We’re proud of our community, and not without good reason. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel are consistently named among top vacation destinations in the United States, thanks to the beautiful locale and the welcoming residents. Here are the awards and accolades to prove it.
The Coolest Secret Location in Each State
A 100-acre island off the coast of Southwestern Florida, Cabbage Key is named for its indigenous cabbage palm trees. “It’s about as cool and off the beaten path as you can get,” PR professional Jessica Wells tells Reader’s Digest. On this island, you’ll find no cars—not even a paved road. There’s no way to get there except by boat or seaplane. Whether day-tripping or overnighting, be sure to explore the nature trails and mangroves while taking in the gorgeous sunset over Pine Island Sound, the waterfront vistas, and all the wildlife, including otters, tortoises, dolphins, osprey, and ducks.
25 Best Florida Gulf Coast Beaches
Florida offers several hundred miles of pristine beaches, all of which carry their own character and beauty, but there’s something extra special about the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond the incredibly gorgeous sunsets, many Gulf Coast beaches provide the best fishing, most picturesque nature trails, clearest waters, and softest sand. From the Dry Tortugas to the crook of Northwest Florida, the calm Gulf Coast waters attract all kinds of visitors, including scuba divers, spring breakers, shell hunters, and sunbathers. Finding the right Gulf Coast beach can be tricky, especially with so many magnificent options. From Anna Maria Beach to Venice Beach to Cape San Blas, this list of 25 Florida Gulf Coast Beaches is the place to begin searching for the ideal beach.
Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island
To view the 2018 accolades, click here.
To view the 2017 accolades, click here.