Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel provide visitors with a chance to escape the day-to-day stresses and connect with what really matters in Florida’s unspoiled sanctuary. Whether looking to recharge, reconnect with family or have an adventure, the area offers activities that continue to draw visitors back again and again.
Indulge your mind, body and soul with spectacular sunsets and white sand beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. Disconnect from everyday life by seeking shells or manatees among the glistening waters and unspoiled natural beauty found in the Florida of yesterday – The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.
Known worldwide for its shell-strewn beaches, wildlife refuges, and sparkling waterways, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel offer environmentally responsible practices to maintain its most valuable natural resources.
On Sanibel Island, there are 23 miles of multi-use paths that function as sidewalks, bike paths and recreational trails. By law, buildings are no taller than the tallest palm tree. Residents and visitors alike maintain a healthy respect for and commitment to the environment and its diverse wildlife. More than half of Sanibel’s acreage has been preserved against development. The intelligent and sensitive way the island balances resorts with nature has made them a statewide model for eco-tourism.
While natural beauty is bountiful, so is the area’s rich history of arts and culture. Some of the country’s boldest visionaries and inventors were attracted to The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. In fact, Thomas Edison, lured by the excellent tarpon fishing, still enjoyed today, and automobile pioneer Henry Ford, decided early on to make their winter homes in Fort Myers. Today, their neighboring estates are the most visited US museums, along with Edison’s botanical gardens, and laboratory.
Activity options are as endless as the area’s famous shell-covered beaches. Paddle waters in the footsteps of the ancient Calusa Indians, count the many islands by jet boat as we island hop to islands bursting with shells, natural wildlife and history with an eye-level view of manatees and dolphins.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel have a lot to celebrate, especially when it comes to their unique, sustainable dining offerings. From gourmet restaurants to beachfront cafés, local indigenous ingredients make the food as delicious as the destination.
To learn more about this inspiring destination, call 1-800-665-4981.