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
Hking at Lovers Key State Park, in Bonita Springs near Naples, Florida, USA. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Things to Do in Bonita Springs

Situated between Fort Myers Beach and North Naples, Bonita Springs is a beautiful place to visit on the Imperial River. It has excellent cultural facilities including a twin-campus Center for Visual and Performing... Read more
Get up-close to local birds and wildlife or feed giraffes at the award-winning Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Arranged in a botanical garden setting, zoo admission includes interactive ranger-led shows and boat trips around the primate-inhabited islands. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Things to Do in Naples, Florida

Nature lovers, historians, shoppers, boaters, gardeners, shell collectors, and fishing enthusiasts will all find ample things to do in Naples, Florida. This upscale modern city has developed over the last 60 years from... Read more
South Marco Island Beach Access is one of two public beach access points on Marco Island – and the less busy of the two. This is a terrific beach for families to go shelling, beach fishing, or to watch dolphins playing in the surf. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Things to Do in Marco Island

Situated 17 miles due south of Naples, and a stone’s throw from the Everglades National Park, Marco Island is the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. Connected to the mainland by Collier Boulevard,... Read more | Entrance to Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park Naples, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman.

Wildlife and Activities at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach overlooking the peaceful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Residents share this tropical paradise with shorebirds, dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife as... Read more | Serene Barefoot Beach State Preserve near Naples and Fort Myers, Florida

Discover Barefoot Beach Preserve

Located just south of Bonita Beach Road in north Naples, Barefoot Beach Reserve is more than just another beautiful sandy beach in southwest Florida. The barrier island beach and preserve has nature trails,... Read more | Aerial view of Gulf of Mexico, white sand beaches of Marco Island, Florida

Tigertail Beach Park on Marco Island

One of Florida’s least-known beaches is the exotically named Tigertail Beach. Located on the northwest side of Marco Island at the end of Hernando Drive, it is a surprisingly undeveloped natural park. It... Read more | Naples Pier and beach Naples, Florida

The Historic Naples Pier

Just down the street from Palm Cottage, Naples Oldest House, is an even older structure – Naples Pier. Built in 1888 at the end of 12th Avenue South, the pier was an essential... Read more
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