The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel welcomes Spring with new accolades & awards

LEE COUNTY, FL - From picturesque shell-covered beaches, to the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel continues to excite and inspire vacationers . Family Fun Magazine announced today that Sanibel Island was voted No. 1 overall family vacation destination. The destination has recently received a variety of awards and accolades from some of the travel industry’s most notable publications , which showcase just how special visitors find the area.

FamilyFun Magazine: Sanibel Island Tops Multiple Lists for Families in Third Annual Travel Awards

Sanibel Island was voted as one of the Top 10 Tourist Towns in the U.S., as well as a Top 10 Regional Destination (the South), and a Top 10 Overall Vacation Destination in the magazine’s third annual Travel Awards, which surveyed 2,000 parents about their all-time favorite U.S. vacation destinations. Read more here.

USA Today’s Lover’s Key State Park Named One of Florida’s Best Beaches in Readers Choice Contest

In the battle for the title of Best Florida Beach, Lover’s Key State Park came in a t number 10, with the editors noting “the isolated cluster of islands that make up the park holds unspoiled beaches that birds love as much as sun-worshippers.” Read more here.

Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel: Fort Myers Beach Voted as One of America’s Coolest Small Towns

Fort Myers Beach made the top 10 list in Arthur Frommer Budget Travel’s annual “America’s Coolest Small Towns” contest, which celebrates the culture, history, natural beauty and old fashioned charm of small towns throughout the U.S. Read more here. Bowman’s Beach Crowned Best Beach for Seashells in Florida

Editor s from the travel guide hub, Fodor’s Travel, named Bowman’s Beach on Sanibel Island the best for shelling in Florida. Read more here.

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in southwest Florida includes: Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boc a Grande & Outer Islands, North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres. For media assistance on the destination, please visit

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