SW Florida Beaches are what brings many of the visitors to Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. The blue-green tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico and white sandy beaches attracts thousands of winter weary northerners every year.
SW Florida Beaches often rank in the top ten in the nation by travel magazines, Some of them include Lovers Key State Beach, Wiggins State Park, Naples Beach, Barefoot Beach, Clam Pass Park, Bowmans Beach, Sanibel Beach and Captiva Beach.
One of the favorite pastimes of beachgoers is shell collecting besides walking along the pristine white sandy shorelines and looking at the thousands of shells that wash up on the beach every day. Some of the shells include the Horse Conch, Lightning Whelk, Junonia, Lettered Olive, Angel Wing and Lions Paw to name a few. If you visit Sanibel Island, there is a famous shell museum called Bailey-Mathews National Shell Museum, www.baileymatthews.org The museum has a collection of shells from all over the world, a live touch tank and guided walking tours of nearby beaches.
Another good website to visit for information on beaches of Lee County is “The Beaches of Ft. Myers and Sanibel”. Click on one of the photos above for a larger image.