel Island, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey

Sanibel Island – Top Shelling Destination in the USA

Visitors to Sanibel Island are constantly surprised by the exceptional quantity and variety of seashells that wash up daily on Sanibel’s sandy coastline. This is due to the island jutting out into the... Read more | Sunshine Survival Tips | Slather on the sunscreen when vacationing in Florida.

Florida Sunshine Survival Tips

There’s a reason why Florida is known as the “Sunshine State”. This subtropical state has year-round sunshine making it gorgeous for a vacation, but it can catch visitors unawares if they are not... Read more
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