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Southwest Florida has a lot of great beaches and the ones I have visited range from Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.. The ones I like the best are on Sanibel Island, Bonita Beach and Naples. Sanibel Island in particular has great beaches and are not crowded and offer the beach goer plenty of room to stretch out, go shelling, swimming or walking. The only drawback to visiting Sanibel to beach goers is the limited public parking areas for visitors. The public beaches I know about are the ones near the Lighthouse, Bowmans Beach and the one at the end of Sanibel near Blind Pass. They all have restroom facilities and public parking. It costs a few bucks to park but is worth it. You can visit Sanibels website at www.mysanibel.com to learn more about Sanibel. There are also some wildlife refuges like Ding Darling for bird watchers and plenty of good restaurants. It does cost $6 to cross the toll bridge but a lot of people don’t mind after they spend the day there. The Island also has great bicycling paths. The Causeway Islands are also popular to set up a picnic, fish from the beachside, or rest in the shade and enjoy the great views of Pine Island Sound.