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Lee County Beaches list: 2014

Algiers BeachGulf Side City Park, SanibelParking (Metered), Picnic Area, Refreshments, Restrooms, ShellingBarefoot Beach State RecreationUS 41 to Bonita Beach Road and then West, Boca GrandeHandicap Access, Parking (Metered), Picnic Area, Restrooms, Trails/PathsBoca Grande South BeachGasparilla ...

Sanibel ranked first by U.S. News & World Report

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home, but sometimes, there's good reason to brag. While the picturesque paradise that is Sanibel Island is well recognized by anyone who lives or works here, the community may attract a number of new admirers due to the release of several new reports ...

Gulf Islands have much to offer

The barrier islands cover the entire western edge of Charlotte County from Englewood to Boca Grande, and each is more beautiful than the next.Manasota Key is located at the extreme northern end of Charlotte County. Visitors love this island for its upscale, relaxed lifestyle and its unspoiled ...

Boca Grande: Little gem that straddles Lee and Charlotte County

Boca Grande is located at the southern end of Gasparilla Island and straddles the line between Lee and Charlotte counties. The island, which is located at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor, midway between Sarasota and Fort Myers, is famous for its pristine public beaches, historic sites, celebrity ...

El Jobean offers incredible fishing

The unincorporated community known as El Jobean is located between Englewood and Port Charlotte on the eastern banks of the Myakka River where it empties into Charlotte Harbor. The Myakka River offers incredible fishing and boating opportunities.Boaters who head north on the river will ...

Placida and ‘Old Florida’ fishing village

Placida is perhaps the center of the compass for this segment of the Gulf Coast. From the docks of this tiny but colorful fishing village, charter boats and nature cruises head out into Gasparilla Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Visitors can head south over the Boca Grande Causeway to the shops, ...

Off the beaten track: Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key

Cayo CostaEver wonder what it would be like to wade in emerald green waters or stroll miles of a sandy white unspoiled beach of a deserted island with modern civilization miles away? You don't have to hop aboard a tramp steamer to head toward the islands in the Caribbean because the answer lies ...

Some Lee County getaways

South County* Koreshan State Historic SiteA pristine reserve in Estero, one of the fastest-developing areas of Florida, Koreshan State Historic Site on the Estero River combines history and nature for a magnificent outdoor experience.With a colorful past that started with the settlement of the ...

Gasparilla Island: A hidden tropical paradise

Known as the tarpon fishing capitol of the world, Boca Grande is a picturesque mix of tropical Florida and New England. The town contains mansions and modest homes. Its population consists of locals and wealthy homeowners who spend winters there.Boca Grande Pass is a premier tarpon fishing ...

Enjoy Florida scenery by kayak

Since Florida is surrounded by water, kayaking has become an activity that allows many to enjoy the beautiful scenery firsthand.Lucy Crook, a Florida native, began kayaking 39 years ago and soon started competing. She said kayaking added an exciting dimension to her and her husband's camping ...